TITLE

Some aspects of the rise of analytical chemistry in Belgium

AUTHOR(S)
Burns, D. Thorburn; Deelstra, Hendrik
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jun2008, Vol. 391 Issue 4, p1113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of analytical chemistry in Belgium. Based on the article, the origin of chemical analysis in the country started with the work of Flemish physician and iatrochemist Johannes Baptista Van Helmont. Based on the article, the successors of Van Helmont as chair of chemistry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Louvain did not made any significant contribution to analytical chemistry. Chemist Jean Servais Stas was able to establish atomic weights in 1860.
ACCESSION #
32127790

 

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