Emil Knoevenagel

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Emil Knoevenagel
Emil Knoevenagel HD ca. 1892.jpg
Emil Knoevenagel in Heidelberg for his habilitation
Born(1865-06-18)June 18, 1865
DiedAugust 11, 1921(1921-08-11) (aged 56)
Known forKnoevenagel condensation
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorViktor Meyer

Heinrich Emil Albert Knoevenagel (18 June 1865 – 11 August 1921) was the German chemist who established the Knoevenagel condensation reaction. The Knoevenagel condensation reaction of benzaldehydes with nitroalkanes is a classic general method for the preparation of nitroalkenes, which are very valuable synthetic intermediates.


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  • "Emil Knoevenagel". Angewandte Chemie. 35 (5): 29–30. 1922. doi:10.1002/ange.19220350503.