Mathematician:James Colquhoun Irvine

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Mathematician

Scottish organic chemist.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews from $1921$ until his death.

Worked on the application of methylation techniques to carbohydrates.

Isolated the first methylated sugars, trimethyl and tetramethyl glucose.


Nationality

Scottish


History

  • Born: 9 May 1877 in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Died: 12 June 1952 in St Andrews, Scotland


Publications