Introduction: A Brief Historic Outline

  • Marco FontaniEmail author
  • Mary Virginia Orna
  • Mariagrazia Costa
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


At Florence, Italy, the marriage between art and science leads to profound reflection and ongoing discovery. Florence has anticipated the present age: “the city of art” has always had a “scientific mind.”


Public Education Intellectual Capital Royal Institute Currency Devaluation Scientific Mind 
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  1. 1.
    Grassini R (1929) Giornale di chimica industriale ed applicata 9(5):221–225Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    University of Pisa, Archivio Storico di Pisa, fondo 2, collocazione G5, cartella 5Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Fontani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mary Virginia Orna
    • 2
  • Mariagrazia Costa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”University of FlorenceSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryCollege of New RochelleNew RochelleUSA

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