Edward Frankland and Henry Enfield Roscoe blue plaque in Manchester
Sir Edward Frankland PhD FRS Professor of Chemistry 1851-1857 Organometallic compounds. Bonding and Valency. Water Analysis. First President of the Institute of Chemistry.
Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe BA PhD FRS Professor of Chemistry 1857-1886. Vanadium. Photochemistry. Spectroscopy. First President of the Society of Chemical Industry. Active in the transfer of Owens College from this building to Oxford Road in 1873 and in the foundation of the Victoria University in 1880.
Sir Edward Frankland, KCB, FRS (18 January 1825 – 9 August 1899) was a chemist, one of the foremost of his day. He was an expert in water quality and analysis, and originated the concept of combining power, or valence, in chemistry. He was also one of the originators of organometallic chemistry.