Karl Elbs

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Karl Elbs, 13 September 1858 in Alt-Breisach, Baden, Germany – 24 August 1933) was a German chemist. He is credited with developing the Elbs reaction for the synthesis of anthracene. He is also responsible for the Elbs persulfate oxidation.


  • E. J. Behrman, Bull. Hist. Chem., 30, 19-22(2005).