Leopold Horner

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Leopold Horner
Born (1911-08-24)August 24, 1911
Kehl, German Empire
Died October 5, 2005(2005-10-05) (aged 94)
Mainz, Germany
Nationality German
Institutions University of Munich,
University of Mainz
Alma mater University of Munich
Doctoral advisor Heinrich Wieland
Known for Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction

Leopold Horner (August 24, 1911 – October 5, 2005) was a German chemist and published in a modified Wittig reaction using phosphonate-stabilized carbanions now called the Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction or HWE reaction or Horner-Wittig reaction.

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Horner started studying chemistry at the University of Heidelberg and later with Heinrich Wieland at the University of Munich. After he received his Ph.D and his habilitation he worked at the Polymer Research Institute in Frankfurt. In 1953 he became professor at the University of Mainz.

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