John E. Amoore

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John Earnest Amoore
Born28 April 1930
Alma materOxford University (B.Sc., 1952) (D.Phil., 1958)
Known forStereochemical theory for olfaction
Scientific career
Institutions Western Regional Research Laboratories[1] (1963–1978)
Olfacto Lab[1] (1978–1998)

John E. Amoore (1930-1998) was a British biochemist who first proposed the stereochemical theory for olfaction.[2]


  • Molecular Basis of Odor John E. Amoore, Published 1970, Thomas ISBN 0-398-00039-5
  • How Smells Shape Up John E. Amoore, Published 1977, American Chemical Society


  1. ^ a b "John Earnest Amoore (1930-1998)". Association for Chemoreception Sciences. Retrieved 24 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Amoore J E (1963). "Stereochemical theory of olfaction". Nature. 198 (4877): 271–2. Bibcode:1963Natur.198..271A. doi:10.1038/198271a0. PMID 14012641.