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The flame—not the ashes: achievements and heritage of a passionate analytical chemist
- Gros, Leo, Knepper, Thomas P.
- Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2019 v.411 no.10 pp. 1927-1933
- analytical chemistry, ancestry, chemists
- On December 28, 2018, Carl Remigius Fresenius would have celebrated his 200th birthday. Called a father, nestor, or pioneer and forerunner of analytical chemistry, he left behind a remarkable heritage which lives on today. This journal and several others have published various articles commemorating him and more comprehensive monographies are available. The present feature article pays tribute to an outstanding representative of analytical chemistry in the nineteenth century, lets him have his say, and highlights his lasting achievements, including the foundation of one of this journal’s ancestors.