Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Dr. Dietmar Laudert, Dr. Ulla Létinois, Dr. Tom McClymont, Dr. Jonathan Medlock, Dr. Thomas Netscher and Priv.-Doz. Dr. Werner Bonrath Cover Picture: One Hundred Years of Vitamins—A Success Story of the Natural Sciences (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52/2012) Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51
In 1912, the name vitamins was coined by Casimir Funk to describe essential bioactive substances contained in food. The use of vitamins has since resulted in an enormous improvement in human health. Their structures provided challenging synthetic problems for chemists in academia and industry. In the Review on page 12960 ff., W. Bonrath et al. present 100 years of achievement in vitamin preparation, from the first synthesis to manufacture on an industrial scale.
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