Carl Djerassi

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Carl Djerassi
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Carl Djerassi in 2013
Born(1923-10-29)October 29, 1923
DiedJanuary 30, 2015(2015-01-30) (aged 91)
NationalityAustrian, Bulgarian
CitizenshipUnited States
Known forsynthesis of norethisterone, the first orally highly active progestin used in one of the first three oral contraceptive pills
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry

Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 – January 30, 2015) was a Bulgarian-Austrian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright. He was best known for his work to develop a oral contraceptive pills and the use of physical methods in organic chemistry.

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