Lexicon of eminent chemists
The 1592 people taken into account are listed from antiquity to the 1980s. In addition to chemists, scientists from physics , mineralogy , pharmacology and biosciences are also included, insofar as these persons have made contributions to the development of chemistry. Chemical engineers , industrial chemists and alchemists were also considered . Chemists are underrepresented: only Marie Curie , Cleopatra , Maria the Jewess , Ida Noddack , Marguerite Perey , Gerty Cori , Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin , Rosalind Franklin , Margit Rätzsch , Rosalyn Yalow , Irene Joliot-Curie and Stanislawa Witekowa were taken into account (i.e. a percentage less than 1 percent).
Structure of the article
The articles contain the dates of life, the educational path, the special achievements and a brief description of the works. All contributions are signed with the abbreviations of the editor. If the people are usually known by different names, a reference is made to the main article.
Pre-bound is a two-page collection of important data on the history of chemistry from 1520 Paracelsus to 1982 De Bao Wang . Preface (page 5), abbreviations (page 6), articles from Emil Abderhalden (page 7) to Felix Zymalkowski (page 469). Nachgebunden are Nobel laureates of chemistry , medicine , physics from 1902 to 1987 by Kurt Alder to Richard Zsigmondy . The name, the year and the area are given.
- Winfried R. Pötsch (lead), Annelore Fischer , Wolfgang Müller : Lexicon of important chemists . With the collaboration of Heinz Cassebaum . Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1988, ISBN 3-323-00185-0 .
- Winfried R. Pötsch, Annelore Fischer, Wolfgang Müller: Lexicon of important chemists . With the collaboration of Heinz Cassebaum. Harri Deutsch, Frankfurt am Main / Thun 1989, ISBN 3-8171-1055-3 .