Wittig, Georg

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Name
Wittig, Georg Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°08' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°52 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°34'



Biography

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.


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Relationships

Events

  • Work : Prize 1979 (Nobel Prize in Chemistry)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.

Categories

  • 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")