Emil Kopp, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Emil Kopp

French chemist

Date of Birth: 03-Mar-1817

Place of Birth: Wasselonne, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 20-Nov-1875

Profession: politician, chemist, university teacher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Emil Kopp

  • Charles-Émile Kopp (3 March 1817 – 30 November 1875), French chemist, was born at Wasselonne, Alsace. He became in 1847 a professor of toxicology and chemistry at the École supĂ©rieure de Pharmacie at Strasbourg.
  • Because of his participation in the demonstration on "revolutionary day" 13 June 1849, he was forced to leave France, subsequently settling in Switzerland.
  • In 1849 he became a professor of physics and chemistry at Lausanne, and in 1852 a chemist to a Turkey red factory near Manchester.
  • In 1855 he was granted amnesty and returned to France.
  • In 1868 he was named a professor of technology at Turin (Regio Museo Industriale italiano), and finally, in 1871, a professor of technical chemistry at the Federal Polytechnic Institute Zurich, today the ETH Zurich.
  • He died in Zurich. He conducted experiments with arsenic acid as a discharge agent and filed patents for the employment of arsenic and phosphoric acids in discharge printing of fabrics.
  • In 1844 he reportedly was the first to discover red phosphorus; his findings taking place prior to Anton Schrötter's discovery of the substance during the following year.With Pompejus Bolley, he published "TraitĂ© des matières colorantes artificielles dĂ©rivĂ©es du goudron de houille" (1874, "Treatise on artificial dyes derived from coal tar").

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