Fischer, Emil Hermann


(1852–1919) German organic chemist and Nobel Prize winner who elucidated the structures of carbohydrates and proteins.

Keywords: sugars; proteins; purines; enzymes; Adolf von Baeyer; Hermann Fischer

Further Reading

Fischer E (1966) Nobel lecture. In: Nobel Lectures Chemistry (1901–1921). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Fischer E (1922) Aus meinem Leben. Reprint 1987. Berlin: Springer.

Fischer E and Bergmann M (1906–24) Untersuchungen, 8 vols. Berlin: Springer.

Farber E (1972) Emil Fischer. In: Gillispie CC (ed.) Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 5, pp. 1–5. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Forster MO (1933) Fischer Memorial Lecture. Chemical Society Memorial Lectures 1914–1932, pp. 1–46. London: Chemical Society.

Fruton JS (1990) Contrasts in Scientific Style, chapter 5 and appendix 6. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.

Hoesch K (1921) Emil Fischer, sein Leben und sein Werk. Berlin: Verlag Chemie.

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Brock, WH(Aug 2001) Fischer, Emil Hermann. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002515]