The Swiss have always been on the forefront when it comes to science and technology. Throughout the past several centuries Swiss scientists have made several important contributions to the development of science at the global level. Swiss born chemist Germain Henri Hess was a doctor who formulated Hess's law, an early principle of thermochemistry. He also discovered that the oxidation of sugars yielded saccharic acid. Swiss chemists have made notable contributions to several fields of the subject, both in organic and inorganic chemistry. Alfred Werner, who proposed the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes and developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry, became the first inorganic chemist to win the Nobel Prize. Another prominent chemist, Albert Hofmann was the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. Switzerland has produced several Nobel Prize winning chemists including Paul Karrer who won a share of the prize for his research on vitamins and Leopold Ružička who was honored for his work on polymethylenes and higher terpenes. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Swiss Chemists
Albert HofmannAlbert Hofmann

11 January 1906

Richard R. ErnstRichard R. Ernst

14 August 1933

Paul Hermann MüllerPaul Hermann Müller

12 January 1899

Alfred WernerAlfred Werner

12 December 1866

Vladimir PrelogVladimir Prelog

23 July 1906

Paul KarrerPaul Karrer

21 April 1889

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher

13 August 1844

Kurt WüthrichKurt Wüthrich

04 October 1938

Richard WillstätterRichard Willstätter

13 August 1872

Jean PiccardJean Piccard

28 January 1884

Tadeus ReichsteinTadeus Reichstein

20 July 1897

Ignacy MościckiIgnacy Mościcki

01 December 1867

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Lavoslav RužičkaLavoslav Ružička

13 September 1887