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Arthur Charles Wahl (September 8, 1917 – March 6, 2006) was an American chemist who, as a doctoral student of Glenn T. Seaborg at the University of California, Berkeley, first isolated plutonium in February 1941.[2] He also worked on the Manhattan Project.

Arthur C. Wahl
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Born (1917-09-08)September 8, 1917
Des Moines, Iowa
Died March 6, 2006(2006-03-06) (aged 88)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nationality USA
Alma mater Iowa State University (B.S.) and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.)
Known for First isolation of Plutonium
Awards ACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry (1966)[1]
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Doctoral advisor Glenn T. Seaborg


Further readingEdit

Jeremy Bernstein: Plutonium: A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element. Cornell University Press, 2009. ISBN 0-8014-7517-1


  1. ^ ACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry Archived November 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Glenn Seaborg: Chamberlain of Science. Science Spectra. Nº 11 (1998)


External linksEdit

Arthur Charles Wahl at Find a Grave