Hans-Werner Wanzlick

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hans-Werner Wanzlick
Wanzlick, Hans-Werner.tiff
Hans-Werner Wanzlick (1982)
Born October 5, 1917
Died November 1988 (1988-12) (aged 71)
Nationality German
Fields Organic chemistry, Carbene Chemistry
Institutions Berlin Institute of Technology
Alma mater Berlin Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Helmuth Scheibler
Known for Carbene Chemistry

Hans-Werner Wanzlick was a German chemist. A Professor of chemistry at the Berlin Technical University he is notable for work on persistent carbenes and for proposing the Wanzlick equilibrium between saturated imidazolin-2-ylidenes and their dimers [1][2] — which he called "das doppelte Lottchen", after a 1949 novel by Erich Kästner about a pair of mischievous twins.[3]


  1. ^ H.-W. Wanzlick and E. Schikora (1960). "Ein neuer Zugang zur Carben-Chemie". Angewandte Chemie. 72 (14): 494. doi:10.1002/ange.19600721409. 
  2. ^ H.-W. Wanzlick and E. Schikora (1960). "Ein nucleophiles Carben". Chemische Berichte. 94 (9): 2389–2393. doi:10.1002/cber.19610940905. 
  3. ^ Anthony J. Arduengo, III (1999) Looking for Stable Carbenes: The Difficulty in Starting Anew. Accounts of Chemical Research, volume 32, number 11, pages 913–921. doi:10.1021/ar980126p
  • Hans-Werner Wanzlick (1958), letter to Linus Pauling (in German). Linus Pauling's Correspondence, item #444.6.