Friedrich Fichter

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Friedrich Fichter
Born July 6, 1869
Died 1952
Nationality Swiss
Fields Chemistry
Institutions University of Basel
Alma mater University of Basel

Friedrich Fichter (6. July 1869 - 1952) was a professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Basel. His main field of interest was electrochemistry. He initiated the founding of the scientific journal Helvetica Chimica Acta.


Fichter was born on the July 6th, 1869 and attended the University of Basel from 1888 to 1890 and then the University of Strasbourg. He studied under Rudolf Fittig and become his assistand in 1893. He was awarded a PhD in 1984 and in 1896 he habilitated and became a "Privatdozent". In 1903 he became extraordinary professor and was promoted to ordinary professor in 1912 and head of the inorganic division (while his colleague Hans Rupe became professor for organic chemistry).[1]

Fichter retired in 1939 and died in 1952.[1]


  • Guest professor at the University of Birmingham 1928[1]
  • president of the Union of Swiss Chemical Societies[1]
  • vice-president of the International Union of Chemistry[1]
  • editor in chief of Helvetica Chimica Acta[1]


  • Anleitung zum Studium der chemischen Reaktionen" (4th edition, 1928)
  • Übungen in quantitativer chemischer Analyse (2nd edition, 1938)
  • Das Verhältnis der anorganischen zur organischen Chemie" (1933)
  • Organische Elektrochemie (1942) Link


  1. ^ a b c d e f Ralph E Oesper (1946). "Friedrich Fichte". J. Chem. Educ. 23 (8): p 394. doi:10.1021/ed023p394.