On This Day – November 19 : American chemist James B. Sumner was born on this day in 1887

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He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 with John Howard Northrop and Wendell tanley for the discovery that enzymes can be crystallized. This allowed him to show that enzymes are in fact proteins.

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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