Lewis Hastings Sarett
|Born||December 22, 1917|
|Died||November 29, 1999 (aged 81)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Adams Barrie (m. March 1, 1944 - div.June 28, 1969)|
|Children||Mary Nicole and Katharine Wendy (1st wife)|
Will H. and Renee M. (2nd wife)
He was born in Champaign, Illinois. His father was renowned Jewish poet and professor Lew Sarett, and he was also an uncle of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. He lived in Laona, Wisconsin for a time and then attended high school in Highland Park, Illinois . He received a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in 1939 (Phi Beta Kappa) and his doctorate from Princeton University.
Named after him is the Sarett Oxidation which is the oxidation of an alcohol to a ketone or an aldehyde using chromic oxide and pyridine. Primary alcohols will be oxidised to aldehydes and not carboxylic acids.
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