American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Butenandt, Adolf Friedrich 1903-1995. German chemist. He shared a 1939 Nobel Prize for his work on sexual hormones but declined the honor following a Nazi edict prohibiting acceptance.
“Progesterone was isolated by Butenandt from the corpus luteum in 1934.”
“In 1939 the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was shared between Adolf Butenandt from”
“Butenandt was recognized "for his work on sex hormones", having isolated estrone, progesterone and androsterone.”
“Nobel Prizes to the German scientists Gerhard Domagk and Adolf Butenandt had been announced at the same time as Kuhn's award.”
“Kuhn, Domagk and Butenandt subsequently sent formal notices to Sweden turning down their awards.”
“Butenandt received the 1939 prize in Chemistry for his work on sex hormones, de”
“Butenandt started with male urine, or alternatively its chloroform extract - approximately 0.8 per thousand dissolved in chloroform.”
“* Professor Adolf Butenandt was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1939, for his work on sex hormones.”
“The synthesis of this important pregnancy hormone from cholesterol was carried out by Butenandt in a simple way in 1939.”
“In 1934, Butenandt and Westphal succeeded in producing this hormone, which was given the name progesterone, in a chemically pure form.”
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