Paul schützenberger

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Paul Schützenberger (1829-1897), a French physician and chemist, carried on important research in the areas of inorganic, organic, and physiological chemistry, He established the composition of a large number of alkaloids and dyes of vegetable origin, studied the hydrolysis of proteins and the nature of cellulose, discovering cellulose acetate. Prepared a large number of new compounds by replacing the metal of a salt by an halogen or an electronegative radical; discovered hyposulfurous acid, synthesized many bisulfites, and showed their used for the dosage of dissolved oxygen; discovered the carbonyls of chloroplatinic and phosphoplatinic acids, and established the existence of silicon carbide (carborundum).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Albuminoids
  • Alkaloids
  • Cellulose
  • Cellulose acetate
  • Chloroplatinic acid
  • Hyposulfites
  • Hyposulfurous acid
  • Phosphoplatinic acid
  • Platinum
  • Proteins
  • Vegetable dyes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education


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