In this interview Professor Izaak Kolthoff begins by discussing his early life in Holland, his family, and his education. Kolthoff continues with the factors influencing his decision to become an analytical chemist, and he describes the early state of analytical chemistry compared to other branches of chemistry. The interview then focuses on accusations of Communist sympathies and the effects of the McCarthy era on Kolthoff's career. Kolthoff concludes with a brief discussion of his work on crystal surfaces, the relocation of European scientists during the 1930s, and his participation in synthetic rubber research during World War II.
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Kolthoff, I. M. (Izaak Maurits), interviewed by George D. Tselos in University of Minnesota on March 15, 1984. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0027. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/fb494945p.
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