Heinrich Caro and the Creation of Modern Chemical Industry

  • Carsten Reinhardt
  • Anthony S. Travis

Part of the Chemists and Chemistry book series (CACH, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 1-24
  3. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 25-48
  4. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 49-88
  5. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 89-108
  6. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 109-123
  7. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 125-176
  8. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 177-218
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    Pages 219-256
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    Pages 257-290
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    Pages 291-303
  12. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 305-343
  13. Carsten Reinhardt, Anthony S. Travis
    Pages 345-357
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 359-453

About this book

Introduction

Heinrich Caro (1834-1910) was the inventor of new chemical processes that in the two decades commencing in 1869 enabled BASF of Ludwigshafen, Germany, to take first place among manufacturers of synthetic dyestuffs. The cornerstones of Caro's success were his early training as calico (cotton) printer in Germany, and his employment at a chemical firm in Manchester, England. Caro was a creative research chemist, a highly knowledgeable patent specialist and expert witness, and a brilliant manager of science-based chemical technology. This first full-length scientific biography of Heinrich Caro delineates his role in the emergence of the industrial research laboratory, the forging of links between academic and industrial chemistry, and the development of modern patent law. Major chemical topics include the rise of classical organic chemistry, collaboration with Adolf Baeyer, artificial alizarin and indigo, aniline dyes, and other coal-tar products, particularly intermediates.

Keywords

Chemical Industry Industrial Chemistry chemistry organic chemistry

Authors and affiliations

  • Carsten Reinhardt
    • 1
  • Anthony S. Travis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of RegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Sidney M. Edelstein CenterHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9353-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5575-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9353-3
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