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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 204-204

Julia Lermontova: A Pioneer Female Chemist

Rick C. White*,† and Janis H. White

Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University. Huntsville, TX 77341,; Sam Family and Consumer Sciences, Houston State University. Huntsville, TX 77341

Published: 14 October 2016

Abstract. Julia Lermontova was a bright young person who developed an interest in chemistry. Despite recommendations by Dmitri Mendeleev, she could not enroll in a University as it was against the law, at that time, for females to be accepted to a university. However, after engaging in research with Robert Bunsen and von Hoffman, she was accepted at Uni Göttingen, and received a doctorate in chemistry in 1874. After flourishing in Russia, she expanded her interests, and became a pioneer in chemistry for women in those times.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; women in chemistry

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