peoplepill id: leopold-ruegheimer
|Was||Chemist Professor Educator|
|Birth||5 May 1850, Walldorf, Germany|
|Death||24 May 1917 (aged 67 years)|
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Leopold Rügheimer (May 5, 1850 – May 24, 1917) was a notable German chemist whose name is connected to the Staedel-Rugheimer pyrazine synthesis, a reaction that was discovered by himself and Wilhelm Staedel. Rügheimer was born in Walldorf (near Meiningen) in 1850 as the son of a merchant. He studied at the universities of Leipzig, Würzburg and Tübingen. He died in Kiel in 1917 after a successful academic career.
Rügheimer's professional career:
|1873||Promotion at the University of Tübingen|
|1875||Assistant at the Chemical Institute of Leiden University|
|1877||Assistant at the Chemical Institute of the University of Kiel|
|1889||Position as Professor ordinarius or physical and pharmaceutical chemistry at the university of Kiel|
- Published an article together with Wilhelm Staedel concerning the synthesis of pyrazines by reacting α-haloketones with ammonia. This procedure is now known as the Staedel-Rugheimer pyrazine synthesis.
- First synthesis of tropic acid in 1880, together with Albert Ladenburg.
- First synthesis of piperine (1882).
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