Heinz Hunsdiecker

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Heinz Hunsdiecker
Born (1904-01-22)22 January 1904
Cologne Germany
Died 22 October 1981(1981-10-22) (aged 77)
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Known for Hunsdiecker reaction
Scientific career
Doctoral advisor Robert Wintgen

Heinz Hunsdiecker (22 January 1904 – 22 November 1981) was a German chemist who together with his wife Cläre Hunsdiecker (Claire Hunsdiecker) (1903–1995) improved a reaction of Alexander Borodin now known as the Hunsdiecker reaction.[1][2]


  1. ^ Heinz Hunsdiecker; Claire Hunsdiecker (1942). "Über den Abbau der Salze aliphatischer Säuren durch Brom". Chemische Berichte. 75 (3): 291. doi:10.1002/cber.19420750309. 
  2. ^ Jacques Jean (1999). "A propos de la réaction de Borodine-Hunsdiecker". Comptes Rendus. 2 (3): 181. doi:10.1016/S1387-1609(99)80062-0.