Reference numberPP/11/8
Previous numbersPP/43/9
TitlePaper, 'Further contributions to the metallurgy of bismuth' by Edward Matthey
CreatorMatthey; Edward (1836-1918); British chemist
DescriptionMatthey writes: 'In the paper upon this interesting metal, which I had the honour of bringing under the notice of the Royal Society in February last [see PP/10/12], I referred to the difficulties with which the treatment of bismuth is surrounded when associated with other metals—by any very rapid or comprehensive process. During the conduct of my operations in the reduction of bismuth from its ores, and its subsequent refining, I have frequently found this metal to contain a small proportion of copper, an element most detrimental even in small traces, and hitherto I believe, only eliminated by a wet process, costly in practice and tedious in operation. It is necessary by such method to dissolve up the whole of the alloy and precipitate the bismuth in the usual manner—a bulky operation, and one requiring a considerable amount of time.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry / Metallurgy

Received 20 October 1887. Read 24 November 1887. Communicated by George Gabriel Stokes.

A version of this paper was published in volume 43 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Further contributions to the metallurgy of bismuth'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1887.0118
Related records in the cataloguePP/10/12
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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