Izaak Kolthoff Father of Analytical Chemistry developed polarograph

Izaak Kolthoff – father of analytical chemistry

Article on Izaak Kolthoff

Biography & contributions

 

Izaak Kolthoff (Izaak Maurits (Piet) Kolthoff) was born on February 11, 1894

 

Kolthoff was a highly influential chemist

 

Awards & Medals

 

1949, Nichols Medal

 

1950, Fisher Award

 

1960, Minnesota Award

 

1964, Charles Medal

 

1964, Willard Gibbs Medal

 

1964, Polarographic Medal

 

1981, Olin-Palladium Medal

 

Areas of research

 

Potentimetry

 

Conductometry

 

Polarography

 

Theory and application of indicators

 

Acid-base equilibria and titrations in aqueous and non-aqueous media

 

Formation, properties and aging of precipitates

 

Adsorption

 

Coprecipitation

 

Post-precipitation

 

Induced reactions

 

Kolthoff developed polarograph

 

He is widely considered the Father of Analytical Chemistry

 

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