The Large Scale Preparation of Ascorbic Acid from Hungarian Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
Szent-Gyorgyi's research on "hexuronic acid" had been seriously constrained by lack of a plentiful natural source
of the chemical. Even with a good supply of adrenal glands (during his year at the Mayo Clinic) he had been able to extract
only a small amount. After Svirbely's initial animal trial with the substance, Szent-Gyorgyi and his associate Ilona Banga
developed a process to extract it from a new source: the red peppers used to make paprika (Capsicum annuum).
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Periodical: Banga, I., and Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. "The Large Scale Preparation of Ascorbic Acid from Hungarian Pepper (Capsicum annuum)."
The Biochemical Journal 28, 5 (1934): 1625-1628. Article. 4 Images.
Biochemical Society (Great Britain)
Reproduced with permission from Banga, I. and Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, (1928), Biochemical Journal, 28, 1625-1628. Copyright
the Biochemical Society.