Ulrich Schöllkopf

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Ulrich Schöllkopf
Born (1927-10-11)11 October 1927
Ebersbach an der Fils, Germany
Died 6 November 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 71)
Göttingen, Germany
Institutions University of Göttingen
Alma mater University of Tübingen,
University of Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor Georg Wittig
Known for Schöllkopf method
Notable awards Liebig Medal (1984)

Ulrich Schöllkopf (11 October 1927 – 6 November 1998) was a German chemist and together with Georg Wittig discovered the Wittig reaction in 1956. Later in 1981 he published the synthesis method for amino acids known as the Bislactimether method or Schöllkopf method.

Schöllkopf studied with Georg Wittig at the University of Tübingen where he received his PhD with work on the Wittig reaction[1] in 1956 and received his habilitation at the University of Heidelberg with Wittig in 1961. He became Professor at the University of Göttingen.


  1. ^ Georg Wittig, Ulrich Schöllkopf (1954). "Über Triphenyl-phosphin-methylene als olefinbildende Reagenzien I". Chemische Berichte. 87 (9): 1318. doi:10.1002/cber.19540870919.