Sunday, August 3, 2008

wilhelm, we salute you

I loves me some Schlenk flasks. You wouldn't catch a physicst, marine biologist or engineer anywheres near one. Nope, they're just for us dorky chemists.

And it just so happens that their inventor, Dr. Wilhem Schlenk, was a pretty cool dude too.

Article: T. Tidwell. "Wilhelm Schlenk : The Man Behind the Flask,"
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 40 (2001) 331-337. DOI: 10.1002/1521-3773%2820010119%2940:2%3C331::AID-ANIE331%3E3.0.CO;2-E[1].

1. That is one crazy-long DOI!

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