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Charles Glen King Biography


Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid


Charles Glen King:

Charles Glen King was an American biochemist and nutritionist.


October 22, 1896 in Entiat, Washington


January 23, 1988 in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Claim to Fame:

King was an American biochemist who independently discovered and isolated ascorbic acid (vitamin C). He was attempting to discover the molecule responsible for preventing scurvy in lemon juice and found ascorbic acid. Albert Szent-Gyorgi also made the same discovery and would go on to receive the Nobel Prize for his role in the discovery. King would also make discoveries in nutritional chemistry involving vitamins, fats and enzymes.

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