Jerome Alexander (1876–1959) was an American chemist, a leading expert on colloidal chemistry and among the first American researchers to use an ultramicroscope.


Alexander was born in New York city on 21 December 1876 and studied at the College of the City of New York, graduating Master of Science in 1899. After working for a number of companies, in 1921 he set up independently as a consulting chemist and chemical engineer.[1]

Alexander died on 18 January 1959.[2] The archive of his correspondence is held by the New York Public Library.[3]
As author


Colloid Chemistry: An Introduction, with Some Practical Applications (1919)
with others, Colloid Chemistry, Theoretical and Applied (1926)


"Glue and Gelatin" and "Colloid Chemistry" in Roger's Industrial Chemistry (1912)
"Albuminoids or Scleroproteins" in Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis (1913)
"Colloid Chemistry" in Liddell's Handbook for Chemical Engineers (1920)

As translator

Richard Zsigmondy, Colloids and the Ultramicroscope (1909)


"Alexander, Jerome". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Vol. 1 (14 ed.). 1930. p. 574.
"Jerome Alexander 1876–1959", The Chemist, vol. 36 (1959), p. 43.
"Jerome Alexander correspondence". New York Public Library.

Chemistry Encyclopedia



Hellenica World - Scientific Library

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