Collection of Sterol Chemicals Belonging to Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, c.1934
|Inventory Number:|| 15270|
|Object Type:|| |
|Persons:||Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin|
|Brief Description:||Collection of crystalline chemicals in 75 sealed glass phials and ampoules, each one labelled in manuscript, in various small card boxes together in a cardboard box labelled 'Sterols'.|
Sterols were one of Dorothy Hodgkin's first research projects, conducted at Cambridge under J. D. Bernal in 1932-34, pioneering the techniques of elucidating molecular structure by means of X-ray crystallography, prior to her famous work in Oxford on penicillin, vitamin B12, and insulin.
|Provenance:||Presented by Somerville College in 1995, per Miss Pauline Adams, Librarian. Belonged to the late Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, O.M. (1910 - 1994).|