Gordon Wickham Monier-Williams OBE, MC, MA, PhD, FRIC (1881-1964)

A Major Contributor to the Improvement in Quality and Purity of Foodstuffs via his Professional Influences and Innovations in Analytical Chemistry

D Thorburn Burnsa and Michael J Walkerb

a Institute for Global Food Security, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, BT9 5HN, Northern Ireland, UK
b Laboratory of the Government Chemist, LGC, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LY, UK


The career of Gordon Wickham Monier-Williams, well known to chemists owing to the eponymous method for the determination of sulphite in foods, is reviewed. His contributions to the improvement in both quality and purity of foodstuffs are described and the full details of his researches in the development of his method for the determination of sulphite is made available.

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Full text of the report - The Determination of Sulphur Dioxide in Food by GW Monier Williams (1927)

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