Fritz Hofmann (chemist)

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Fritz Hofmann

Fritz Hofmann (Friedrich Carl Albert) (2 November 1866 in Kölleda – 22 October 1956 in Hanover) was a German organic chemist who first synthesized synthetic rubber.

Hofmann studied chemistry in Rostock.[1] On September 12, 1909, he filed a patent for the manufacture of the world's first synthetic rubber.[2]


  • In 1912, Hofmann received the Emil Fischer Medal from the German Chemical Society for his research on synthetic rubber.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ See entry of Fritz Hofmann in Rostock Matrikelportal
  2. ^ Lanxess documentation