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Johann Friedrich August Gottling

Johann Friedrich August Göttling (1753-1809) was a notable German chemist. He received his Apothecary degree in 1775 at Langensalza under Johann Christian Wiegleb . Gottling developed and sold chemical assay kits and studied processes for extracting sugar from beets, to supplement his meagre university salary. He studied the chemistry of sulphur, arsenic, phosphorus, and mercury. He wrote texts on analytical chemistry and studied oxidation of organic compounds by nitric acid. He was one of first in Germany to take a stand against the phlogiston hypothesis and for the new chemistry of Lavoisier.

He was notably the teacher of Karl Wilhelm Gottlob Kastner.


  • K. Hufbauer, The Formation of the German Chemical Community (1720-1795), University of California Press, 1982, pp. 207-208.
  • Pharmazie, 1962, 17, pp. 624-634.
  • Neue Deutsche Biographie, Duncker & Humblot: 1953-1990, 6, pp. 580-581.
  • Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1962, 2, p. 787.
  • Dictionaire des Sciences Medicales Biographie Medicale, C. L. F. Panoucke, 1820-1822, 4, pp. 473-474.
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