Ruff, Otto

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Ruff, Otto Gender: M
Otto Karl Ruff
born on 30 December 1871 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, 49n07, 9e44
Timezone LMT m9e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°55' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°43 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°41'

Otto Ruff (At right, with Manfred Giese)
photo: Ernst Schnell2015-10-10 22:00, license cc-by-sa-4.0


German chemist who in 1898 published his work on the transformation of d-Glucose to d-Arabinose, later called the Ruff degradation. Altogether, he published 290 papers and two books. The books were: "The Chemistry of Fluorine" (published in 1920 by Springer Verlag, Berlin) and "Introduction to Chemical Practicum" (Leipzig 1926, 2nd edition 1937).

Along with Svante Arrhenius, Henri Moissan, and Alfred Werner, all of whom received Nobel Prizes, O. Ruff was regarded as the driver of the achievements of inorganic chemistry in the first decades of the 20th century.

He died on 17 September 1939, aged 67, in Breslau.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3358 [1].


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Ruff degradation")