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Wilhelm Heinrich Heintz
Wilhelm Heinrich Heintz (1817 – 1880) was a German structural chemist who earned his PhD at Berlin in 1844 under Heinrich Rose. He was one of six founding members of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft and the only chemist.
Additional recommended knowledge
In 1853 he analyzed margaric acid as simply a combination of stearic acid and of the previously unknown palmitic acid.
At Halle, Heintz supervised Johannes Wislicenus PhD work, although Wislicenus' pro-forma advisor at Zurich. was Georg Karl Andreas Städeler.
The mineral Heintzite is named for him.
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