Francis Leroy's A Century of Nobel Prize Recipients. Chemistry, Physics and PDF

By Francis Leroy

ISBN-10: 0824708768

ISBN-13: 9780824708764

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Wieland showed, for example, that substances like methylene blue can oxidise a molecule by removing hydrogen, without any intervention of oxygen. His work on bile acids, for which he received the Nobel Prize, proved particularly Cholesterol. It is an essential component of biological membranes. It is also a raw material for substances like steroid hormones, bile salts as well as some insect hormones like ecdysone. The molecule was extensively studied by Konrad E. Bloch who showed that acetate was a precursor.

Stanley, Wendell Meredith (Ridgeville, Indiana, August 16, 1904 - Salamanca, Spain, June 15, 1971). Spanish American biochemist. Son of a publisher. Nobel Prize for Chemistry, along with John H. Northrop and James B. Sumner for his work in the purification and crystallization of viruses. D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1929. There, as an assistant, he undertook research on biphenyl and on a drug potentially useful in treating leprosy. In 1930 he did a post-doctorate at the University of Munich under Heinrich Wieland.

Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing techniques in the microanalysis of organic compounds. Son of a treasurer. Pregl achieved his medical studies at the University of Graz in 1893 and was appointed assistant in physiological chemistry in the same institution in 1899. He headed the Department of Chemistry in Innsbrück from 1910 to 1913 but he then returned to Graz and headed the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry After a short working stay with Wilhelm Ostwald and Emil Fischer in Germany, Pregl conducted research on bile acids and urine, two products of human secretion.

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