March 29, 1855|
|Died||September 21, 1937
|Institutions||Aachen University of Technology|
|Alma mater||University of Strasbourg|
|Doctoral advisor||Rudolph Fittig|
|Known for||Bredt's rule|
Julius Bredt (March 29, 1855 – September 21, 1937) was a German organic chemist. He was the first to determine, in 1893, the correct structure of camphor. Bredt also discovered that a double bond cannot be placed at the bridgehead of a bridged ring system, a statement now known as Bredt's rule.
- George B. Kauffman (1983). "Julius Bredt and the structure of camphor: on the threshold of modern stereochemistry". Journal of Chemical Education 60 (4): 341–342. doi:10.1021/ed060p341.
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