Daily Archives: February 16, 2018


Friedrich Konrad Beilstein
February 17 is Friedrich Beilstein’s birthday. Beilstein was the Russian chemist who originally wrote Handbuch der Organischen Chemie or Handbook of Organic Chemistry. This organic chemical reaction handbook was published in 1881 and originally contained information on 1,500 different organic compounds. Today, its name is the Beilstein Database. The Beilstein Database […]

Today in Science History – February 17 – Friedrich Beilstein ...