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Name  Cedric Hassall

Role  Chemist
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Cedric Herbert Hassall FRS (born 6 December 1919) is a New Zealand chemist.



Born in Auckland on 6 December 1919, Hassall was educated at Auckland Grammar School. He then studied at Auckland University College, graduating Master of Science in 1942, and took a course at Auckland Teachers' Training College.

After lecturing in chemistry at the University of Otago from 1942 to 1945, Hassall completed a PhD in chemistry at the University of Cambridge. In 1948 he was appointed professor of chemistry at the University of the West Indies, and in 1957 he moved to the University College of Swansea to take up the post as professor and head of chemistry.

He is on the advisory board of Bee Vital. He started the Gregynog Natural Products Symposia in 1967.

A scholarship and lecture have been named for him.

Professor Hassall passed away on September 5, 2017.


  • Chemistry in the service of medicine, University College of Swansea, 1958, ISBN 978-0-901626-21-9
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