Abstract

The discovery of a substance in rice polishings that was useful in preventing beriberi was first shown by Grijns and Vedder (Wuest, 1962). In 1926, Jansen and Donath (Wuest, 1962} crystallized this substance which was subsequently synthesized independently by Williams and Cline (1936} and Grewe (1936). This substance was named thiamine by Williams (1936) because of its structure having the vital thiazole ring and because it was an "essential amine."

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1968-05-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd117

Keywords

Vitamins; Metabolism; Vitamin therapy

Language

English

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