On February 10, 1846, American chemist Ira Remsen was born. Along with his student Constantin Fahlberg, Remsen discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin working on coal tar derivatives. Ira Remsen was born in New York City. His parents were both descended from the early Dutch settlers New York. In his early schooling, he excelled in the classics and had almost no exposure to science. At the age of fourteen, Remsen entered the Free…Read more
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