Tishler, Max

Tishler, Max

(1906–89) chemist, inventor; born in Boston, Mass. Educated at Tufts and Harvard, he developed in the late 1930s a synthesis of riboflavin that made the large-scale production of vitamin B2 economical. The practical synthesis of other vitamins resulted from this breakthrough. After a long career as a research chemist, he became a professor of chemistry at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1969.
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