Diels, Otto

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Diels, Otto Gender: M
Otto Paul Hermann Diels
born on 23 January 1876 at 14:45 (= 2:45 PM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°59' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°55 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 16°12'

Otto Diels (1948)


German chemist whose most notable work was done with Kurt Alder on the Diels–Alder reaction, a method for diene synthesis. The pair was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1950 for their work. Their method of synthesizing cyclic organic compounds proved valuable for the manufacture of synthetic rubber and plastic. He completed his education at the University of Berlin, where he later worked. Diels was employed at the University of Kiel when he completed his Nobel Prize–winning work, and remained there until he retired in 1945. Diels was married, with five children. He died on 7 March 1954, aged 78, in Kiel, West Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Fischer, Emil (born 9 October 1852)


  • Work : Prize 1950 (Nobel Prize in Chemistry)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives. Death data in margin.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Chemistry)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Diels–Alder reaction")