Department of Chemistry

Christian Gottlob Gmelin

Christian Gottlob Gmelin (*12.10.1792 1.5.1860) was professor of chemistry and pharmacy at the University of Tübingen.

In 1828 he was one of the first to devise a process for the artificial manufacture of ultramarine (Na8[Al6Si6O24]S(2-4)).

In 1818, Gmelin was the first to observe that lithium salts give a bright red color in flame.