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Who are some famous Filipino chemists and what are their contributions to the field of chemistry?
June 13, 2013 9:53PM
Julian Banzon - experimented with the production of ethyl ester fuels from sugarcane and coconut and invented a means of extracting residual coconut oil by a chemical process rather than a physical process. A pioneer for alternative fuels ROM the 1930's and 40's.
Francisco Quisumbing - invented Quink ink (currently used in Parker Pens) which is a quick drying ink that prevents the ink from clogging the pen.
Ramon Barba - created crop flowering techniques using a potassium nitrate spray. Due to his discoveries in tropical tree physiology, the Philippines is the leading exporter of mangoes and mango products.
Francisco Santos - studied the nutritive values and chemical composition of local foods from the Philippines. His data was used to help detect and solve problems with Filipino diets.
Rolando De La Cruz - inventor of an anti-cancer skin cream.
Anacleto Del Rosario - Winner of first prize at the World Fair in Paris in 1881 for for producing a pure alcohol from tuba of a nipa palm. His research also led to the process of extracting castor oil from a native plant called palma christi.
Alfredo Santos - isolation and elucidation of biochemicals (the phaeantharine and other alkaloids) from Philippine medical plants.
Eduardo San Juan - worked on the team that invented and launched the Lunar Rover (Moon Bugg)
Daniel Dingel - possible invention of a water-powered car
Benjamin Almeda - designed a cutting edge food-processing machine
More Filipino Scientists that have contributed to the field of chemistry:
- Lourdes J. Cruz
- Dr. Beatrice Guevara
- Dr. Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza
- Dr. Elma C. Llaguno
- Lani Rose Mateo
- Richard Sucgang
- Angel Arguelles
- Julian Bazon
- Luz Oliveros-Belardo
- Alfredo Santos