Model of the Structure of Penicillin, by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Oxford, c.1945
|Inventory Number:|| 17631|
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|Place Created:|| Oxford England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||The model gives a three dimensional map of part of one of the crystal salts of penicillin. The contours are lines of electron density and show the positions of individual atoms in the structure. The diagram shows two schematic views of the structure.|
Based on X-ray crystallography work by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and Barbara Low (Oxford) and C.W. Bunn and A. Turner-Jones (I.C.I. Alkali Division, Northwich).
|Provenance:||Presumably part of the collection of penicillin apparatus transferred to the Museum from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford, in 1947.|
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