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Yoshio Nagai

chemist , educator

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