Vladimir Prelog

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Birthday
23, 1906
Death Date
Jan 7, 1998 (91)
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Birthday
23, 1906
Death Date
Jan 7, 1998 (91)

About

Organic chemist who won the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize in Chemistry for his research into the stereochemistry of organic molecules and reaction. Due to his pioneering efforts Zürich has become one of the most significant centers of modern organic chemistry.

Before Fame

He became interested in chemistry while attending the Osijek gymnasium and had his first scientific writing published when he was sixteen years old.

Trivia

He researched quinine and its compounds, going on to be responsible for the scientific work that allowed for adamantane to be synthesized.

Family Life

He married Kamila Vitak in 1933 and they had a son named Jan in 1949.

Associated With

He is Swiss-Croatian, and Daniel Bovet is also a Swiss scientist.