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About the same time, the Oxford X-ray crystallographers helped to resolve the structure of penicillin. Robinson had postulated two separate rings, while Woodward favored the fused “0-lactam” structure. “[Wlorlting in a state of much greater ignorance of the chemical nature of the compounds we have had to study than is usual in X-ray analysis,” Crowfoot Hodgkin and Charles Bunn (19051990),aided by penicillin’s large sulfur atom, proved that the 0-lactam structure was correct. By the late 1940s, the X-ray crystallographers had matched the organic chemists, but not surpassed them.
Unlike polymer science, however, physical organic chemistry is now regarded as being firmly within organic chemistry. How did physical organic chemistry develop and why was organic chemistry able to retain it? [I] Physical organic chemistry is a child of the twentieth century. To be sure, physical aspects of organic chemistry had existed in the nineteenth century, notably the study 1 . 7 Physical Organic Chemistry of optical activity with its associated mutarotation and the concept of the tetrahedral carbon atom.
The extension of mass spectrometry to structural organic chemistry was not, however, immediate. Most organic chemists regarded mass spectrometers as very expensive and elaborate instruments that were difficult to handle.  Furthermore, the fragmentation patterns of hydrocarbons did not appear to show any promise for correlation with structures. Fred W. 1923) of Dow Chemicals (later at Cornell University) overcame the “terrible” reputation of mass spectroscopy when used in analysis of organic compounds caused by what he called the “random rearrangements” of hydrocarbons.