Thomas Anderson

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Thomas Anderson (1819-1874), a physician turned chemist, did most of his research in organic chemistry. He discovered butylamine, collidine, lutidine, picoline, and pyridine during the pyrolysis of coal and destruction of bone oil, studied the constitution of anthracene, piperidine, and codeine; the analysis and properties of alkaloids derived from opium, and prepared a large number of new derivatives of these organic bases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-159
Number of pages12
JournalRevista CENIC Ciencias Quimicas
StatePublished - 2014


  • agricultural chemistry
  • alkaloids
  • anthracene
  • bone oil
  • collidine
  • lutidine
  • opium
  • papaverine
  • picoline
  • piperidine
  • pyridine
  • pyrolysis
  • pyrrole


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