Hermann Emil Fischer (9 October 1852 - 15 July1919) was a German and recipient of the in 1902. He is known for inventing the Fischeresterification.
However, Fischer synthesized fructose, and a great number ofother sugars, and having showed how to deduce, for instance, theformulae of the 16 stereoisomeric glucoses, he prepared severalstereoisomerides, thereby completing a most brilliant experimentalresearch, and simultaneously confirming the theory of theasymmetric atom (see ).
Hermann Emil Fischer – The most outstanding chemist in ..
Fischer synthesized some of the known sugars such as fructose and glucose, and he identified 16 stereoisomeric forms of glucose. In addition, he synthesized a number of sugars that do not occur in nature and demonstrated their structural relationships. His work proved to be a vindication of the asymmetry theory of J. H. van't Hoff and J. A. Le Bel; that is, mirror-image molecules do, in fact, exist.