Archer John Porter Martin

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin Full Name: Archer John Porter Martin
Nationality: English

Profession: Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Why Famous: Chemist who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of partition chromatography with Richard Synge. He specialised in Biochemistry, in some aspects of Vitamins E and B2, and in techniques that laid the foundation for chromatography.

Born: March 1, 1910
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Died: July 28, 2002 (aged 92)

Historical Events in the Life of Archer John Porter Martin

  • 1941-06-07 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead
  • 1950-10-20 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and James Lovelock give the first demonstration of gas chromatography at a meeting of the Biochemical Society. The technique is rapidly adopted by the petrochemical industry.