By Francis Leroy
Celebrating a century of innovative contributions to our realizing of lifestyles, the area, and the universe, this encyclopedic table reference lines the discoveries that earned approximately 500 distinct scientists Nobel honors within the parts of chemistry, physics, and medication. the college of Library magazine referred to as it "...eye-catching... unique paintings, colourful captioned drawings of versions and constructions, and diagrams illustrate advanced medical rules and will invite shopping. ...great portraits and attractive format... This ebook contains over 550 complete colour illustrations and images, and is a needs to for the library of any public, college, company, or own library.
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Bloch who showed that acetate was a precursor. (See Windaus). Liver HO COO - CH 3 CH 3 HO H OH Cholic acid Liver and production of bile acids. Bile acids are critical for digestion and absorption of fats and fat - soluble vitamins in the small intestine. After studying the heart stimulant digitalin and making it the subject of his doctoral thesis, this ex-student of Emil Fischer devoted himself almost exclusively to the chemistry of cholesterol. His work progressed in close association with that of Heinrich Wieland and led to the determination of the structure of the sterol nucleus in 1932, some 30 years after he began his research in this field.
The latter substance, quite complex, is an alkaloid extracted from the seed of a plant called Nux vomica, which grows wild in India. It is used as a stimulant of the central nervous system, with its effect being to increase sensory perceptions such as taste, smell, or vision. 1928 Windaus, Adolf (Berlin, Germany, December 25, 1876 Göttingen, June 9, 1959 ). German chemist. Son of artisans. Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research on sterols, notably vitamin D, that play important biological roles.
1937 Haworth, Walter (Chorley, England, March 19, 1883 Birmingham, March 19, 1950 ) . British chemist. Shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Paul Karrer for his work in determining the chemical structures of carbohydrates and vitamin C. Walter Haworth studied chemistry at the University of Manchester and worked under Perkin on terpenes, a class of lipids. After graduating in 1906, he became William Henry Perkin's assistant. In 1909, he went to Göttingen and met Otto Wallach, who was also engaged in research on terpenes.
A Century of Nobel Prize Recipients: Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine by Francis Leroy