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The Dead Antos Sandor Széchenyi, an award-winning chemical engineer

Sándor Antus, a Széchenyi Prize-winning chemical and chemical engineer who died in the 78th year of his life, is a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), the public body informed MTI on Friday.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences said the scientist died on December 1.

Sándor Antus’ field of research was organic chemistry, including the chemistry of compounds of natural origin and chiroptical spectroscopy. The report said it has synthesized and validated a number of O and N-heterocyclic heterocyclic compounds as antidiabetics, antifungals, antioxidants, dopamine, hepatoprotectors and anticoagulant compounds.

Antos Sandor was born in 1944 in Szeged. He graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology in 1968, defending his doctoral thesis in 1971. From the following year he became a research fellow at the Central Institute for Chemical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He defended his doctoral thesis in chemical sciences in 1977 and his academic doctoral thesis in 1992.

He taught at Budapest University of Technology (since 2000 Budapest University of Technology and Economics), later at Kossuth Lajos University in Debrecen (since 2000 at Debrecen University), where he served as Head of Department from 1992 to 2008. Appointed University Professor in 1993.

He has also taught several times at German, Austrian and Swiss universities. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and was elected a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2004 and a full member in 2010.

His work has been recognized with many honors, including the Széchenyi Prize in 2000.

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