Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch

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Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch
Born 7 March 1857
Dresden, Germany
Died 14 March 1935(1935-03-14) (aged 78)
Residence Germany, Switzerland
Nationality German
Institutions University of Zürich,
University of Würzburg,
University of Leipzig
Alma mater University of Würzburg
Doctoral advisor Johannes Wislicenus
Doctoral students Traugott Sandmeyer,
Friedrich Bergius,
Alfred Werner ,
Franz Hein

Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch (7 March 1857 in Dresden – 14 March 1935 in Dresden), was a German chemist.

Life and work[edit]

Hantzsch studied chemistry in Dresden and graduated at the University of Würzburg under Johannes Wislicenus. As a professor, he taught at the Universities of Zürich, Würzburg und Leipzig.

The Hantzsch pyridine synthesis,[1] a multi-component organic reaction, is named after him, as is the Hantzsch pyrrole synthesis.

His surname is correctly pronounced /Haːntʃ/ (rhymes with cattle ranch).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hantzsch, A. (1881). "Condensationprodukte aus Aldehydammoniak und Ketoniartigen Verbindungen". Chemische Berichte 14 (2): 1637–1638. doi:10.1002/cber.18810140214.