Andreas Sigismund Marggraf used Prussian blue reaction for the detection of iron

Andreas Sigismund Marggraf – pioneer in analytical chemistry

Category : Personalities
Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & contributions

 

Andreas Sigismund Marggraf was born on March 03, 1709

 

Marggraf was a German chemist

 

He used Prussian blue reaction for the detection of iron

 

His major work includes improved production of phosphorus from urine and detection of alkali metal salts in plant ash and their identification by flame test

 

Marggraf also was the first to isolate glucose from raisins in 1747

 

He distinguished between the oxides of aluminum and calcium

 

Marggraf discovered beet sugar

 

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