Portrait of Adrien Albert.

15: Heterocyclic Chemistry, and Some Biological Overtones (1964)

Adrien Albert


Liversidge Research Lecture, delivered before the Royal Society of New South Wales, June 9th, 1964. Reproduced by permission of the Royal Society of New South Wales from J. Proc. Roy. Soc. N.S.W., 1964-5, 98, 11-22.

"Because my deepest interest ever since school days, was to find out how drugs exerted their curative action, I studied biology alongside chemistry all through my undergraduate course. To-night I propose to describe some of the highlights of the research in which I became involved after completing my Ph.D. work in London and returning to Australia in 1937."

"In my thesis work, under the supervision of W. H. Linnell, I had synthesized a number of new polyaminoacridines but the reason why only some of them were antibacterial quite eluded us. It was later, while I was working in the Department of Organic Chemistry in the University of Sydney, that I resolved to simplify the problem by examining the monoaminoacridines."

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