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Leopold Rügheimer
German chemist

Leopold Rügheimer

Leopold Rügheimer
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Intro German chemist
Was Chemist Professor Educator
From Germany
Field Academia Science
Gender male
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

Scientific contributions:

  • 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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