On This Day – April 11 : African American chemist Percy Julian was born on this day in 1899

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He was a pioneer in pharmacological chemical synthesis. He held over 130 chemical patents including the industrial scale synthesis of the human steroids progesterone and testosterone, and the plant sterols stigmasterol and sitosterol.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar