Sir Robert Robinson
(13 Sep 1886 - 8 Feb 1975)
Science Quotes by Sir Robert Robinson (1 quote)
Remarking about Frederick Sanger who used the new technique of paper chromotography:
They are not chemists there, just a lot of paper hangers.
— Sir Robert Robinson
Quoted in 'Alexander Robertus Todd, O.M., Baron Todd of Trumpington', obituary by Damiel M. Brown and Hans Kornberg in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 2000, 46, 527. At Cambridge, Todd and his colleagues began using paper chromotography in the early 1950s to separate a mixture of vitamin B12 reaction products as a method to identify them.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Robinson's birth. 13 Sep
- Robert Robinson: Scientist Extraordinary, by Trevor I. Williams. - book suggestion.