Rudolf Leuckart (chemist)

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Rudolf Leuckart
Born (1854-06-23)June 23, 1854
Gießen, Germany
Died July 24, 1889(1889-07-24) (aged 35)
Leipzig, Germany
Nationality German
Institutions University of Göttingen
Alma mater University of Heidelberg,
University of Leipzig
Known for Leuckart reaction

Carl Louis Rudolf Alexander Leuckart (June 23, 1854 – July 24, 1889) was a German chemist who discovered the Leuckart reaction and Leuckart thiophenol reaction.

He was the son of Karl Georg Friedrich Rudolf Leuckart (1822–1898) a renowned German zoologist. He received his PhD at the University of Leipzig in 1879 and his habilitation at University of Göttingen in 1883, where he also became professor.