Sur l'acide lactique. Offprint: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, April 1833.


8vo. (214 x 138 mm) 16pp. Modern paper boards, original plain wrappers bound in. Presentation inscription "homage des auteurs a la Societe philomatique", bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. "Although Gay-Lussac is probably best known for his work in physical and inorganic chemistry, he also made a number of important contributions to organic chemistry. In 1810 Gay-Lussac and Thenard developed the pioneer work of Lavoisier on the quantitative combustion analysis of organic compounds. Whereas Lavoisier had burned a few inflammable substances in oxygen gas, Gay-Lussac and Thenard greatly extended the generality of the method by the use of an oxidizing agent." [DSB]. Pelouze, "after spending some time in a pharmacy at La Fere acted as laboratory assistant to Gay-Lussac and Jean Louis Lassaigne at Paris from 1827 to 1829. In 1830 he was appointed associate professor of chemistry at Lille, but returning to Paris next year became repetiteur, and subsequently professor at the Ecole polytechnique. He also held the chair of chemistry at the College de France, and in 1833 became assayer to the mini and in 1848 president of the Commission des Monnaies. Though Pelouze made no discovery of outstanding importance, he was a busy investigator, his work including researches on salicin, on beetroot sugar, on various organic acids (gallic, malic, tartaric, butyric, lactic, etc.), on oenanthic ether (with Liebig), on the nitrosulphates, on guncotton, and on the composition and manufacture of glass." [Catholic Encyclopedia]. DSB Vol. V, p. 324. First Edition.

Title: Sur l'acide lactique. Offprint: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, April 1833.

Author Name: GAY-LUSSAC, Joseph Louis (1778-1850) & Theophile-Jules PELOUZE (1807-1867).

Categories: Chemistry,

Publisher: [Paris:, n.p., 1833].: 1833

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S9490

Keywords: Chemistry