Hermann Emil Fischer facts for kids
Hermann Emil Fischer
|Born||9 October 1852
Euskirchen, Rhine Province
|Died||15 July 1919, aged 66
|Known for||Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1902|
Emil Fischer – he never used his first name – was the founder of the chemistry of primary natural products: carbohydrates, purines and nucleosides, peptides and proteins. Amongst his many discoveries were the structure of carbohydrates, and he was the first to get synthetic peptides. He studied the active principles of tea, coffee and cocoa, namely, caffeine and theobromine.
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