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1893 – James Bryant Conant was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on March 26th. American chemist, diplomat, and educator. 1914 – Conant graduated from Harvard University with a degree in chemistry and remained at the school to pursue graduate work. 1917 – Briefly left Harvard to join the Chemical Warfare Service, where he earned the rank ..

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1731 – He was born on the 10th day of October this year in Nice, France, where his family was living at the time. His mother was Lady Anne Gray, daughter of the Duke of Kent and his father was Lord Charles Cavendish, son of the second Duke of Devonshire.   1749 – At age ..

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1795 – Joseph Bienaime Caventou was born in St. Omer, Northern France. French pharmacist and one of the earliest and most successful investigators of alkaloids.          – He became professor at the Ecole de Pharmacie, Paris. 1818-1820 – In collaboration with Pelletier, he discovered strychnine, brucine and, simultaneously with Meissner, veratrine, quinine and, after ..

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1896 – Carothers was born in Burlington Iowa on the 27th of April.          – Carothers attended public school in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was known as a conscientious student. 1915 – He enrolled in the Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, where his father, Ira, was Vice-President, completing the accountancy and ..

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1911 – He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on the 8th of April.   1931 – He received the B.S. degree in Chemistry at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.   1935 – Finished the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.   1937 – He began his academic career at ..

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1828 – Butlerov, Alexander Mikhailovich was born in Tschistopol near Kazan (Russia). 1857-1868 – Butlerov was professor in Kazan and St. Petersburg.          – He was one of the foremost theorists of structural chemistry which lead him to do research in isomers.          – He also studied polymerisation reactions and synthesised the first ..

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1865 – Born on November 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. American chemist who developed a thermal cracking process for increasing the proportion of gasoline obtainable from crude petroleum. 1886 – Burton received his preliminary education at public schools in his hometown and graduated with a B.A. from Western Reserve University. 1889 – He did graduate work ..

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1811 – He was born in Gottingen on the 31st of March.          – He was professor at the universities of Marburg, Breslau and Heidelberg,          – Bunsen performed a series of researches with rubidium and cesium through the spectroscopic analysis.          – His name is associated to several Physics instruments like ..

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1921 – Büchi was born in Baden, Switzerland, on the 1st of August. 1945 – He received a diploma in chemical engineering from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich. 1947 – He received the D.Sc. in organic chemistry from the ETH, while working in the laboratory of Professor Leopold Ruzicka. 1951 – Büchi accepted ..

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1860 – He was born in Munich, on the 20th of May. 1884 – He began studies in chemistry with Adolf von Baeyer and in botany with Professor C. von Naegeli, at the Botanic Institute in Munich. 1888 – He was awarded a doctorate from the University of Munich. 1900 – Buchner married Lotte Stahl. ..

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