Arthur Stoll

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Arthur Stoll
Born (1887-01-08)January 8, 1887
Died January 13, 1971(1971-01-13) (aged 84)
Institutions Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich[citation needed]
Alma mater ETH Zurich[citation needed]
Notable awards Marcel Benoist Prize (1942)
Fellow of the Royal Society[1]

Arthur Stoll (January 8, 1887 Schinznach-Dorf - 13 January 1971 Dornach) was a Swiss biochemist.[2]

Education and career[edit]

The son of a teacher and school headmaster, he studied chemistry at the ETH Zurich, with a PhD in 1911, where he studied with Richard Willstätter.[3][4][5] In 1912, he became a research assistant at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin, with Richard Willstätter, with whom he explored important insights on the importance of chlorophyll in carbon assimilation.

In 1917, he was appointed professor of chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In the same year, he was hired as head of the pharmaceutical department of the Sandoz chemical factory in Basel (now Novartis). In this company, he was president from 1949 to 1956, Director from 1964 he held the office of President of the Board.

He developed together with its employees a range of methods for producing drugs. Thus he developed the first isolation of ergot alkaloids (as ergotamine and ergobasine) and cardiac glycosides, which are used as a medicine for heart diseases and migraines. A Continuous process for the production of soluble calcium salts was developed.

Personal life[edit]

Stoll also collected modern art, including Ferdinand Hodler.[6]



  1. ^ a b Ruzicka, L. (1972). "Arthur Stoll 1887-1971". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 18: 566. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1972.0021.  edit
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  3. ^ Willstätter Richard und Arthur Stoll: Untersuchungen über Chlorophyll: Methoden und Ergebnisse. Berlin 1913. VIII, 424 S.
  4. ^ Willstätter, Richard und Arthur Stoll: "Über die chemischen Einrichtungen des Assimilationsapparates." Berlin. 1915. In: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1915, II., S.322-346.
  5. ^ Willstätter, Richard und Arthur Stoll: Über die Assimilation ergrünender Blätter. Berlin 1915.
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