Carl Djerassi

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Carl Djerassi
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Carl Djerassi in 2013
Born (1923-10-29)October 29, 1923
Vienna, Austria
Died January 30, 2015(2015-01-30) (aged 91)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality Austrian, Bulgarian
Citizenship United States
Known for synthesis of norethisterone, the first orally highly active progestin used in one of the first three oral contraceptive pills
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry

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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