The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1902
Sugar, purine syntheses. Produced phenylhydrazine. Artificial sugars. Purines from caffeine.
Businessman father, â€œEmil too stupid to be business man; better be a student.â€ Sent him to study chemistry.
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Name: Hermann Emil Fischer
Birth: 9 October 1852, Euskirchen, Prussia (now Germany)
Death: 15 July 1919, Berlin, Germany
Affiliation: Berlin University, Berlin, Germany
Award: "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his work on sugar and purine syntheses."
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