Fischer, Emil

Fischer, Emil (1852-1919)


Fischer, Emil

19th Century
Born: Euskirchen near Köln (Germany), 1852 
Died: Berlin (Germany), 1919

Fischer began his career as student of Adoph v. Baeyer, in 1879 he became professor in München (1879), Erlangen (1881), Würzburg (1885), and Berlin (1892). In 1883 Fischer found a synthesis for indol, later he did research on purines (1880-84), on sugars, on barbituric acid, and on amino-acids. In 1902 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry.

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Link icon Hermann Emil Fischer
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Link icon The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1902
"in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his work on sugar and purine syntheses"