Giacomo Luigi Ciamician

Giacomo Luigi Ciamician (August 25, 1857 – January 2, 1922) was an Austrian photochemist of Armenian descent.[1]


He was born on August 25, 1857 in Trieste, Austria.

He was a nine-time Nobel prize nominee and an Italian senator. [2] He was an early researcher in the area of photochemistry, where from 1900 to 1914 he published 40 notes, and 9 memoirs. His first photochemistry experiment was published in 1886 and was titled "On the conversion of quinone into quinol. [1] He may be regarded as the father of the solar panel. He had one on his roof that illuminated a single light bulb in his laboratory. In 1912 he presented a paper before the 8th International Congress on Applied Chemistry in which he predicted the world's using clean energy supplied by solar power.

He died on January 2, 1922 in Bologna, Italy.

* Ciamician synthesis of pyridines from pyrroles; Ciamician, G.; Dennestedt, M. Chem. Ber. 1881, 14, 1153
* Ciamician photodisproportionation; Ciamician, G.; Silber, P. Chem. Ber. 1901, 34, 2040

External links

* Giacomo Luigi Ciamician at Michigan State University

See also

* Ciamician-Dennstedt rearrangement


1. ^ a b Nasini, Raffaello (1926). "Giacomo Luigi Ciamician". Journal of the Chemical Society 129: 993–1050. doi:10.1039/JR9262900993.
2. ^ "Fuels from solar energy.". Retrieved 2008-03-18.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 1929 Edition, article on Photochemistry.

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