Karl Wilhelm Rosenmund

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Karl Wilhelm Rosenmund
Born(1884-12-15)15 December 1884
Died8 February 1965(1965-02-08) (aged 80)
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
Known forRosenmund reduction
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorOtto Paul Hermann Diels

Karl Wilhelm Rosenmund (15 December 1884 – 8 February 1965) was a German chemist. He was born in Berlin and died in Kiel.

Rosenmund studied chemistry and received his Ph.D. 1906 from University of Berlin for his work with Otto Paul Hermann Diels. He discovered the Rosenmund reduction, which is the reduction of acyl chlorides to aldehydes over palladium-on-carbon catalyst. The Rosenmund-von Braun reaction, the conversion of an aryl bromide to an arylnitrile is also named after him.