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Hermann Fischer

Hermann Fischer

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1902

Sugar, purine syntheses. Produced phenylhydrazine. Artificial sugars. Purines from caffeine.

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  1. Emil Fischer Medal - When Fischer died in 1919, the Emil Fischer Memorial Medal was instituted by the German Chemical Society.
  2. Fischer indole synthesis
  3. Fischer projection
  4. Fischer oxazole synthesis
  5. Fischer peptide synthesis
  6. Fischer phenylhydrazine and oxazone reaction
  7. Fischer reduction
  8. Fischer–Speier esterification
  9. Fischer glycosidation
  10. Emil Fischer Award
  11. Emil Fischer Center

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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."
Portion of Cash: 1/1