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Wilhelm Normann (1870 - 1939)

Wilhelm Normann
Born in Petershagen, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Died in Chemnitz, Germanymap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jan 2019
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Wilhelm Normann is Notable.


Wilhelm Normann (sometimes also spelled Norman) was a German chemist who introduced the hydrogenation of fats in 1901, creating what later became known as trans fats. This invention, protected by German patent 141,029 in 1902, had a profound influence on the production of margarine and vegetable shortening.


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