, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 42–49 | Cite as

Chemical research of Sir Prafulla Chandra Rây

  • Sreebrata Goswami
  • Samaresh Bhattacharya
General Article


The above account reveals the versatility of Prafulla Chandra’s research activities. Most importantly, he initiated chemical research in modern India and was successful in developing the first research school of chemistry that in time spread far and wide. In his obituary notice,Nature (July 15, 1944) wrote “it was by the enthusiasm for research with which he inspired his students that he will best be remembered”.


Nitrite Organic Sulphur Compound Chloroplatinic Acid Ethylene Dibromide Et2S 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sreebrata Goswami
    • 1
  • Samaresh Bhattacharya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic ChemistryIndian Association for the Cultivation of ScienceCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry SectionJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia

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