Fischer, Hans


1881–1945 German organic chemist who determined the structures of haemin and chlorophyll.

Keywords: bilirubin; chlorophyll; haemoglobin; porphyrin; pyrrole

Further Reading

Fischer H and Orth H (1934–1940) Die Chemie des Pyrrols, 3 vols. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970–1980) Gillispie CC (ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Farber E (ed.) (1961) Great Chemists. New York and London: Interscience Publishers.

Farber E (1963) Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry 1901–1961. London: Abelard‐Schuman.

James LK (ed.) (1993) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901–1992. Washington DC: American Chemical Society and Chemical Heritage Foundation.

McMurray EJ (ed.) (1995) Notable Twentieth Century Scientists. New York and London: Gale Research.

Wasson T (ed.) (1987) Nobel Prize Winners. New York: HW Wilson Company.

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Watson, Katherine D(Apr 2001) Fischer, Hans. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002785]