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Rio de La Loza brothers

Francisco Río de La Loza Miranda, Mexican chemist (Ciudad de Mexico 23 January 1856 – 1901)

Son of chemist Leopoldo Río de la Loza and half-brother of Maximino Río de la Loza
 
Performed chemical analysis of plant species with medicinal value
 

Extracted the alkaloid erythrocoralloidine from Erythrina coralloides

Estudio sobre el colorín. An. Inst. Med. Nac. Rev. El Estudio 3:159-65, 1877 
 

With E.A. Armendariz isolated the alkaloid talaumine from Talauma mexicana  

Estudio del yolloxochitl Talauma Mexicana Don. Na. Inst. Med. Nac. 1:241, 1894

Isolated 31 active principles from Mexican plants such as alkaloid hymenocallin and glucoside coryamyrtine

 

SOME BIBLIOGRAPHY

Materia Medica Mexicana part 1, 1894 

El principio amargo del zacatechichi (Calea zacatechichi). An. Inst. Med. Nacional 1896

Pequeno contingente al estudio sobre las diastasas oxidantes. An. Inst. Med. Nacional Mex. 3:58-61, 1897

Procedimiento de separación de los principales acidos contenidos en los vegetales. An. Inst. Med. Nacional 3 (14-15): 248-52, 1898

Memorias sobre el pulque. An. Inst. Med. Nacional Mex. 8:151, 1905 (posthumous)
 
 
Maximino Río de La Loza Valderrama, Mexican pharmacist and inventor (1829-1903)
 

Studied the active principle of Senecio canicida 

Sobre la naturaleza y propriedad del Senecio canicida llamado vulgarmente yerba de Puebla (1862)

Showed the quality of itzcuinpatli or Puebla plant (Senecio canicida) as a medication to control epilepsy.

El senecio en el tratamiento de la epilepsia. Gac. Med. Mexico 2:345-8 & 362-4, 1866  


Isolated alkaloid arnicine from Heterotheca inuloides, alkaloid casimiroine from Casimiroa edulis and montanoic acid from Montanoa tomentosa (with E. Armendariz)

 
 

INVENTIONS

Some pills to cure epilepsy

A device for pharmaceutical and industrial purposes named pirofono

A process for making white lead

A device for oxygen inhalations (1877)

A continuous motion machine (1884)

A device to avoid railroad accidents (1887)

A saving furnace