Richard J. Friary collection of Woodward Research Institute materials
- Friary, Richard, 1942- (Person)
Extent.40 cubic feet (1 document box, 1 flat box)
Biographical note on Richard J. Friary
Woodward founded the Woodward Research Institute at the Ciba Company (Ciba-Geigy from 1970) in Basel, Switzerland in 1963; he was its first and only director. The Institute gave Woodward the opportunity to perform original research in the field of chemical compounds or processes associated with living organisms; two of the research areas covered by the Institute were the synthesis of prostaglandins and antibiotics. Although financially supported by Ciba, the Institute was a separate entity, as symbolized by the glass door between the Institute and Ciba’s facilities. Woodward carried out his research with younger chemists, usually his former students and co-workers, using the battery of physical instrumentation that only a major pharmaceutical company could afford in the early 1960s. The Institute closed after Woodward’s death in 1979.
- Accession number: 2018.729; 2018 June 23.
- "Richard J. Friary." Scribd. Accessed October 25, 2018. https://www.scribd.com/author/341933406/Richard-J-Friary.
- "Robert Burns Woodward." Britannica Library, Encyclopædia Britannica, 11 Aug. 2018. library.eb.com/levels/referencecenter/article/Robert-Burns-Woodward/77435. Accessed 24 Oct. 2018.
- Friary, Richard, 1942- . Richard J. Friary collection of Woodward Research Institute materials, 1970-1979: an inventory
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