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Richard Wolffenstein

Richard Wolffenstein

German chemist
Richard Wolffenstein
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Intro German chemist
A.K.A. Рихард Вольфенштейн
Was Chemist Professor Educator
From Mongolia
Type Academia Science
Gender male
Birth 21 August 1864, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Death 5 June 1929, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 64 years)
Star sign LeoLeo
Richard Wolffenstein
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Biography

Richard Wolffenstein (21 August 1864 – 5 June 1926) was a German chemist.

He discovered acetone peroxide in 1895 by reacting acetone with hydrogen peroxide.

The Wolffenstein-Böters reaction, which he discovered in 1913, was an alternative production method for explosives.

Biography

Wolffenstein studied in Leipzig, Heidelberg, Munich and Berlin. He was awarded his doctor title in 1888, and became an assistant at the veterinary hochschule in Berlin, and later in Breslau under Albert Ladenburg. In 1893, he returned to the Technical Hochschule, now called the Technical University of Berlin, where he gained his habilitation in 1895 and became professor of chemistry in 1921.

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