, Volume 23, Issue 12, pp 1327–1332 | Cite as

Gilbert Stork: Organic Chemist and Teacher (1921–2017)

  • Vijay NairEmail author
General Article


Professor Gilbert Stork, the organic chemist and teacher par excellence, passed away on 21 October 2017. His departure marked the end of a hallowed era of classical organic synthesis. His extraordinary scholarship in organic chemistry, originality, and human qualities such as humility, kindness, warmth and concern for students, and humanity in general, sets him a class apart.


Stork enamine reaction organocatalysis vinyl radical cyclization triterpes steroids alkaloids reserpine quinine germine chirality transfer 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyTrivandrumIndia

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