Sunday, February 1, 2015

Carl Djerassi 1923-2015

In 1951, a little known chemist working at Syntex in Mexico City, achieved the first chemical synthesis of an oral contraceptive steroid.  Dr. Carl Djerassi went on to do a large variety of work aimed at benefiting the chemical sciences, forwarding graduate chemical education as a faculty member, and improving the relationship between science and society - especially the arts (literature and theatre).  We now celebrate a life well-lived.  For those interested, check out the links below or simply search the web, SciFinder Scholar, or Web of Knowledge for works and contributions by Djerassi.

Abbreviated Bio

TEDx Vienna (YouTube)

Oxygen (the play!)


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