Ignatius Gottfried Kaim

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Ignatius Gottfried Kaim
Born 1746
Died 1778
Nationality Austrian
Known for discovery of manganese

Ignatius Gottfried Kaim was an Austrian chemist. In his dissertation De metallis dubiis published in 1770 Kaim describes the reduction of manganese oxide with carbon and the formation of a brittle metal. This is the first description of managanese metal several years before the better known synthesis of Johan Gottlieb Gahn in 1774.


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