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János Irinyi

János Irinyi (May 17, 1817 – December 17, 1895); IPA: [ja:noʃ iriɲi], sometimes also spelled János Irínyi) [1] was a Hungarian chemist and inventor of the noiseless and non-explosive match. He achieved this by mixing the phosphorus with lead dioxide instead of the potassium chlorate used previously.[2]

Irinyi also took part in the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. [1]


  1. ^ a b "THE CONTRIBUTION OF HUNGARIANS TO UNIVERSAL CULTURE" (with inventors), Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Damascus, Syria, 2006, webpage: HungEMB-Culture.
  2. ^ Hungarian Patent Office; this site's mention of calcium chlorate rather than potassium chlorate appears to be an error?
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