Robert Sidney Cahn Chemist

Robert Sidney Cahn (9 June 1899 - 15 June 1981) was a British chemist, best known for his contributions to chemical nomenclature and stereochemistry, particularly by the Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules, which he proposed in 1956 with Christopher Kelk Ingold and Vladimir Prelog. Cahn was born in Hampstead, London. He became a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry and was editor of the Journal of the Chemical Society from 1949 until 1963, and he remained with the Society as Director of Publications Research until his retirement in 1965.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 9th, 1899
United Kingdom
Date of death
June 15th, 1981 at age of 82


1. University of Cambridge Colleges/University

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world. In post-nominals the university's name is abbreviated as Cantab, a shortened form of Cantabrigiensis (an adjective derived from Cantabrigia, the Latinised form of Cambridge).

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Type Public university
2013. 4.9 bil. £
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Trinity Lane, CB2 1TN - Cambridge, United Kingdom
2012. 11,941
2011. 12,077
2009. 12,192
2004. 12,018
2012. 6,246
2011. 6,371
Acceptance rate
2012. 21.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
2012. 9 K £
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