Famous German Organic Chemists

Organic chemistry is a subdiscipline of chemistry that involves the scientific study of organic compounds and materials. Organic chemistry encompasses the study of structure, study of properties, and the study of organic reactions. While in the study of structure, they determine the chemical composition and chemical constitution or organic compounds, in the study of properties they study both physical and chemical properties of the substance. In the study of organic reactions, they probe about the chemical reactivity of the compounds and materials both theoretically and in the laboratory. Chemist use reactions to synthesize carbon based structures and later employ analytical methods to characterize them. Ever since organic chemistry has been an established branch of chemistry, chemists throughout the world have through their intensive research and applications made significant contribution in the field of basic or applied chemistry, German counterparts being no less. Hans Fischer was one of the best German organic chemists who is remembered for his Nobel prize winning research on the constitution or haemin and chlorophyll and the synthesis of haemin. August Kekule was a famous German chemist who founded the theory of chemical structure. Yet another important German organic chemist was Josef Houben who discovered the Houben-Hoesch reaction. To know more about German organic chemists, read on.

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 1 Hans Fischer

Hans Fischer
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: March 31, 1945

 2 Adolf von Baeyer

Adolf von Baeyer
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 31, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: August 20, 1917
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 3 Hermann Staudinger

Hermann Staudinger
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 23, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: September 8, 1965

 4 Hermann Emil Fischer

Hermann Emil Fischer
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 9, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German
Died: July 15, 1919

 5 Kurt Alder

Kurt Alder
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: June 20, 1958

 6 Georg Wittig

Georg Wittig
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Famous As: Organic Chemist
Birthdate: June 16, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: August 26, 1987

 7 Otto Diels

Otto Diels
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: March 7, 1954
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 8 Heinrich Otto Wieland

Heinrich Otto Wieland
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Famous As: Father of Biochemistry
Birthdate: June 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: August 5, 1957

 9 Otto Wallach

Otto Wallach
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 27, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: February 26, 1931

 10 Adolf Windaus

Adolf Windaus
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: German
Died: June 9, 1959