Elected: 1958
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Professor Ralph Alexander Raphael CBE FRSE
With the death of Ralph Raphael, synthetic organic chemistry has lost one of the most able, original, charismatic and universally loved practitioners and teachers of his generation.

Ralph’s outstanding intellect, his unique ability to absorb, retain and recall information – he could truly be described as a walking encyclopaedia of organic chemistry – found application in devising ingenious, elegant and economical syntheses of a long succession of biologically active natural products. His generosity in response to fellow scientists seeking advice or help is well known.

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