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What countries have won Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

World Map depicting Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry

Being honored by a Nobel prize is a matter of pride. It is awarded on account of phenomenal contribution by an individual or organization in their respective fields. The first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1901 to Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff. Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award that began with the will of Alfred Nobel and since then it is an esteemed possession for the recipients.

The candidates are recommended by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and selected by The Nobel Committee for Chemistry. No person or organization can nominate themselves for the award. In addition to chemistry, Nobel prize is awarded in the fields of physics, medicine, economics, literature, and peace.

Chemistry is the field of science that is evolving and contributing to other fields like medicine, biology, and material science. The subject is of strategic importance when the long-term innovations and optimum utilization of resources are kept in mind. Chemistry has contributed significantly to the society. Be it the progress in terms of the chemical industry or the contribution to the medical industry. Owing to the significant place it holds in the society, the achievements of the field are considered to be honored.

Here is a list of all the Nobel Prize winners in chemistry from across the world.

Year Laureates Country
1914 Theodore William Richards  United States
1932 Irving Langmuir  United States
1934 Harold Clayton Urey  United States
1946 James Batcheller Sumner  United States
1946 John Howard Northrop  United States
1946 Wendell Meredith Stanley  United States
1949 William Francis Giauque  United States
1951 Edwin Mattison McMillan  United States
1951 Glenn Theodore Seaborg  United States
1954 Linus Pauling  United States
1955 Vincent du Vigneaud  United States
1960 Willard Frank Libby  United States
1961 Melvin Calvin  United States
1965 Robert Burns Woodward  United States
1966 Robert S. Mulliken  United States
1968 Lars Onsager  United States
1972 Christian B. Anfinsen  United States
1972 Stanford Moore  United States
1972 William H. Stein  United States
1974 Paul J. Flory  United States
1976 William N. Lipscomb  United States
1979 Herbert C. Brown  United States
1980 Paul Berg  United States
1980 Walter Gilbert  United States
1983 Henry Taube  United States
1984 Robert Bruce Merrifield  United States
1985 Herbert A. Hauptman  United States
1985 Jerome Karle  United States
1986 Dudley R. Herschbach  United States
1987 Donald J. Cram  United States
1987 Charles J. Pedersen  United States
1989 Thomas Cech  United States
1990 Elias James Corey  United States
1993 Kary B. Mullis  United States
1995 F. Sherwood Rowland  United States
1996 Robert F. Curl Jr.  United States
1996 Richard E. Smalley  United States
1997 Paul D. Boyer  United States
1998 Walter Kohn  United States
2000 Alan J. Heeger  United States
2001 William S. Knowles  United States
2001 K. Barry Sharpless  United States
2002 John B. Fenn  United States
2003 Peter Agre  United States
2003 Roderick MacKinnon  United States
2004 Irwin Rose  United States
2005 Robert H. Grubbs  United States
2005 Richard R. Schrock  United States
2006 Roger D. Kornberg  United States
2008 Martin Chalfie  United States
2008 Roger Y. Tsien  United States
2009 Thomas A. Steitz  United States
2010 Richard F. Heck  United States
2012 Robert Lefkowitz  United States
2012 Brian Kobilka  United States
2014 Eric Betzig  United States
2014 William E. Moerner  United States
2015 Paul L. Modrich  United States
2013 Martin Karplus  United States
1992 Rudolph A. Marcus  United States
1999 Ahmed Zewail United States
1994 George A. Olah  United States
2017 Joachim Frank United States
2013 Arieh Warshel  United States
2000 Alan G. MacDiarmid  United States
1981 Roald Hoffmann  United States
1986 Yuan T. Lee  United States
2015 Aziz Sancar United States
1989 Sidney Altman United States
2013 Michael Levitt United States
2016 Fraser Stoddart United States
1902 Hermann Emil Fischer  Germany
1905 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer  Germany
1907 Eduard Buchner  Germany
1909 Wilhelm Ostwald  Germany
1910 Otto Wallach  Germany
1915 Richard Martin Willstätter  Germany
1918 Fritz Haber  Germany
1920 Walther Hermann Nernst  Germany
1927 Heinrich Otto Wieland  Germany
1928 Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus  Germany
1930 Hans Fischer  Germany
1931 Carl Bosch  Germany
1931 Friedrich Bergius  Germany
1938 Richard Kuhn  Germany
1939 Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt  Germany
1943 George de Hevesy  Germany
1944 Otto Hahn  Germany
2007 Gerhard Ertl  Germany
1925 Richard Adolf Zsigmondy  Germany
2014 Stefan W. Hell  Germany
1950 Otto Paul Hermann Diels  West Germany
1950 Kurt Alder  West Germany
1953 Hermann Staudinger  West Germany
1963 Karl Ziegler  West Germany
1967 Manfred Eigen  West Germany
1973 Ernst Otto Fischer  West Germany
1979 Georg Wittig  West Germany
1988 Johann Deisenhofer  West Germany
1988 Robert Huber  West Germany
1988 Hartmut Michel  West Germany
1904 Sir William Ramsay  United Kingdom
1921 Frederick Soddy  United Kingdom
1922 Francis William Aston  United Kingdom
1929 Arthur Harden  United Kingdom
1937 Walter Norman Haworth  United Kingdom
1947 Sir Robert Robinson  United Kingdom
1952 Archer John Porter Martin  United Kingdom
1952 Richard Laurence Millington Synge  United Kingdom
1956 Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood  United Kingdom
1957 Lord (Alexander R.) Todd  United Kingdom
1958 Frederick Sanger  United Kingdom
2009 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan United Kingdom
1962 Max Ferdinand Perutz  United Kingdom
1962 John Cowdery Kendrew  United Kingdom
1964 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin  United Kingdom
1967 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish  United Kingdom
1967 George Porter  United Kingdom
1969 Derek H. R. Barton  United Kingdom
1973 Geoffrey Wilkinson  United Kingdom
1978 Peter D. Mitchell  United Kingdom
1980 Frederick Sanger  United Kingdom
1982 Aaron Klug  United Kingdom
1996 Sir Harold W. Kroto  United Kingdom
1997 John E. Walker  United Kingdom
1998 John A. Pople  United Kingdom
1975 John Warcup Cornforth United Kingdom
2017 Richard Henderson  United Kingdom
1908 Ernest Rutherford  United Kingdom
1906 Henri Moissan  France
1912 Victor Grignard  France
1912 Paul Sabatier  France
1911 Maria Skłodowska-Curie France
1935 Frédéric Joliot  France
1935 Irène Joliot-Curie  France
1987 Jean-Marie Lehn  France
2005 Yves Chauvin  France
2016 Jean-Pierre Sauvage  France
1981 Kenichi Fukui  Japan
2000 Hideki Shirakawa  Japan
2001 Ryōji Noyori  Japan
2002 Koichi Tanaka  Japan
2008 Osamu Shimomura  Japan
2010 Ei-ichi Negishi  Japan
2010 Akira Suzuki  Japan
1913 Alfred Werner   Switzerland
1937 Paul Karrer   Switzerland
1991 Richard R. Ernst   Switzerland
2002 Kurt Wüthrich   Switzerland
2017 Jacques Dubochet   Switzerland
2004 Aaron Ciechanover  Israel
2004 Avram Hershko  Israel
2009 Ada E. Yonath  Israel
2011 Dan Shechtman  Israel
1903 Svante August Arrhenius  Sweden
1926 The (Theodor) Svedberg  Sweden
1929 Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin  Sweden
1948 Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius  Sweden
1993 Michael Smith  Canada
1986 John C. Polanyi  Canada
1971 Gerhard Herzberg  Canada
1901 Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff  Netherlands
1936 Petrus (Peter) Josephus Wilhelmus Debye  Netherlands
1995 Paul J. Crutzen  Netherlands
2016 Ben Feringa  Netherlands
1923 Fritz Pregl  Austria
1939 Leopold Ruzicka  Switzerland
1970 Luis F. Leloir  Argentina
1977 Ilya Prigogine  Belgium
1959 Jaroslav Heyrovský  Czechoslovakia
1997 Jens C. Skou  Denmark
1945 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen  Finland
1963 Giulio Natta  Italy
1995 Mario J. Molina  Mexico
1969 Odd Hassel  Norway
1956 Nikolay Nikolaevich Semenov  Soviet Union

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