Kunz, Werner and Henle, J. and Ninham, Barry W. (2004) 'Zur Lehre von der Wirkung der Salze' (About the science of the effect of salts): Franz Hofmeister's historical papers. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 9 (1-2), pp. 19-37.
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Specific ion effects are universal in biol., biochem., chem. and chem. engineering. In a seminal series of papers, Franz Hofmeister, Professor of Pharmacol. at the University of Prague was the first to study these effects systematically. His work stands in the scheme of things in importance much as did the work of Mendel to genetics. For over a hundred years, Hofmeister effects have not been encompassed by theories of soln. or colloid chem. It is only recently, the subject of this special issue, that some progress has been made. Hofmeister's work is much quoted. But practically no one has ever actually read his papers (originals in archaic German). They are model scientific works for their, and indeed for our time. The translations of two of his most important contributions are given.
|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie > Chair of Chemistry VI - Physical Chemistry (Solution Chemistry) > Prof. Dr. Werner Kunz|
|Keywords:||salt effect electrolyte protein pptn colloid Hofmeister|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||25 May 2012 11:14|
|Last Modified:||25 May 2012 11:14|
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