Alexander Mitscherlich (chemist)

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Alexander Mitscherlich in 1858.

Alexander Mitscherlich (28 May 1836 in Berlin – 31 May 1918 in Oberstdorf) was a German chemist and son of Eilhard Mitscherlich.

His most important work was in the field of processing wood to create cellulose. He patented a early version of the sulfite process in 1882.[1]


  1. US Granted 263797, Alexander mitscherlich, "MANUFACTURE OF TANNIC ACID", published Sep 5, 1882