Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch

Intro German chemist
A.K.A. Arthur Hantzsch
Was Chemist Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Science
Gender male
Birth 7 March 1857, Dresden, Germany
Death 14 March 1935, Dresden, Germany (aged 78 years)
Star sign Pisces
Residence Germany, Germany

Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch (7 March 1857 – 14 March 1935) was a German chemist.

Life and work

Hantzsch studied chemistry in Dresden and graduated at the University of Würzburg under Johannes Wislicenus. As a professor, he taught at the Universities of Zürich, Würzburg und Leipzig. The Hantzsch pyridine synthesis, a multi-component organic reaction, is named after him, as is the Hantzsch pyrrole synthesis. His surname is correctly pronounced /Haːntʃ/ (rhymes with cattle ranch).

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