Köllisch, Anton

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Köllisch, Anton Gender: M
Anton Georg Köllisch
born on 16 March 1888 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Mannheim, Germany, 49n29, 8e29
Timezone LMT m8e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°55' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°11 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°16'


German chemist who, whilst working at Darmstadt for pharmaceutical giant Merck, first described the synthesis of the chemical MDMA which would later come to be known as "ecstasy" (E).

In 1911, Köllisch published his doctoral dissertation on the topic of indole synthesis from hydrazones under Otto Diels at the University of Berlin.

While at Merck, Dr Köllisch was involved in investigating syntheses for methylhydrastinine and hydrastinine. A procedural patent was filed on Christmas Eve 1912 relating to these syntheses, which mentioned MDMA without name as a chemical intermediate.

He was killed in the First World War, in September 1916.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Diels, Otto (born 23 January 1876)
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Fischer, Emil (born 9 October 1852)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 24 December 1912 (Filed patent)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Mannheim Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 28)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (MDMA/ "ecstasy")