Martin, Archer J. P.

British chemist, co-recipient of 1952 Nobel Prize for invention of partition chromotography

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(1910–2002) British chemist, shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for invention of partition chromatography with Richard Synge. Educated at Bedford School and Cambridge, worked in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, in 1938 to Wool Industries Research Institution in Leeds. Headed Biochemistry Division of Boots Pure Drug Co. 1946-48, when he joined the Medical Research Council. Fellow of the Royal Society 1950, appointed head of the Physical Chemistry Division of the National Institute for Medical Research 1952, Chemical Consultant 1956-59. Specialized in biochemistry, aspects of Vitamins E & B2, and in techniques that laid the foundation for chromatography. Developed partition chromatography while working on separation of amino acids, later developed gas-liquid chromatography. Published far fewer papers than typical Nobel winners, 70 in all, but his 9th won the Nobel. Received John Price Wetherill Medal 1959. University of Houston dropped him from its chemistry faculty in 1979 because he was not publishing enough. Typed addressed 3 ¾ x 6 ½ envelope with cachet honoring centennial of the American Society of Chemical Engineers, British and ASCE Centennial stamps at top right with English November 26 1952 postmark (year of receipt of Nobel Prize). Collector’s name typed at lower right. Signed vertically by Martin between cachet and postmark.

Condition: Very good, mild toning at right side
Type:Signed Envelope






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