Ludwig Wolff

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This article is about the German chemist. For the World War II general, see Ludwig Wolff (general).
Ludwig Wolff
Born (1857-09-27)27 September 1857
Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rhine Province, Prussia
Died 24 February 1919(1919-02-24) (aged 61)
Jena Germany
Nationality German
Institutions University of Jena
Alma mater University of Strasbourg
Doctoral advisor Rudolph Fittig
Known for Wolff-Kishner reduction, Wolff rearrangement

Ludwig Wolff (27 September 1857 – 24 February 1919) was a German chemist.

He studied chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, where he received his Ph.D. from Rudolph Fittig in 1882. He became Professor at the University of Jena in 1891 and held this position till his death in 1919. In 1912 he published a new reaction now known as the Wolff-Kishner reduction.

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