Prelog, Vladimir

Prelog, Vladimir (1906-1998)

20th Century
Born: Sarajevo (now Bosnia-Herzegovina), 1906
Died: 1998

Prelog was educated in Prague. There he received his diploma in chemical engineering (1928) and his doctorate (1929). After his professorship at the University of Zagreb (1935-1941) he emigrated to Switzerland, were he was appointed professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Natural products became one of the two main interests of his career, the other being stereochemistry. For this research he was awarded a share of the Nobel Prize for 1975.

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Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1975
"for his research into the stereochemistry of organic molecules and reactions"