Christian Gottlob Gmelin

*12.10.1792   13.5.1860

in Tübingen 1817-1860



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Christian Gottlob Gmelin was professor of chemistry and pharmacy at the University of Tübingen. In 1828 he was one of the first to devise a process for the artificial manufacture of ultramarine. In 1818, Gmelin was the first to observe that lithium salts give a bright red color in flame.


Gmelinite (mineral named after Christian Gottlob Gmelin)