August 12, 1933 |
|Institutions||Technical University of Munich (1965),
Technical University of Berlin (1969-1975),
University of Bonn (1975-1991),
University of Munich (1991-2001)
|Alma mater||Technical University of Munich|
|Doctoral advisor||Friedrich Weygand|
Wolfgang Steglich (born 12 August 1933) is a German chemist .
Wolfgang Steglich was born in Kamenz and studied chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin and later at the Technical University of Munich where he received his PhD in 1959 for work with Friedrich Weygand. After his habilitation at the Technical University of Munich he became professor at the Technical University of Munich in 1969 where he stayed until he became professor at the University of Bonn in 1975. He succeeded Rolf Huisgen as head of the organic chemistry department of the University of Munich in 1991. He retired in 2001.
The use of 4-dimethylaminopyridine for esterifications with anhydrides, which is sometimes called the Steglich esterification, and the contribution to the metabolism of fungus are his main contributions in the field of chemistry.