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Model of the Structure of Penicillin, by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Oxford, c.1945

Inventory Number: 17631
Object Type:
Creator: Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin
Date Created:
Place Created: Oxford England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1947-6/part
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).
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Provenance: Presumably part of the collection of penicillin apparatus transferred to the Museum from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford, in 1947.
Collection Group:
Material(s): plastic (poly (methyl methacrylate))
Copper alloy

Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
235 314 314 mm

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