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Prafulla Chandra Mitter

Prafulla Chandra Mitter, Indian organic chemist (Barisal, Pakistan 22 June 1882 – Calcutta 12 July 1957)


ACHIEVEMENTS

Discovered the isiminazole group of oxo-chloro compounds

With P. Gupta first synthesized rubiadin, an anthraquinone derivative (1927-8)

With P.N. Bagchi offered an explanation for the formation of some 12 and 16-carbon acids occurring in nature (1939)


DEVELOPED METHODS

A general method for the synthesis of pyrimidines

Ghosh-Mitter procedure in Quart. J. Ind. Chem. Soc. 4:353-66, 1928

With H. Biswas. On an inductive method for the study of natural products. Part I. The naturally occurring anthraquinone derivatives. J. Indian Chem. Soc. 5:769-78, 1928


LINKS

http://insaindia.res.in/BM/BM1_6605.pdf