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Zechmeister, Laszlo (Chemist)



  • Existence: 1890 - 1972


Background: Caltech Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, 1929-1964; Instructor, 1927-29; Caltech alumnus (PhD, 1926).


Description: Zechmeister was widely known for his research in many areas of chemistry, among which were methods of chromatography and spectroscopy, and studies of polysaccharides, natural pigments, naturally occurring fluorescent compounds, and stereochemical phenomena. For many years he had a wide influence on international science through his founding and editing of Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products.


Collection Notes: Papers, 1928-1972. His papers include correspondence, lecture notes, a few scientific manuscripts, photographs, medals, and reprints.

Collection size: 1 box, 0.5 linear ft.

Finding aid available at the Archives.

Photo of Laszlo Zechmeister (PhotoNet).

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

A M. Tud. Akademia Medal

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2001-00590

Paul Karrer Medal

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2001-00593

Reprints of Laszlo Zechmeister, 1913-1958

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2007-00179

Zechmeister Photographs

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-01063

Laszlo Zechmeister Papers

Identifier: ZechmeisterL
Scope and Contents

The Zechmeister papers include correspondence, lecture notes, technical manuscripts & related correspondence, honors & awards, and reprints.

Dates: 1913-1972

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 10
Archival Object 1
Collection 1
Chemistry 11
Medals, commemorative 4
Medals and awards 3
Manuscript Collection 2
Photo Archive 1
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