Wilhelm Heinrich Heintz

Chemist, Academic

1817 – 1880

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Who was Wilhelm Heinrich Heintz?

Wilhelm Heinrich Heintz was a German structural chemist who earned his PhD at Berlin in 1844 under Heinrich Rose. He was one of six founding members of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and the only chemist.

In 1853 he analyzed margaric acid as simply a combination of stearic acid and palmitic acid.

At Halle, Heintz supervised Johannes Wislicenus Ph.D .work, although Wislicenus' pro-forma advisor at Zurich was Georg Karl Andreas St├Ądeler.

The mineral Heintzite is named for him.

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Born
Nov 4, 1817
Germany
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
Lived in
  • Germany
Died
1880

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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