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


This book is a collection of essays that explore the history of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florence through its many transformations over the years and through many of its outstanding faculty members. These scientists lived, worked, and many had family roots, in Florence. They “did chemistry” long before chemistry took form as an academic discipline and they left a legacy of forms and customs, to say nothing of a remarkable body of research, that propelled the department to world-class status in the 20th century.


20th Century Faculty Member Academic Discipline Narrow Regionalism Economic Decline 
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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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