Emil Fischer


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Fischer, Emil

(ā`mēl fĭsh`ər), 1852–1919, German organic chemist. He is especially noted for his researches on the structure and synthesis of sugars and of purines and purine base derivatives, e.g., caffeine; for this work he received the 1902 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His many other valuable discoveries include a method of synthesizing polypeptides. He was an assistant of Adolf von BaeyerBaeyer, Adolf von
(Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer) , 1835–1917, German chemist. He taught at Berlin and Strasbourg and in 1875 succeeded Liebig at Munich.
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 and was professor at the universities of Erlangen (1882–85), Würzburg (1885–92), and Berlin (from 1892).
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Dirk Trauner has been awarded the 2016 Emil Fischer Medal and is a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Xylitol was first discovered in 1891 by Emil Fischer, a German chemist (2) who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1902.
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