Ludwig Barth zu Barthenau

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Ludwig Barth zu Barthenau

Ludwig Barth zu Barthenau (17 January 1839 – 3 August 1890) was an Austrian chemist born in Rovereto.

He studied under Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) in Munich, and in 1867 was appointed professor of chemistry at the University of Innsbruck. In 1876 he succeeded Heinrich Hlasiwetz (1825-1875) as professor of chemistry at the University of Vienna.

He is remembered for his studies of benzol derivatives, and is credited with the discovery of resorcinol. With Adolf Lieben (1836-1914) he founded the journal Monatshefte für Chemie.[1]

Published works[edit]

  • Über die Einwirkung des Chlors auf den Amylalkohol, 1861 – The action of chlorine on amyl alcohol.
  • Über die Einwirkung des Broms auf Glycerin, 1862 – The action of bromine on glycerol.[2]


  1. ^ [1] AEIOU, Austria-Forum
  2. ^ Google Search published works