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Iodine was discovered by Bernard Courtois in 1811.

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Celebrating 200 years of iodine research and its many applications

Iodine - by many first consciously encountered as a stinging disinfectant applied to a wounded knee or elbow - is an important component in the screens that dominate our lives: those of computers, mobile phones and LCD televisions. It is also used in other advanced materials, semi-conductors like solar cells and in x-ray imaging.
In celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the discovery of this important element, an international consortium of 11 scientists today publish a review of the history of iodine research in the reputable German journal Angewandte Chemie.

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Iodine was discovered by Bernard Courtois in 1811.
Courtois gave samples to his friends, Charles Bernard Desormes (1777-1862) and Nicolas Clément (1779-1841), to continue research. He also gave some of the substance to chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850), and to physicist André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836). On 29 November 1813, Dersormes and Clément made public Courtois's discovery.

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