Bertram Oliver Fraser-Reid Biography

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Bert Fraser-Reid is a distinguished researcher in organic synthesis and sugar chemistry. In 1966, at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, he developed a process to make synthetic pheromones, the chemical attractants produced naturally by insects and other species. For this discovery, he received the Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Award for outstanding contribution to organic chemistry in Canada in 1977. At Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Fraser-Reid has conducted groundbreaking research on the synthesis of organic compounds from simple sugars. In addition, he has led a research team that developed a unique process to combine simple sugars into oligosaccharides, complex sugars composed of two or more monosaccharides. This process, as Fraser-Reid indicated in Black Enterprise, "may have some potential to facilitate the development of a cure for AIDS." A Black Enterprise writer speculates that Fraser-Reid's research may ultimately earn him a Nobel Prize in chemistry, for which he...

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