|Born||August 31, 1842
Wronke/Wronki, Posen, Prussia
|Died||May 21, 1909
Berlin, German Empire
|Doctoral advisor||August Wilhelm von Hofmann|
|Known for||Pinner reaction
structure of nicotine
Adolf Pinner (August 31, 1842 – May 21, 1909) was a German chemist.
He was educated at the Jewish Theological Seminary at Breslau and at the University of Berlin (Phd in Chemistry (Doctor der Chemie), 1867). In 1871 he became privat-docent at the University of Berlin. In 1873 he became assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Berlin, and in 1874 professor of chemistry at the veterinary college of that city. In 1884 he was appointed a member of the German patent office, and in the following year, of the technical division of the Prussian Department of Commerce. He has received the title "Geheimer Regierungsrat".
- "Darstellung und Untersuchung des Butylchlorals," in "Annalen der Chemie", clxxix., and in "Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft", 1870–77;
- "Ueber Imidoäther" in "Annalen", ccxcvii. and ccxcviii., also in "Berichte", 1877-97
(which essays he combined in book form under the title "Ueber Imidoäther und Dessen Derivate");
- "Die Condensation des Acetons," in "Berichte", 1881–83;
- "Ueber Hydantoïe und Urazine," in "Berichte", 1887–89;
- "Ueber Nicotin", in "Berichte", 1891–95, and in "Archiv der Pharmazie", ccxxxi., ccxxxiii.;
- "Ueber Pilocarpin," in "Berichte", 1900-3.
He is also the author of "Gesetze der Naturerscheinungen" and of "Repetitorium der Chemie", in 2 volumes, on organic and inorganic chemistry respectively (11th ed., Berlin, 1902). (Digital 4th edition from 1881 / Digital 6th edition from 1884 / Digital 11th edition from 1901 by the University and State Library Düsseldorf)
- G. Kraemer (1909). "Adolf Pinner". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft. 42 (4): 4989–5000. doi:10.1002/cber.190904204120.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Isidore Singer and Frederick T. Haneman (1901–1906). "Adolf Pinner". In Singer, Isidore; et al. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
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