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    WE regret to learn from the Chemiker-Zeitung of the death of Dr. Erich Krause, director of the laboratories of the Wood Carbonisation Co. of Constance. Krause was born at Weissenfels and educated at Leipzig and Vienna. At Vienna he became assistant to Prof. Skraup, in conjunction with whom much of his original work was published. The researches were partly in organic chemistry and partly in physical chemistry and were concerned mainly with the investigation of proteins. In 1911 he entered the service of the Holzver-kohlungs-Industrie, when he devoted his energies to the perfection of analytical methods, his main results being published in the new edition of the well-known work of J. König, “Die Untersuchung landwirtschaftlich und gewerblich wichtiger Stoffe.” In collaboration with his colleagues he worked out a process for obtaining methyl alcohol from natural gas. During the War, Krause devoted much time and attention to the problem of finding food-substitutes.

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