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F. Sherwood Rowland (1927–2012)

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Science  13 Apr 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6078, pp. 170
DOI: 10.1126/science.1222108

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F. Sherwood (“Sherry”) Rowland died on 10 March at age 84. He was a distinguished scientist, first in physical chemistry and radiochemistry as a hot-atom chemist and later as an atmospheric chemist (1). He was also famous for his leadership in discovering and publicizing the danger to the ozone layer posed by continued human release of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).