|Born||Ernst Carl Theodor Zincke
19 May 1843
|Died||17 March 1928
|Institutions||University of Bonn
University of Marburg
|Alma mater||University of Göttingen|
|Doctoral advisor||Friedrich Wöhler
|Doctoral students||Otto Hahn
Karl Theophil Fries
Alfred Walter Stewart
|Known for||Zincke-Suhl reaction
Theodor Zincke was born in Uelzen on 19 May 1843. He became a pharmacist and graduated in Göttingen with his Staatsexamen. He began studying chemistry with Friedrich Wöhler and received his Ph.D in 1869. He joined the group of August Kekulé at the University of Bonn, and in 1875 became professor at the University of Marburg where he remained until his retirement in 1913. Theodor Zincke died on 17 March 1928 in Marburg.
- Otto Hahn (1928). "Theodor Zincke". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft 61 (5): A68–A71. doi:10.1002/cber.19280610546.
- Karl Theophil Fries (1929). "Theodor Zincke (1843-1928)". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft 62 (3): A68–A71. doi:10.1002/cber.19290620347.
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