Christian Gmelin

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Christian Gottlob Gmelin (12 October 1792 – 13 May 1860) was a German chemist.

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

Gmelin was born in Tübingen. He was a grandson of Johann Konrad Gmelin and a great-grandson of Johann Georg Gmelin. He died in Tübingen.[1]



  1. ^ Kopp, Hermann (1879), "Gmelin, Christian Gottlob", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 9, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, p. 266