The Large Scale Preparation of Ascorbic Acid from Hungarian Pepper (Capsicum annuum)


Title:
The Large Scale Preparation of Ascorbic Acid from Hungarian Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
Creator:
Banga, I.
Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert, 1893-1986
Date:
1934
Description:
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).
Periodical:
The Biochemical Journal
Publisher:
Biochemical Society (Great Britain)
Location:
Box: 1. Folder: 12
Rights:
Reproduced with permission from Banga, I. and Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, (1928), Biochemical Journal, 28, 1625-1628. Copyright the Biochemical Society.
Genre:
Articles
Subject:
Ascorbic Acid and Capsicum
Format:
Text
Extent:
4 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
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.. The Biochemical Journal
Legacy ID:
WGBBGY
NLM ID:
101584924X104
Profiles Collection:
The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Papers
Story Section:
Szeged, 1931-1947: Vitamin C, Muscles, and WWII