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What Are The Contribution Of Francisco Quisumbing In Chemistry?

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Francisco Quisumbing was a chemist who hailed from the Philippines. During his illustrious career, he created a new formula for ink, which was trademarked under the name, Quink.

More Facts About Francisco Quisumbing

• This chemist created his own corporation, known as Philippines Ink Corp., after the Second World War; however, he became frustrated with all the red tape and bureaucracy that went on during this pivotal period in history, and soon gave up on getting his new company off of the ground.
• Quisumbing, who was educated at the University of Chicago, came up with a special formula that dried very rapidly on the page, while still remaining fluid inside of the writing instrument.

This Filipino scientist did not rest on his laurels; he went on to write research papers on a diverse range of scientific topics that also related to agriculture, medicinal plants, orchids, and general botany. Always inquisitive and inventive, this scientist would study the plants and flowers of his native country, perform experiments, and draw conclusions designed to inform others. Often, the hypotheses and ideas of Quisumbing were used to improve life for citizens of this southeast Asian archipelago locale.

To learn more about this scientist, look for biographies written about him; chances are, he's been mentioned in many a science textbook, especially those printed by presses in his home land, the Philippines.  Libraries may also have a wealth of material about the contributions of this notable man of science; check the science section under chemistry to find any works that mention his name.

Learning about science and chemistry inventors can be a wonderful way to understand the scope and range of scientific research and applications. For many scientists, studying chemistry becomes a pathway to an exciting and fulfilling career - often, the study of chemistry begins in high school.
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I think the following paragraph found in the article is referring to a brother of Francisco Quisumbing (the chemist), Eduardo Quisumbing (the botanist) who was later conferred an award by the Philippine government as "National Scientist".

"This Filipino scientist did not rest on his laurels; he went on to write research papers on a diverse range of scientific topics that also related to agriculture, medicinal plants, orchids, and general botany. Always inquisitive and inventive, this scientist would study the plants and flowers of his native country, perform experiments, and draw conclusions designed to inform others. Often, the hypotheses and ideas of Quisumbing were used to improve life for citizens of this southeast Asian archipelago locale."

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