Pfeiffer, Paul

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Pfeiffer, Paul Gender: M
born on 21 April 1875 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Wuppertal, Germany, 51n16, 7e11
Timezone LMT m7e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°43' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°51 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 07°49'

Paul Pfeiffer


German chemist. He received his Ph.D. under Alfred Werner, the "father of coordination chemistry," at the University of Zurich. His thesis, submitted in 1898, dealt with adducts of tinhalides. Pfeiffer was considered Werner's most successful student and became Werner's assistant until, due to a dispute with his mentor, he left first for Rostock, then Karlsruhe, and finally Bonn. At Bonn, where he had studied as an undergraduate, he occupied Kekulé's chair.

Pfeiffer's work spanned many themes. The Pfeiffer effect, which involves interactions between chiral solutes, is named after his discoveries. His group first made the salen ligands, which gave the first artificial oxygen carriers. He recognized that crystals, e.g. of zinc sulfide, are large molecules.

He died 4 March 1951.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (The Pfeiffer effect)