LEWKOWITSCH, JULIUS (1857–1913), British organic chemist. Born in Germany, he settled in England in the 1880s. As director of a London research institute he worked on stereochemistry and became the world's leading authority on industrial technology of fats and oils. His Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats and Waxes (3 vols., 18952) ran into many editions.

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