1918 - Sir Derek Harold Richard Barton is a British physical chemist was born on 8th of September.
1938 - He entered Imperial College, University of London.
1940-1942 - Graduated in 1940 and obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1942.
1942-1944 - Barton was a government research chemist.
1945 - He was with Albright and Wilson in Birmingham.
1946-1949 - Barton was ICI Research Fellow.
1949-1950 - Visiting Lecturer in the Chemistry of Natural Products, at Harvard University.
- Using this new technique of "conformational analysis", he later determined the geometry of many other natural product molecules.
1953 - Appointed Reader in Organic Chemistry and Professor at Birkbeck College.
1954 - Elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society.
1955 - Became Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow.
1957 - Appointed Professor of Organic Chemistry at Imperial College.
1965 - He was appointed member of the Council for Scientific Policy.
1969 - Barton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "contributions to the development of the concept of conformation and its application in chemistry."
1972 - He was knighted but chose to be known as Sir Derek only in Britain.
1978 - Became Director of the Natural Products Institute in France.
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