Tswet, Michail Semënovic

Tswet, Michail Semënovic (1872-1919)

20th Century
Born: Asti (Italy), 1872
Died : Voronezh (Russia), 1919

Tswett studied at the Geneva University in Switzerland and in 1896 went to St. Petersburg (Russia) to do research. His major work was on plant pigments and he is the founder of chromatographical separation techniques. His report in Russian was forgotten until the method was reintroduced in 1906 by Willstätter

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