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Alan R. Katritzky

Alan Roy Katritzky FRS[1] (18 August 1928 – 10 February 2014) was a British-born American chemist, latterly working at the University of Florida.[2]

Alan Katritzky
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Alan Roy Katritzky
Alan Roy Katritzky

(1928-08-18)18 August 1928
Died10 February 2014(2014-02-10) (aged 85)
NationalityBritish, American
Alma materSt Catherine's College, Oxford
Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Scientific career


Alan Katritzky gained both his BA and DPhil from St Catherine's College, Oxford and PhD from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[3]


Katritzky moved to Cambridge in 1959 to be a postdoctoral research fellow. From 1960 to 1963 he was a founding Fellow and Director of Studies at Churchill College, Cambridge.[4]

He became professor at the University of East Anglia in 1963. In 1980 he moved to the University of Florida, where he ran a research group of some 40 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working on synthetic methods, QSPR (quantitative structure–property relationships) and other topics.

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  1. ^ a b c Boulton, A. John (2015). "Alan Roy Katritzky 18 August 1928 — 10 February 2014". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 61: 225. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2015.0001. ISSN 0080-4606.
  2. ^ "Alan Roy Katritzky Obituary or Funeral Notice". Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  3. ^ 2016 "Katritzky, Prof. Alan Roy, (18 Aug. 1928–10 Feb. 2014), Kenan Professor of Chemistry, since 1980, and Director, Center for Heterocyclic Compounds, since 1986, University of Florida." WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. 20 Jul. 2019
  4. ^ "Professor Alan Katritzky FRS, 1928 – 2014". Retrieved 8 March 2014.