(1880-1972) US chemist who pioneered techniques to synthesize and analyze the structure of complex organic molecules using absorption spectroscopy. She also did research into unsaturated hydrocarbons and far ultraviolet vacuum spectroscopy.
Carr was born in Holmesville, Ohio, and studied at Mount Holyoke and the University of Chicago. From 1910 she was on the staff of Mount Holyoke, as professor of chemistry 1913–46.
Chiefly British; fen