I. M. Kolthoff and Modern Analytical Chemisty

National Historic Chemical Landmark

September 12, 2014
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The American Chemical Society and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will recognize the contributions of Izaak Maurits Kolthoff, Ph.D., (1894–1993) to the field of analytical chemistry as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 2014. Kolthoff’s impact is evidenced by his publication of nearly 1,000 research papers, his numerous academic progeny, and his involvement in the establishment of the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry and the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.

The designation will take place at Smith Hall, Kolthoff's longtime academic home on the University of Minnesota campus, on Friday, September 12, 2014. A research symposium on Kolthoff’s scientific legacy will follow on Saturday, Sept. 13. The events are sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, the University's Department of Chemistry, and the Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society.

An announcement and biography of I. M. Kolthoff are available from the Univesity of Minnesota. Additional information will be presented on this page as details emerge. Contact the NHCL Program Manager for information.


Izaak Maurits Kolthoff in his laboratory in 1950.
Image Courtesy of University of Minnesota Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.