Merrifield, Robert Bruce

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Merrifield, Robert Bruce Gender: M
born on 15 July 1921 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Polytechnic, Texas, 32n43, 97w16
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°12' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°11 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 03°18'

Robert Bruce Merrifield
photo: Dann Kristoff, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase peptide synthesis.

In 1963, he was sole author of a classic paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society in which he reported a method he called "solid phase peptide synthesis". This article is the fifth most cited paper in the journal's history.

After raising their 6 children, his wife Elizabeth (Libby), a biologist by training, joined the Merrifield laboratory at Rockefeller University where she worked for over 23 years.

After a long illness R. Bruce Merrifield died on 14 May 2006 at the age of 84 in his home in Cresskill, New Jersey.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 20 June 1949 (Elizabeth Furlong)
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  • Work : Prize 1984 (Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
  • Death by Disease 14 May 2006 (After a long illness, age 84)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Childhood : Only child
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Elizabeth Furlong, 1949-)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Biochemistry)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry (Biochemistry)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Chemistry)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Solid phase peptide synthesis)