Jakob Meisenheimer

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Jakob Meisenheimer
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Jakob Meisenheimer
Born (1876-06-14)14 June 1876
Griesheim (Frankfurt am Main), German Empire
Died 2 December 1934(1934-12-02) (aged 58)
Tübingen, Germany
Residence Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Munich
Known for Meisenheimer complex,
Mechanism of the Beckmann rearrangement
Scientific career
Institutions University of Munich,
University of Greifswald,
University of Tübingen
Doctoral advisor Friedrich Karl Johannes Thiele

Jakob Meisenheimer (14 June 1876 – 2 December 1934) was a German chemist. He made numerous contributions to organic chemistry, the most famous being his proposed structure for a group of compounds now named Meisenheimer complex.[1] He also proposed the mechanism of the Beckmann rearrangement. Later in his career, he reported the synthesis of the pyridine-N-oxide.


  1. ^ Jakob Meisenheimer (1902). "Ueber Reactionen aromatischer Nitrokörper". Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie. 323 (2): 205–246. doi:10.1002/jlac.19023230205.