Jacob Volhard

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Jacob Volhard
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Jacob Volhard
Born (1834-06-04)4 June 1834
Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse and by Rhine
Died 14 January 1910(1910-01-14) (aged 75)
Halle/Saale, German Empire
Residence Germany
Nationality German
Doctoral advisor Justus Liebig,
Heinrich Will
Doctoral students Hugo Erdmann,
Johannes Thiele,
Rudolf Schenck,
Daniel Vorländer,
Hermann Staudinger
Known for Volhard-Erdmann cyclization ,
Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky halogenation.

Jacob Volhard (4 June 1834 – 14 January 1910) was the German chemist who discovered, together with his student Hugo Erdmann, the Volhard-Erdmann cyclization reaction. He was also responsible for the improvement of the Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky halogenation.

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