Charles Hatchett: The discoverer of niobium

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To Charles Hatchett (1765-1847), a self-educated scientist and first class analytical chemist, we owe the discovery of niobium, the analysis of a series of important minerals and animal substances such as shells, bones, dental enamel, a detailed study of bitumens, the separation of an artificial tanning material from mineral and animal sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-355
Number of pages10
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Bitumen
  • Bones
  • Columbium
  • Gold coins
  • Lac
  • Molybdenum
  • Niobium
  • Shells
  • Zoophites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education


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