This is a list of blue plaques erected by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  • This is a list of blue plaques erected by the Royal Society of Chemistry. (en)
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  • It had four Heads in that time, the Waynflete Professors W H Perkin Jnr, Sir Robert Robinson OM, Sir Ewart Jones, and Sir Jack Baldwin.
  • In 1928, at St. Mary's Hospital, London, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. This discovery led to the introduction of antibiotics that greatly reduced the number of deaths from infection. Howard W. Florey, at the University of Oxford working with Ernst B. Chain, Norman G. Heatley and Edward P. Abraham, successfully took penicillin from the laboratory to the clinic as a medical treatment in 1941. The large-scale development of penicillin was undertaken in the United States of America during the 1939-1945 World War, led by scientists and engineers at the Northern Regional Research Laboratory of the US Department of Agriculture, Abbott Laboratories, Lederle Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., Chas. Pfizer & Co. Inc., and E.R. Squibb & Sons. The discovery and development of penicillin was a milestone in twentieth century pharmaceutical chemistry.
  • This plaque, at the home of the Royal Society of Chemistry's publishing operations, commemorates the 170th anniversary of the society's scientific publishing, which has made a profound contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences.
  • Born in Glasgow and Professor of Chemistry at Anderson’s University from 1830–1837. His famous contributions to Science were Graham’s Law of Diffusion and his pioneering work on dialysis. He founded the Chemical Society of London in 1841, and became Master of the Mint. He is commemorated by this building and by a statue in George Square.
  • Erected in the Centenary Year of Imperial College London
  • Commemorating the pioneering work into the development of silicone polymers conducted by Professor Frederic S. Kipping, FRS, first Sir Jesse Boot Professor of Chemistry, at the University College laboratories in Shakespeare Street, Nottingham , and the Trent Building laboratories, University Park . His research formed the basis for the worldwide development of the synthetic rubber and silicone-based lubricant industries.
  • Laws of Partial Pressures and Multiple Proportions, recognised Colour Blindness and revolutionised Chemistry through his Atomic Theory
  • In recognition of the pioneering research work, here on Pennyfood Street, by Dr Stewart Adams and Dr John Nicholson in the Research Department of Boots which led to the discovery of ibuprofen used by millions worldwide for the relief of pain.
  • In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the world’s first commercial autocatalysts being manufactured on this site, and the subsequent development of catalysts and filters for gasoline and diesel vehicles that have cleaned billions of tonnes of pollutants from the environment worldwide.
  • In tribute to the Institut de France for honouring British Chemist Sir Humphry Davy in 1808 and encouraging the international exchange of scientific knowledge.
  • Close to this site, in the Torridon Laboratories of the Wool Industries Research Association between 1940 and 1943, Dr Archer John Porter Martin and Dr Richard Laurence Millington Synge developed the technique of partition chromatography. Originally developed for the separation of amino acids from wool proteins, the technique became the basis for future widespread chromatographic analysis in research and development in many branches of chemistry. Drs Martin and Synge were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1952 for this research.
  • In recognition of the significant and enduring contribution made by Pfizer Scientists to health and quality of life through the discovery, development and manufacture of novel medicines for human and animal use. Sandwich Research laboratories established 1957.
  • Discoverer of Latent Heat, at the Old College, High Street
  • This plaque is in recognition of the pioneering work carried out by scientists on this site since 1928. Research at Jealott's Hill has led to global developments in agriculture which have helped feed people and improve their quality of life.
  • To mark the 100th birthday of Daniel Eley, pioneering physical chemist. His research, much of it conducted in Nottingham, bridges chemistry, physics and biology. It includes the Eley-Rideal mechanism of gas-surface reactions, organic semiconductors, discovery of the conductivity of DNA, ortho/para hydrogen conversion and understanding the structure of aqueous solutions.
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  • Near this site, between 1912 and 1914, Sir William H. Bragg and his son Sir W. Lawrence Bragg carried out research that led to the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915. Their work formed the basis of crystal structure determination by X-ray diffraction which has made an outstanding contribution to chemical science.
  • Pioneering work has been carried out in these laboratories since 1970 on the chemistry of Platinum Group Metals for the development of car exhaust catalysts and the design of platinum anti-cancer drugs. Exhaust catalysts are fitted to most modern vehicles and make a global contribution to air quality. Platinum-based drugs play a major role in cancer therapy.
  • Clarendon Laboratory where H.G.J. Moseley completed his pioneering studies on the frequencies of X-rays emitted from the elements. His work established the concept of atomic number and helped reveal the structure of the atom. He predicted several new elements and laid the ground for a major tool in chemical analysis.
  • Disovered the Properties of Fixed Air
  • In 1984 the principles behind DNA fingerprinting were discovered in this building by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and his research group.
  • Graduate of Medicine 1754
  • Lecturer in Chemistry 1756–1766
  • Recognising his pioneering work at Ghent University on structural and organic aromatic chemistry
  • Professor of Chemistry 1766-1799
  • Professor of Medicine 1757–1766
  • Promoter of the Scottish Chemical Industry
  • University of Southampton Chemistry. On this site in 1973, Martin Fleischmann, Patrick J. Hendra and A. James McQuillan recorded the first surface enhanced Raman spectra leading to the development of a highly sensitive surface spectroscopic technique that is now used worldwide.
  • Student 1744–1752
  • Led pioneering work in this building from 1956–1972 and elsewhere in Oxford on the structures of antibiotics, vitamins and proteins including penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin, using X-ray diffraction techniques for which she received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964
  • Apprentice apothecary to John Bingham Borlase in this building, 1795-1798. Progressed to the Medical Pneumatic Institution, Bristol, 1798 and to the Royal Institution, London, 1801. Davy established the nature of acids, identified 9 elements and invented the miner's safety lamp.
  • During the period 1930–1970 Professor Sir Christopher Ingold pioneered our understanding of the electronic basis of structure, mechanism and reactivity in organic chemistry, which is fundamental to modern-day chemistry.
  • This laboratory was a major centre for Organic Chemistry from 1916–2003.
  • In recognition of the outstanding scientific contribution made by Charles Suckling and others, close to this site in 1951, in the synthesis and subsequent commercial development of halothane, the world's first synthetic inhalation anaesthetic.
  • In 1957 scientists working for Beecham Research Laboratories at nearby Brockham Park discovered a chemical which they used to develop many new penicillins with unique properties for the treatment of bacterial infections. These medicines have relieved suffering and saved millions of lives worldwide.
  • In recognition of the pioneering research and development work performed by scientists at Harwell since 1946. Their work has provided fundamental support in the development of nuclear power in the UK and a greater understanding of the chemistry of the actinide elements.
  • This replaces a centenary plaque unveiled by Sir R Robinson in 1957.
  • Founding father of Epidemiology. In 1854 his research linked deaths to the water pump near this site and thus determined that cholera is a water borne disease.
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. Where in 1980, John B. Goodenough with Koichi Mizushima, Philip C. Jones and Philip J. Wiseman identified the cathode material that enabled development of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. This breakthrough ushered in the age of portable electronic devices.
  • Professor of Chemistry. Attended this school 1837–1839.
  • Close to this site, in 1869, Andrews discovered the 'critical tempterature' for the liquefaction of carbon dioxide, the basis of cryogenics and of low temperature chemistry and physics
  • discovered mauveine, the world's first synthetic dyestuff, in 1856. He and his brother Thomas produced mauveine from a factory on this site in 1857, and later alizarin, thus laying the foundations of the organic chemicals industry.
  • This plaque is in recognition of the pioneering work in the nutrition science carried out by Dr Elsie Widdowson . Her research provided a foundation for the work which continues in this laboratory today to improve the health of the population.
  • In recognition of his outstanding contribution, started on a site close to here in Birniehill Bathgate, where in c. 1850 he processed torbanite to create the first commercial production of paraffin oil in the world, leading to the major shale oil industry in West Lothian
  • In recognition of the pioneering work carried out here when he was co-director of the laboratory. Cornforth led a team that revealed the detailed chemistry of how enzymes work, and explained how cholesterol builds up in the body. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975.
  • Sir Robert was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1947 for work done here on natural products.
  • On this site in the former New Meeting House Joseph Priestley LLD FRS scholar, scientist, theologian and discoverer of oxygen ministered to his congregation from 1870 to 1791
  • On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the atomic nucleus by Ernest Rutherford, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and pioneer in nuclear physics, at the University of Manchester
  • Sir Edward Frankland PhD FRS Professor of Chemistry 1851 - 1857 Organometallic compounds. Bonding and Valency. Water Analysis First President of the Institude of Chemistry. Sir Henry Enfield Rosecoe BA PhD FRS Professor of Chemistry 1857–1886 Vanadium. Photochemistry. Spectroscopy. First President of the Society of Chemical Industry Active in the transfer of Owens College from this building to Oxford Road in 1873 and in the foundation of the Victory University in 1880
  • Discovered many new chemical compounds, made important contributions to chemical theory, and improved the quality of domestic water supplies. President of the Chemical Society and the Institute of Chemistry.
  • In recognition of the pioneering research and manufacturing work carried out at the May & Baker Dagenham site in a wide range of chemical and pharmaceutical fields since 1934. These products continue to benefit patients and their quality of life around the world.
  • This plaque recognises Hexagon Site as a Chemical Landmark. Since 1786, this site has been at the heart of dyestuffs development and production in the UK.
  • The College was modelled on Liebig's Laboratory at Giessen, Germany by AW Hofmann. Here, Hofmann inspired the young to do great things in chemistry, and relate them to both academic and everyday life.
  • Shell Research Ltd Milstead Laboratory of Chemical Enzymology.
  • Between 1894 and 1910, in a laboratory near this site, William Ramsay discovered and characterised the noble gases, completing the structure of the Periodic Table of Elements.
  • Near this site Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, Raymond Gosling, Alexander Stokes and Herbert Wilson performed experiments that led to the discover of the structure of DNA. This work revolutionised our understanding of the chemistry behind life itself.
  • Chemistry Department University College London During the period 1930–1970 Professor Sir Christopher Ingold pioneered our understanding of the electronic basis of structure, mechanism and reactivity in organic chemistry, which is fundamental to modern-day chemistry.
  • In recognition of the pioneering work carried out by chemists at the Alderley Park site since 1957 which has led to the discovery of therapeutic medicines, including beta-blockers and cancer therapies, that continue to provide benefits for patients throughout the world.
  • Erected jointly with American Chemical Society
  • Erected jointly with Birmingham Civic Society
  • The plaque is indoors.
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  • This is a list of blue plaques erected by the Royal Society of Chemistry. (en)
  • List of blue plaques erected by the Royal Society of Chemistry (en)
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