|Who is it?||Chemist|
|Birth Day||July 20, 1897|
|Birth Place||Włocławek, Poland, Polish|
|Age||122 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||1 August 1996(1996-08-01) (aged 99)\nBasel, Switzerland|
|Spouse(s)||Henriette Louise Quarles van Ufford (m. 1927; 1 child)|
|Awards||Marcel Benoist Prize (1947) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1950) Copley Medal (1968)|
In 1933, working in Zürich, Switzerland, Reichstein succeeded, independently of Sir Norman Haworth and his collaborators in the United Kingdom, in synthesizing vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in what is now called the Reichstein process.
He died in Basel, Switzerland. The principal industrial process for the artificial synthesis of Vitamin C still bears his name. Reichstein was the longest-lived Nobel laureate at the time of his death, but was surpassed in 2008 by Rita Levi-Montalcini.