Archive for March, 2016

R.B. Woodward Lecture on Vitamin B12 Synthesis

March 11th 2016

When I was a post doc at Harvard one of the real treasures was the chemistry library, which had some very impressive archives as you might imagine. Amongst these was a DVD recording of a lecture that R.B. Woodward gave in 1972 following his completion of the total synthesis of vitamin B12 (along with Albert Eschenmoser). If you are into this sort of thing and have 3.5 hours to spare it is a real gem. Here is part 1:

And part 2:

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