Friedrich Raschig

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Friedrich Raschig
Friedrich Raschig 1897.jpg
Friedrich Raschig (1897).
Born (1863-06-08)8 June 1863
Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
Died 4 February 1928(1928-02-04) (aged 64)
Duisburg, Germany
Alma mater University of Berlin
Doctoral advisor Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Known for Raschig phenol process, Raschig ring

Friedrich August Raschig (also called Fritz Raschig) (8 June 1863 – 4 February 1928) was a German chemist and politician. He was born in Brandenburg an der Havel. After he received his PhD in 1884 from the University of Berlin for his work with Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, he started working at the BASF company. In 1891 he opened his own chemical company in Ludwigshafen am Rhein (which still operates today as Raschig GmbH[1]). He patented a number of chemical processes, particularly relating to phenols, one of which is now known as the Raschig phenol process. Another process is the Raschig process for producing hydroxylamine. He also developed improvements to distillation, in particular the Raschig ring, small metal or ceramic rings which are used in commercial fractional distillation columns.

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  1. ^ www.raschig.de Company Website

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