Karl Andreas Hofmann

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Karl Andreas Hofmann
Born (1870-04-02)2 April 1870
Ansbach, Germany
Died 15 October 1940(1940-10-15) (aged 70)
Nationality German
Doctoral advisor Adolf von Baeyer

Karl Andreas Hofmann (2 April 1870 – 15 October 1940) was a German inorganic chemist.[1] He is best known for his discovery of a family of clathrates which consist of a 2-D metal cyanide sheet, with every second metal also bound axially to two other ligands. These materials have been named 'Hofmann clathrates' in his honour.



  1. ^ Weidenhagen, R. (1940). "Sitzung am 11. November 1940". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft (A and B Series). 73 (12): A157. doi:10.1002/cber.19400731203.