This Day in Chemistry: Sir Edward Frankland 

Lucy Bell-Young

18th January 2018



A portrait of Sir Edward Frankland, an important 19th century chemist

Born in Lancashire, England, Sir Edward Frankland is one of the most important British chemists in history. The father of organometallic chemistry, with a multitude of equally ground-breaking achievements under his belt, Frankland has helped to shape the world of chemistry we know today. So why isn’t he more well-known? On 18th January 1825, Edward… Continue reading »