Arthur Rudolf Hantzsch
|Was||Chemist Professor Educator|
|Birth||7 March 1857, Dresden, Germany|
|Death||14 March 1935, Dresden, Germany (aged 78 years)|
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).