Gabriel Bertrand

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Gabriel Bertrand (1867-1962), a prolific French biochemist, pharmacist, and chemist, one of the fathers of enzymology, discovered an important number of enzymes, showed that many of them contained a metal, and the importance of traces of many elements on the development of living organisms. He synthesized many new compounds by oxidation of keto sugars and polyalcohols, studied the poison of batrachians and vipers and prepared their antidotes, studied wine fermentation, the transformation of xylose into xylite, the phenomena produced by Aspergillus Niger, the action of yeast, alkaloids, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-245
Number of pages16
JournalRevista CENIC. Ciencias Biológicas
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014


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