The history of iodine from discovery to commodity

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The discovery of iodine by accident and the turning of this event into its industrial manufacturing constitutes a fascinating chapter in the development of chemical technology. We see in it how political and economical events brought drastic changes in the raw materials used and the production technologies. From a strictly European activity it turned into an important economic commodity for Chile and Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-526
Number of pages9
JournalIndian Journal of Chemical Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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