Gerold Schwarzenbach

Gerold Karl Schwarzenbach (15 March 1904 – 20 May 1978) was a Swiss chemist.

Structure of EDTA

Schwarzenbach was born and grew up in Horgen, Switzerland. He studied chemistry at the ETH Zurich and graduated in 1928 with his dissertation Studien über die Salzbildung von Beizenfarbstoffen (Studies on the formation of pickling salt dyes). From 1930 to 1955 he was a lecturer and later professor of special inorganic and analytical chemistry at the University of Zurich. He retired in 1973.

One of his main research topics was coordination chemistry. Gerold was substantially involved in the study of EDTA and the involvement of ligands.

Honours and awardsEdit


  1. ^ Marcel-Benoist-Preis – Die bisherigen Preisträger: Gerold Schwarzenbach Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "List of Recipients". University of Zurich. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  3. ^ Analysdagarna 2006 Archived 2006-09-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine

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