Euler-Chelpin

Euler-Chelpin

[oi-luhr-kel-pin]
Euler-Chelpin, Hans Karl August Simon von, 1873-1964, Swedish biochemist, b. Germany, Ph.D. Univ. of Berlin, 1895. He spent his entire career at Stockholm Univ., first as professor and later as director of the biochemical institute. Euler-Chelpin won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Arthur Harden for their investigations on the fermentation of sugar and fermentative enzymes. Euler-Chelpin's work focused in particular on coenzymes, which are necessary for the action of enzymes. He isolated the coenzyme of zymase, an enzyme in yeast, and determined its chemical structure. He also contributed to establishment of the chemical structure of several vitamins.

Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin (February 15, 1873November 6, 1964) was a German-born Swedish biochemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Arthur Harden for their investigations on the fermentation of sugar and fermentative enzymes.

He was professor of general and organic chemistry at Stockholm University 1906-1941 and director of its Institute for organic-chemical research 1938-1948.

Hans von Euler-Chelpin was married to the botanist and geologist Astrid Cleve (daughter of the Uppsala chemist Per Teodor Cleve) and was the father of Ulf von Euler, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1970.

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