|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||25°55' 03°11 Asc. 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.
- (has as) teacher relationship with Diels, Otto (born 23 January 1876)
- (has as) teacher relationship with Fischer, Emil (born 9 October 1852)
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")