Pregl, Fritz

Pregl, Fritz (1869-1930)

20th Century
Born: Laibach (now Slovenia), 1869
Died: Graz (Austria), 1930
Pregl studied medicine at the University of Graz, receiving his M.D. in 1894. He developed different microanalytical techniques for the determination of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, halogens, sulphur and functional groups in organic compounds. Pregl was highly skilled in the design and construction of apparatus for microanalytical research and in 1923 he was awarded the Nobel prize for his microchemical feats.

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Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1923
"for his invention of the method of micro-analysis of organic substances"