|Born||11 June 1867|
Eupen, Rhine Province
|Died||8 June 1941 (aged 73)|
Halle, Province of Saxony
|Alma mater||University of Halle|
|Known for||Liquid Crystals|
|Institutions||University of Halle|
|Doctoral advisor||Jacob Volhard|
|Doctoral students||Hermann Staudinger|
Vorländer applied his knowledge of molecular structure to select those exhibiting the crystaline liquid state. In particular a linear molecular geometry was conducive. "Over the years Vorländer and his students synthesized hundreds of liquid crystaline compounds. An interesting discovery was that amongst the slimy liquid crystals were many soap and soap-like compounds." (Dunmur & Sluckin p 48)
- David Dunmur & Tim Sluckin (2011) Soap, Science, and Flat-screen TVs: a history of liquid crystals, pp 43–9, Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-954940-5 .
- Weygand, Conrad (1943). "Daniel Vorländer. 11. 6. 1867–8. 6. 1941". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft (A and B Series). 76 (6): A41. doi:10.1002/cber.19430760618.
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