Hugo Erdmann

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Hugo Erdmann
Born (1862-05-08)8 May 1862
Preußisch Holland, Province of Prussia
Died 25 June 1910(1910-06-25) (aged 48)
Müritzsee, German Empire
Residence Germany
Nationality German
Known for Volhard-Erdmann cyclization
Scientific career
Doctoral advisor Jacob Volhard

Hugo Wilhelm Traugott Erdmann (8 May 1862 – 25 June 1910) was the German chemist who discovered, together with his doctoral advisor Jacob Volhard, the Volhard-Erdmann cyclization. In 1898 he was the first who coined the term noble gas (the original noun is Edelgas in German).[1]

Erdmann invented the name Thiozone in 1908, hypothesizing that S3 made up a large proportion of liquid sulfur.[2]


Books written by Erdmann:

  1. Hugo Erdmann (2009-01-31). Introduction to Chemical Preparations. BiblioLife. ISBN 978-0-559-91368-6. 

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  1. ^ Renouf, Edward (1901-02-15). "Noble gases". Science. 13 (320): 268–270. Bibcode:1901Sci....13..268R. doi:10.1126/science.13.320.268. 
  2. ^ Hugo Erdmann (1908). "Ueber Thiozonide, ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss des Schwefels und seiner ringförmigen Verbindungen". Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie. 362 (2): 133–173. doi:10.1002/jlac.19083620202.