Heinrich Limpricht

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Heinrich Limpricht
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Heinrich Limpricht
Born 21 April 1827
Eutin, Duchy of Oldenburg
Died 13 May 1909
Greifswald, German Empire
Residence German Empire
Nationality Oldenburgian, then German
Fields Chemist
Institutions University of Göttingen
University of Greifswald
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Doctoral advisor Friedrich Wöhler
Doctoral students Friedrich Konrad Beilstein
Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig

Heinrich Limpricht (21 April 1827 – 13 May 1909) was a German chemist. Limpricht was a pupil of Friedrich Wöhler; he worked on the chemistry of furans and pyrroles, discovering furan in 1870.[1]

In 1852 he became lecturer and in 1855 extraordinary professor at the University of Göttingen. In 1860, he became ordinary professor at the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the University of Greifswald. His oldest daughter Marie (1856-1925) married in 1875 to Protestant theologian Julius Wellhausen.

Rudolph Fittig and Hans von Pechmann were two of Limpricht's notable pupils.

References[edit]

  1. ^ H. Limpricht (1870). "Ueber das Tetraphenol C4H4O". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft 3 (1): 90–91. doi:10.1002/cber.18700030129.