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Corey, Robert Brainard (Structural Chemist)



  • Existence: 1897 - 1971


Background: Caltech Professor of Structural Chemistry, 1949-1968; Research Associate, 1946-1949; Senior Research Fellow, 1935-1946.


Description: In collaboration with Linus Pauling, Corey utilized the x-ray diffraction technique to investigate the structure of proteins. In doing so he designed some of the first accurate, three-dimensional molecular models of proteins.


Collection Notes: Papers, 1924-1965. Included are biographical material, reprints, conference material, correspondence, and research material including two boxes of material on his work on molecular models.

Collection size: 4 boxes, 2 linear ft.

Finding aid available at the Archives.

Photo of Robert Corey with Linus Pauling (PhotoNet).

Also see: Linus Pauling.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Corey Photographs

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-00232

Robert B. Corey Papers

Identifier: CoreyRB
Scope and Contents

The Robert Corey papers include correspondence, reprints and material concerning his work on molecular models, including drawings, diagrams, and a 16 mm movie, “Configurations of the Polypeptide Chain.”

Dates: 1939-1965

Molecular models, plastic

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1981-00007

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Unprocessed Material 4
Archival Object 1
Collection 1
Chemistry 5
Manuscript Collection 2
Memorabilia 1
Photo Archive 1
Scientific Apparatus 1