Gruen, Adolf

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GRUEN, ADOLF (1877–1947), Austrian industrial organic chemist, born in Vienna. Gruen became chief chemist of Schicht Konzern at Aussig (Usti nad Labem), Bohemia, which eventually became part of Basle company, Hoffmann-La Roche a.g. His many patents and scientific publications were concerned mostly with fats, but he also did research in pharmaceutics. His books include Analyse der Fette, Wachse und Erzeugnisse der Fettindustrie (2 vols., 1925–28), Fette, Wachse undaus diesen erzeugte Produkte (1933), and Synthese der Glyceride und Phosphatide (1936).