Robert Whytlaw-Gray

Robert Whytlaw -Gray (* 1877 in London, † 1958 in Welwyn ) was an English chemist.


Gray studied in Glasgow and University College London. During his time in Glasgow he caused during diazotization of an explosion as he worked at the behest of William Ramsay with saccharin and similar substances, so he had to be treated in a hospital. He then dealt with the exact determination of atomic masses by the method of Berthelot. His doctorate was earned in 1906 at Gray Richard Anschütz at the University of Bonn. After his return to the UK he worked together with Ramsay and Frederick Soddy with the physical properties of the noble gas radon. From 1914 to 1923 he taught at Eton College, then was appointed professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Leeds. In 1950 he went into retirement, and died in Welwyn eight years later.


  • CV University College London
  • Chemists ( 20th century)
  • Briton
  • Born in 1877
  • Died in 1958
  • Man