On This Day In Chemistry

September 3rd

Austrian chemist Fritz Pregl was born on this day in 1869

He began research on bile acids in 1904. With only tiny yields to study, he pioneered micro analytical techniques and designed a new balance capable of weighing 20 grams to an accuracy of 0.001 milligrams. Pregl was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1923 for his efforts
 

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