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What is the Indian contribution towards chemistry ?

Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 21 Apr '09 10:34 am
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In ancient world Chemistry as called as Rasayan Sastra: Metallurgy was an important activity. Smelting of metal was there from stone age to Bronze age and to Iron age::Parallel to the development of the concepts of atom and atomic permutations and combinations in physics there also was a similar development of ideas in the area of Chemistry. However given the nature of chemistry, the ideas did not remain confined to an abstract level. Indian ideas about chemistry grew by experimentation. The areas of application of the principle of chemistry were: the smelting of metals, the distillation of perfumes and fragrant ointments, the making of dyes and pigments, the extraction of sugar, etc.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 21 Apr '09 10:46 am

 
  
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Indian researchers in chemistry and chemical engineering contributed to 1,889 journals as covered in the 1990 and 1994 databases. The impact factors (IF) for these journals were noted from the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for the year 1994. [It is to be noted that IFs of journals for the year 1990 are different from those of 1994. However, in this study IFs of 1994 have been used for both 1990 and 1994 journals _ Editor] . Several papers appeared in very high impact journals. Of these, a paper from International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) was published in Science (IF _ 22.067) in 1990. The paper in the next high impact journal was from Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar that appeared in Immunology Today (IF 22.047) also in 1990. In the journal Chemical Reviews (IF 14.240) one paper each was contributed by Bose Institute, Calcutta and by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1994. Inorganic Synthesis (IF 11.6) had a paper in 1990 from North- ...more
Answered by srini, 21 Apr '09 10:37 am

 
  
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