Julius Bredt

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Julius Bredt
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Julius Bredt
Born (1855-03-29)March 29, 1855
Berlin, Germany
Died September 21, 1937(1937-09-21) (aged 82)
Aachen, Germany
Nationality German
Institutions Aachen University of Technology
Alma mater University of Strasbourg
Doctoral advisor Rudolph Fittig
Known for Bredt's rule

Julius Bredt (March 29, 1855 – September 21, 1937) was a German organic chemist. He was the first to determine, in 1893, the correct structure of camphor. Bredt also discovered that a double bond cannot be placed at the bridgehead of a bridged ring system, a statement now known as Bredt's rule.

Bredt distributor - ground glass adapter invented by Bredt

Further reading[edit]

  • George B. Kauffman (1983). "Julius Bredt and the structure of camphor: on the threshold of modern stereochemistry". Journal of Chemical Education. 60 (4): 341–342. doi:10.1021/ed060p341.