Rainer Ludwig Claisen

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Rainer Ludwig Claisen
Ludwig Claisen 1897 Kiel.jpg
Rainer Ludwig Claisen in 1897
Born (1851-01-14)14 January 1851
Cologne
Died 5 January 1930(1930-01-05) (aged 78)
Godesberg am Rhein
Nationality Germany
Fields chemistry
Known for work with condensations of carbonyls and sigmatropic rearrangements

Rainer Ludwig Claisen (14 January 1851 – 5 January 1930) was a German chemist best known for his work with condensations of carbonyls and sigmatropic rearrangements. He was born in Cologne as the son of a jurist and studied chemistry at the university of Bonn (1869), where he became a member of K.St.V. Arminia. He served in the army as a nurse in 1870–1871 and continued his studies at Göttingen University. He returned to the University of Bonn in 1872 and started his academic career at the same university in 1874. He died in 1930 in Godesberg am Rhein (near Bonn).

Career[edit]

1874 Promotion at the University of Bonn; position at Kekulé's laboratory
1878 Habilitation as Privatdozent at the University of Bonn
1882 Worked with Henry Roscoe and Carl Schorlemmer at Owens College, Manchester (until 1885)
1886 Worked at the laboratory of von Baeyer (University of Munich)
1887 Habilitation as Privatdozent at the University of Munich
1890 Position as Professor ordinarius of organic chemistry at TH Aachen
1897 Position as Professor ordinarius of chemistry at the University of Kiel
1904 Honorarprofessor at the University of Berlin, collaboration with Emil Fischer
1907 Emeritus; starts his own private laboratory in Godesberg am Rhein

Scientific contributions[edit]

References[edit]

  • W Pötsch. Lexikon bedeutender Chemiker (VEB Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig, 1989) (ISBN 3323001850)