Fredrick Abel

1827-1907

Abel's Contributions to Science

Fredrick Abel was a explosive chemist who developed a smokeless gunpowder which is still used today.


His Experiments

One of his experiments was the development of guncotton, or nitrocellulose, which is a highly flammable paper used in older guns to ignite the gunpowder.


His Experiments (cont.)

He was also the creator of the Abel test, testing the Flash point of petroleum products.