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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939
Adolf Butenandt, Leopold Ruzicka

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Adolf Butenandt - Facts

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt

Born: 24 March 1903, Bremerhaven-Lehe, Germany

Died: 18 January 1995, Munich, Germany

Affiliation at the time of the award: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) für Biochemie, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany, Berlin University, Berlin, Germany

Prize motivation: "for his work on sex hormones"

Field: natural products chemistry, organic chemistry

Adolf Butenandt was caused by the authorities of his country to decline the award but he later received the diploma and the medal.

Prize share: 1/2

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