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Web Date: December 13, 2010

John Fenn Dies At 93

Obituary: Chemistry Nobel laureate helped develop method for analyzing large biomolecules
Department: ACS News
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: Fenn, electrospray, mass spectrometry

John B. Fenn, 93, who shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work that aided the mass spectrometric analysis of proteins and other large biological molecules, died Dec. 10 in Richmond, Va. Information about the cause of death was not disclosed.

"John was first and foremost a warm human being, willing to discuss passionately science and life with everyone and anyone. He was a friend and mentor to me and countless . . .

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