Frederick Pearson Treadwell

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Treadwell, Frederick Pearson


Born Feb. 5, 1857, in Portsmouth, N.H.; died June 24, 1918, in Zürich. Swiss analytical chemist.

After graduating from the University of Heidelberg in 1878, Treadwell worked with V. Meyer in Zürich. In 1894 he became a professor at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.

Treadwell’s main works were devoted to the determination of chromium, sulfur, and cobalt, the separation of zinc from nickel and cobalt, and the study of the effect of complexing on analytical determinations. Treadwell was the author of the textbook Analytical Chemistry (vols. 1–2,1899–1902), which was published in several editions and in which he presented precise methods of chemical analysis.


In Russian translation:
Kurs analiticheskoi khimii, 9th ed., vol. 1; 7th ed., vol. 2, parts 1–3. Moscow-Leningrad, 1935–46.
Tablitsy kachestvennogo analiza. Moscow-Leningrad, 1931. (With V. Meyer.)
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