August 24, 1911|
Kehl, German Empire
|Died||October 5, 2005
|Alma mater||University of Munich|
|Known for||Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction|
|Awards||Liebig Medal (1973)
Cothenius Medal (2001)
|Institutions||University of Munich,
University of Mainz
|Doctoral advisor||Heinrich Wieland|
Leopold Horner (August 24, 1911 – October 5, 2005) was a German chemist who published a modified Wittig reaction using phosphonate-stabilized carbanions now called the Horner–Wadsworth–Emmons reaction (HWE reaction) or Horner-Wittig reaction.
Horner started studying chemistry at the University of Heidelberg and later with Heinrich Wieland at the University of Munich. After he received his Ph.D and his habilitation he worked at the Polymer Research Institute in Frankfurt. In 1953 he became professor at the University of Mainz.
- Joachim Podlech. "Nachruf: Leopold Horner (1911-2005) Ehrendoktor der Universität Karlsruhe (TH) im Alter von 94 Jahren verstorben" (PDF) (in German). University of Karlsruhe.
- H. Kunz (2005). "Leopold Horner (1911–2005): Nestor der präparativen organischen Chemie". Angewandte Chemie. 117 (47): 7838–7839. doi:10.1002/ange.200503637.
- (in German) Ansprachen auf der Chemiedozententagung 2005 in München
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