On This Day – November 25 : German chemist Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe died on this day in 1884

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He discovered a method for the electrolysis of the salts of fatty acids, known as Kolbe electrolysis. He also identified the Kolbe synthesis reaction, which is a method of making salicylic acid – the main component of Aspirin.

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