Title: Glauber and Dippel. Alchemy, Gold-making, animal oil, and Prussian blue

Speaker:  Prof Curt Wentrup, SCMB

Abstract: Johann Rudolph Glauber was a famous 1600s chemist and alchemist, whose secrets were much sought after by kings and queens. His drinkable gold and most secret sal armoniac, his pyrolysis and distillation apparati, and his animal oil will be described. Johann Conrad Dippel was an adventurous 1700s radical pietist, chemist, would-be gold-maker, medical doctor, and inventor of several medicinal formulations, including Dippel’s pyrolytic animal oil, which led to the serendipitous discovery of the famous blue pigment, Prussian blue.

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