Hans Theodor Bucherer

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Hans Theodor Bucherer
Born (1869-05-19)19 May 1869
Died 29 May 1949(1949-05-29) (aged 80)
Nationality German
Institutions BASF,
Technical University of Dresden,
Technical University of Berlin,
Technical University of Munich
Alma mater University of Leipzig
Doctoral advisor Johannes Wislicenus
Known for Bucherer carbazole synthesis,
Bucherer reaction,
Bucherer–Bergs reaction

Hans Theodor Bucherer (19 May 1869 – 29 May 1949) was a German chemist and gave name to several chemical reactions, for example the Bucherer carbazole synthesis, the Bucherer reaction, and the Bucherer–Bergs reaction


Bucherer started studying chemistry at the University of Munich, University of Karlsruhe and later with Johannes Wislicenus at the University of Leipzig. After he received his Ph.D in 1893 he worked at BASF. He became professor at Technical University of Dresden in 1901 changed to the Technical University of Berlin in 1913 and became professor at the Technical University of Munich in 1926.