Richard Anschütz, Archibald Scott Couper, and Josef Loschmidt

  • Alfred Bader


Chemists are explorers. We do not know or remember every one, but the names of two men, one a Scot and the other an Austrian, who made major discoveries on our journey to understand chemistry were rescued from oblivion by the persistence of the German chemist, Richard Anschütz (1852–1937).


Salicylic Acid Cyanuric Acid Chemical Theory Comptes Rendus German Chemist 
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  • Alfred Bader
    • 1
  1. 1.MilwaukeeUSA

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