Brown Herbert, 1912 - 2004, Year won 1979, developed new methods of chemical synthesis..
Herbert Brown was born in London, in 1912 and since early childhood had to provide for his poor family. That did not stop him from succesfully completing his education.
In 1979 Herbert Brown received the Nobel prize in chemistry “for developing the use of boron in organic synthesis.”
Brown’s methods are used worldwide as basic procedures in laboratory work.