Carl Djerassi in 2013
October 29, 1923|
|Died||January 30, 2015
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Known for||synthesis of norethisterone, the first orally highly active progestin used in one of the first three oral contraceptive pills|
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.