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Emil Fischer
Ch 1902

* 1852 Euskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+ 1919 Wannsee, near Berlin



Hermann Emil Louis Fischer was a German chemist and 1902 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
He discovered the Fischer esterification.
He also developed the Fischer projection, a symbolic way of drawing asymmetric carbon atoms.
He also hypothesized lock and key mechanism of enzyme action.

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