Thomas Purdie
(1843-1916) u

Died aged c. 73

Prof Thomas Purdie FRS LLD (1843–1916) was a 19th/20th century Scottish chemist. With James Irvine, Purdie is known for his work on understanding the chemical structure of simple sugars. The building that houses the School of Chemistry (that he helped found) at the University of St Andrews bears his name.

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National Chemical Landmark Chemical structure of simple sugars Near this site in 1903, James Colquhoun Irvine, Thomas Purdie and their team found a way to understand the chemical structure of simple sugars like glucose and lactose. Over the next 18 years this allowed them to lay the foundations of modern carbohydrate chemistry, with implications for medicine, nutrition and biochemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry 30 September 2016

25 North Street, St Andrews, United Kingdom where they found a way to understand the chemical structure of simple sugars (1903)