|Birthname||Georg Friedrich Carl Wittig|
|born on||16 June 1897 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°08' 11°52 Asc. 11°34'|
German chemist who reported a method for synthesis of alkenes from aldehydes and ketones using compounds called phosphonium ylides in the Wittig reaction. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Herbert C. Brown in 1979.
He died on 26 August 1987 in Heidelberg, aged 90.
- friend relationship with Ziegler, Karl (born 26 November 1898)
- Work : Prize 1979 (Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Science : Chemistry
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Chemistry)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Wittig reaction")
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("1,2-Wittig rearrangement")
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("2,3-Wittig rearrangement")