Inorganic Chemists

Inorganic chemists specialize in the research of inorganic compounds. They study the properties, reactivity, and behaviour of all chemical elements that are inorganic in nature. Inorganic compounds are those which are of non-biological origins and do not contain hydrocarbon radicals. Though inorganic chemistry is considered a discipline distinct from organic chemistry, these fields often overlap. Inorganic chemists study the chemical compounds, understand their properties and behaviour and determine how these compounds can be modified and used in industrial applications. Inorganic chemistry deals with the properties of chemicals at the molecular level, and chemists in this field analyze inorganic compounds to determine their physical and chemical properties, structure, compositions and reactivity. Techniques used for research include spectrophotometry, spectroscopy and chromatography. Inorganic chemists have to be highly creative individuals with an ability to think abstractly. They mostly work in the laboratory in active collaboration with physicists, engineers and material scientists to develop, and improvise industrial products. This field of chemistry has applications in all areas of the chemical industry including catalysts, pigments, surfactants, medicine, fuel, and materials science. Inorganic chemists work in government agencies, research institutions, industries, and universities. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous inorganic chemists.

 1 William Ramsay

William Ramsay
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 2, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: July 23, 1916

 2 Alfred Werner

Alfred Werner
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swiss
Died: November 15, 1919

 3 Paul Hermann Müller

Paul Hermann Müller
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 12, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swiss
Died: October 12, 1965

 4 Henri Moissan

Henri Moissan
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 28, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: February 20, 1907
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 5 Herbert C. Brown

Herbert C. Brown
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: May 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 19, 2004

 6 William Lipscomb

William Lipscomb
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 14, 2011
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 7 Otto Diels

Otto Diels
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: March 7, 1954
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 8 Paul Walden

Paul Walden
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 26, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, Latvian
Died: January 22, 1957
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