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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).
Biographical/Historical 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.
Biographical/Historical 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 11 Collections and/or Records:

A M. Tud. Akademia Medal

Identifier: 2001-00590

Paul Karrer Medal

Identifier: 2001-00593

Zechmeister Photographs

Identifier: 1988-01063