Unklare Verhältnisse oder : Über synthetische Farbstoffe um 1860
Philosophia Scientiae, Volume 7 (2003) no. 2, pp. 221-238.

The thesis according to which the discovery (or the invention) of the synthetic dyestuffs of the first generation (around 1860) gave rise to new material prectices is examined in the light of several documents of the time. The analysis of the diaries of one of August W. Hofmann's assistants, on the one hand, and of several articles addressing the the natur of synthetic dyestuffs does not corroborate the said thesis.

La thèse selon laquelle la découverte (ou l'invention) des matières colorantes synthétiques de la première génération (autour de 1860) auraient causé l'émergence de nouvelles pratiques épistémiques est examinée à la lumière de documents de l'époque. L'analyse d'une part des journaux intimes de l'un des assitants d'August W. Hofmann, et d'autres part de plusieurs articles consacrés à la nature des colorants synthétiques ne permet pas de corroborer cette thèse.

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Métraux, Alexandre. Unklare Verhältnisse oder : Über synthetische Farbstoffe um 1860. Philosophia Scientiae, Volume 7 (2003) no. 2, pp. 221-238. http://archive.numdam.org/item/PHSC_2003__7_2_221_0/

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