RE: nuclc acid fix (TCA+); also Barbi

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von Bayer, who's  firm had a hand in aspirin (the cryptic 'acid' of John).
He discovered barbituric acid on the feast of St Barbara, and thus named the  combination of urea and malonic acid 'Barbara's urate'.
Do I get the coupiedoll?

Terry L Marshall
Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire

  Barbituric acid,
  barbiturates and all the other "barbi-" compounds commemorate
  "a lady named Barbara" revered and perpetuated by a particularly
  perspicacious chemist of the 1890s who recognized an unconventional 
  "acid" structure.  Can anyone remember the clever chemist's name? 

  Eponyms are fun.

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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