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Federico Schickendantz

Friedrich (Federico) Schickendantz, German-born Argentine chemist and naturalist (Landau, Rhineland-Palatinate State 15 January 1837 – Buenos Aires 04 April 1896)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
Developed new procedures in mineral processing in order to obtain higher yields
 
Proposed diffusion method
 

Discovered a new sodium-potassium-calcium sulfate  

Un nuevo sulfato de sódio, potássio y cálcio. Bol. Acad. Nac. Cien Cordoba 3:85-7, 1879.  
 
Developed Schickendantz method for separating gold from copper
 
Extracted alkaloids from many plant species
 
Developed methods for separating alkaloids berberine and oxyacanthine
 

Discovered alkaloid aspidospermine or quebrachine independently of German chemists Fraude & Hesse (1878)

 
Introduced use of sulphurous acid for sugars purification
 
Invented a procedure for desiccating sugar under calcium trissulfite  
 
New procedures for sugar cane exploitation
 
Performed oenological studies
 

HONORS

Schickendantziella Spegazzini 1903 (Liliaceae)