History

Famous Chemists in Kiel:

Otto Diels

Otto Diels
1876 - 1954
Kiel 1916 - 1948

  • diene synthesis (Diels-Alder reaction)
  • steroid chemistry
  • heterocycles
  • Nobel prize in chemistry 1950 with Kurt Alder

     

Otto Diels

Otto Diels

 

 

 

 

 

Kurt Alder

Kurt Alder
1902 - 1958
Kiel 1926 - 1936

  • studies, P.D. and habilitation in Kiel
  • diene synthesis (Diels-Alder reaction)
  • Nobel prize in chemistry 1950 with Otto Diels

     

Ludwig Claisen

Ludwig Claisen
1851 - 1930
Kiel 1897 - 1904

  • Claisen rearrangement
  • Claisen condensation
  • Claisen extender

     

Theodor Curtius

Theodor Curtius
1857 - 1928
Kiel 1889 - 1897

  • Curtius rearrangement
  • synthesis of hydrazin
  • synthese of hydrogen azide

     

Curtius

Curtius' chemicals

  • "oxalyl hydrazin"
  • "diammonium semisulfate"

     

     

     

Albert Ladenburg

Albert Ladenburg
1842 - 1911
Kiel 1873 - 1889

  • structure of benzene ("Ladenburg benzene")
  • silicon organic compounds

     

Carl Dietrich Harries

Carl Dietrich Harries
1866 - 1923
Kiel 1904 - 1916

  • ozonolysis (Harries reaction)
  • rubber synthesis

     

Carl Himly

Carl Himly
1811 - 1885
Kiel 1846 - 1884

  • defense of Kiel against Denmark 1848
  • "Himly bomb" (sea mine with cable detonator)