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Raymond Lemieux: First Chemical Synthesis of Sucrose

National Historic Chemical LandmarkRaymond U. Lemieux: First chemical synthesis of sucroseAt this site, the National Research Council Canada's Prairie Regional Laboratory, Raymond U. Lemieux, with ...

National Historic Chemical Landmark
Raymond U. Lemieux: First chemical synthesis of sucrose

At this site, the National Research Council Canada's Prairie Regional Laboratory, Raymond U. Lemieux, with the help of Georg Huber, achieved the world's first chemical synthesis of sucrose in 1953.

This scientific feat was considered "The Mount Everest of organic chemistry" in its time. This discovery laid the foundation for modern carbohydrate chemistry and has had many applications in drug and vaccine development. 

The Canadian Society for Chemistry acknowledges Lemieux's achievement in the chemical sciences by designating this site as one of Canada's National Historic Chemical Landmarks. 

May 28, 2005

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