Rosenmund, Karl Wilhelm

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Rosenmund, Karl Wilhelm Gender: M
Carl Wilhelm Louis Rosenmund
born on 15 December 1884 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°44' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°46 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 09°27'

Karl Wilhelm Rosenmund (Reaction scheme of the Rosenmund reduction)


German chemist who discovered the Rosenmund reduction, which is the reduction of acyl chlorides to aldehydes over palladium-on-carbon catalyst. The Rosenmund-von Braun reaction, the conversion of an aryl bromide to an arylnitrile is also named after him.

Rosenmund studied chemistry and received his Ph.D. in 1906 from University of Berlin for his work with Otto Paul Hermann Diels.

He died in Kiel on 8 February 1965, aged 80.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Diels, Otto (born 23 January 1876)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Rosenmund reduction")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Rosenmund-von Braun reaction")