Oral history interview with Vladimir Prelog

Oral history interview with Vladimir Prelog

  • 1984-Jan-17

In this interview Vladimir Prelog discusses his career as an organic chemist. Prelog describes a thirty five year long affiliation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). This includes work with the chemistry of natural products and with stereochemistry, and his creation (with Cahn and Ingold) of the CIP system for defining absolute configuration.

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  • 38 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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Prelog, V. (Vladimir), interviewed by Tonja A. Koeppel in Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich on January 17, 1984. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0038. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/x920fx90r.

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The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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