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.
Adolf von BaeyerAdolf von Baeyer
31 October 1835
Hermann StaudingerHermann Staudinger
23 March 1881

Heinrich Otto WielandHeinrich Otto Wieland
04 June 1877
Father of Biochemistry

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer
09 October 1852

Kurt AlderKurt Alder
10 July 1902

Hans Fischer Hans Fischer
27 July 1881
Georg WittigGeorg Wittig
16 June 1897
Organic Chemist

Otto DielsOtto Diels
23 January 1876

Otto WallachOtto Wallach
27 March 1847
Adolf WindausAdolf Windaus
25 December 1876