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Yoshio Nagai

Yoshio Nagai, Japanese chemist, educator. Member Chemical Society Japan (Science medal 1966.

Background

  • Nagai, Yoshio was born on November 18, 1905 in Tokyo. Son of Kikuji and Sadako (Nagasaki) Nagai.

  • Education

    • Graduate University Tokyo, 1930, Doctor of Engineering, 1945.

    Career

    • From lecturer to professor applied chemistry University Tokyo, 1944-1966, professor emeritus, since 1966. Professor synthetic organic chemistry Saitama (Japan) University, 1966-1971. Professor Toyo University, 1971-1976.

      Tokyo Institute of Science, since 1937. Professor Saitama Institute of Technology, 1976-1983, president, 1976-1983, president emeritus, since 1983.

    Works

    • Author: (with T. Yoshino) Textbook of Organic Chemistry, 3d edition, 1972. (with S. Kambara) Tales of Polymers, 6th edition, 1977. Research on syntheses of polycyclic compounds.

      Invented Hofmann-Nagai reaction.

    Membership

    Member Chemical Society Japan (Science medal 1966.

    Connections

    • Married Fumiko Kuratsuka, November 2, 1937. Children– Kemi Nagai Yamashita, Yuki Nagai Kurihara.
    • father: Kikuji Nagai
    • mother: Sadako (Nagasaki) Nagai
    • spouse: Fumiko Kuratsuka
    • children: Kemi Nagai Yamashita Nagai
    • Yuki Nagai Kurihara Nagai
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    Born November 18, 1905
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