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Spotlight: Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure (1767 – 1845)

Author: Vera Koester ORCID iD

30 March 2021 — One of the major pioneers in the study of photosynthesis

Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure (1767 – 1845)

Spotlight: 200th Birthday: Johann Josef Loschmidt

Author: Catharina Goedecke

15 March 2021 — Bohemian-Austrian scientist who performed ground-breaking work in physical and general chemistry

200th Birthday: Johann Josef Loschmidt

Spotlight: Sir William Henry Perkin (1838 – 1907)

Author: Vera Koester ORCID iD

23 February 2021 — British chemist and entrepreneur, discoverer of the first synthetic organic dye and the Perkin reaction for the production of cinnamic acid and coumarin

Sir William Henry Perkin (1838 – 1907)

Spotlight: 100th Anniversary: Death of William Odling

Author: Catharina Goedecke

17 February 2021 — English chemist who contributed to the development of the periodic table and the concept of valence

100th Anniversary: Death of William Odling

Spotlight: François Stanislas Cloez (1817 – 1883)

Author: Vera Koester ORCID iD

26 January 2021 — Pioneer in analytical chemistry who worked with essential oils, identifies eucalyptol, prepared cyanamide, and analyzed the famous Orgueil meteorite

François Stanislas Cloez (1817 – 1883)

Spotlight: 50th Anniversary: Death of Charles D. Coryell

Author: Catharina Goedecke (Photo: Christian A. Coryell, wikimedia commons, GFDL)

07 January 2021 — American chemist co-discovered promethium

50th Anniversary: Death of Charles D. Coryell

Spotlight: Wilhelm Haarmann (1847 – 1931)

Author: Vera Koester ORCID iD

03 January 2021 — Co-discoverer of the first synthesis of vanillin

Wilhelm Haarmann (1847 – 1931)

Spotlight: Paul Immerwahr (1866 – 1926)

Author: Vera Koester ORCID iD

27 December 2020 — Brother of Clara Immerwahr who provided the stimulus and money for the syntheses of the insecticide pyrethrum and artificial pepper

Paul Immerwahr (1866 – 1926)

Spotlight: 100th Birthday: George Porter

Author: Catharina Goedecke (Photo: Wellcome Images, wellcomecollection.org, CC BY 4.0)

06 December 2020 — Chemistry Nobel Laureate co-developed flash photolysis

100th Birthday: George Porter

Spotlight: 50th Anniversary: Death of Margaret D. Foster

Author: Catharina Goedecke (Image Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-npcc-00520])

05 November 2020 — First female chemist to work for the U.S. Geological Survey; also recruited to work on the Manhattan Project

50th Anniversary: Death of Margaret D. Foster
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