Alwin Mittasch

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Alwin Mittasch, 1928

Alwin Mittasch (27 December 1869 - 4 June 1953) was a German chemist as well as scientific historian of Sorbian descent who succeeded above all by his pioneering and systematic research, to the ammonia synthesis after the Haber–Bosch process to big respect.


  • Chemistry without catalysis would be a sword without a handle, a light without brilliance, a bell without sound.
    • Alwin Mittasch, as cited in: Ralph Edward Oesper, "Alwin Mittasch," Journal of Chemical Education (1948), 25, 532.

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