Article ID: CBB000410706

Free Radicals in the European Periphery: “Translating” Organic Chemistry from Zurich to Barcelona in the Early Twentieth Century (2004)

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In 1915, after acquiring first-hand knowledge of the new free radical chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Antonio García Banús (1888-1955) became professor of organic chemistry at the University of Barcelona and created his own research group, which was to last from 1915 until 1936. He was a gifted teacher and a prolific writer who attempted to introduce international scientific standards into his local environment. This paper analyses the bridges that Bans built between the experimental culture of organic chemistry at the ETH and the University of Barcelona. It presents a case study which aims to provide new historical data for the general analysis of groups who conducted their work in the European periphery.

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Description Part of a special collection on History of Chemistry in Spain. (List provided by Ignacio Suay-Matallana in December 2017.)


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Authors & Contributors
Nieto-Galan, Agustí
Zarzoso, Alfons
Speiser, Ambros P.
Montserrat, Liese
Santanach, Pere
Girnus, Wolfgang
Journals
Quaderns d'Història de l'Enginyeria
Actes d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Fachgruppe Geschichte der Chemie
History of Psychiatry
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Publishers
L'Erma di Bretschneider
Universitat de Barcelona
Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació de Barcelona
Routledge
Brill
Museu d'Historia de Barcelona
Concepts
Societies; institutions; academies
Chemistry
Science education and teaching
Natural history
Medicine
Anatomy
People
Willstätter, Richard
Hantzsch, Arthur
Flammarion, Camille
Yàñez, Agustí
Buen, Odón de
Maric, Mileva
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
20th century, late
16th century
Places
Barcelona (Spain)
Spain
Zurich (Switzerland)
Switzerland
Europe
Catalonia (Spain)
Institutions
Universidad de Barcelona
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Zürich)
International Business Machines Corporation
Sociedad Astronómica de Barcelona
University of Madrid
Universidad Valencia
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