(adolphe wilhelm) hermann kolbe

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Kolbe   (kôl'bə)  Pronunciation Key 
German chemist who was the first to synthesize an organic compound from inorganic materials (1843-45). He also developed an electrolytic procedure for the preparation of alkanes, and in 1859 synthesized salicylic acid from coal tar, which laid the foundation for the development of aspirin.
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