Adolf Ferdinand Weinhold

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Adolf Ferdinand Weinhold
Born (1841-05-19)19 May 1841
Zwenkau, Germany
Died 1 July 1917(1917-07-01) (aged 76)
Chemnitz, Germany
Citizenship German
Scientific career
Fields Chemist
From Weinhold 1881 described vacuum flask

Adolf Ferdinand Weinhold (19 May 1841 – 1 July 1917) was a German chemist, physician and inventor.


From 1857 to 1861 Weinhold studied chemistry and physics at universities in Göttingen and in Leipzig. His mentors were Otto Linné Erdmann and Friedrich Wöhler. In Germany, Weinhold worked after university studies as chemist and physician. He was appointed professor at Chemnitz University of Technology in 1870. In 1873 he was granted a D. Phil from the University of Leipzig.

In 1881, he applied the vacuum flask of James Dewar to chemistry, using it as a cold trap. The flask itself was patented in 1903 by the glassblower Reinhold Burger (de), who founded Thermos GmbH on its basis.[1]

Works by Weinhold[edit]


  1. ^ Deutschen Reichspatent 170057 of 1 October 1903

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