DePauw University celebrates Percy Lavon Julian '20
Chemist • Scholar • Entrepreneur • Civic Leader • Humanitarian
- Total synthesis of physostigmine at DePauw's Minshall Lab, 1935
- Developed soya phosphaticles, a widely used food supplement; fire-fighting foam made from soybean oil (called bean soup); and cortisone's precursor at Glidden Company.
- Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 1973