Ten fun facts about Emil Fischer


Fact 1
Hermann Emil Fischer was born on October 9, 1852 at Euskirchen in the Cologne district of Germany.

Fact 2
He passed his final examination in school at Wetzlar in 1869 with distinction.

Fact 3
Fischer decided to devote his life to chemistry when he met Adolf von Baeyer and took his PhD at Strasbourg with a thesis on fluoresceine and orcin-phthalein.


Fact 4
Most of his later work led to the discovery of phenyl hydrazine which was reputed to be accidental.

Fact 5
Emil Fisher became an assistant to von Baeyer in 1875 at Leibig at the University of Munich.

Fact 6
His fame mainly rests on his studies of the glucosides, the purines and the sugars which were carried out from 1882 to 1906. He worked to prove that mirror-image molecules do exist.

Fact 7
Numerous artificial derivates came from his laboratory between 1882 and 1896 which were analogous to the naturally-occurring substances.

Fact 8
Emil Fischer synthesized some of the known sugars such as fructose and glucose and identified 16 forms of glucose.

Fact 9
In 1888 he became Professor of Chemistry at the University of Würzburg and remained there till 1892. Between 1899 and 1908, Fischer made grate contributions knowledge of the proteins.

Fact 10
He died in 1919 from cancer. The Emil Fischer Memorial Medial was instituted by the German Chemical Society at this time.


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Was an eminent German chemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1902 and was best known for his influential research regarding the purines and the carbohydrates.

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