August Kekulé

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August Kekulé
August Kekulé
Born7 September 1829(1829-09-07)
Darmstadt, Grand Duchy o Hesse
Died13 Julie 1896(1896-07-13) (aged 66)
Bonn, German Empire
Kent forTheory o chemical structur
Tetravalence o carbon
Structur o benzene
AwairdsCopley Medal (1885)
Scientific career
InstitutionsVarsity o Heidelberg
Varsity o Ghent
Varsity o Bonn
Doctoral studentsJacobus Henricus van 't Hoff,
Hermann Emil Fischer,
Adolf von Baeyer,
Richard Anschütz
InfluencesAlexander Williamson
Charles Gerhardt
Auguste Laurent
William Odling
Charles Adolphe Wurtz

Friedrich August Kekulé, later Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz (German pronunciation: [ˈfriːdrɪç ˈaʊɡʊst ˈkekuːle fɔn ʃtraˈdoːnɪts]) (7 September 1829 – 13 Julie 1896) wis a German organic chemist.

  1. Russell, Colin (2003). Edward Frankland: Chemistry, Controversy and Conspiracy in Victorian England. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-54581-5. It may be noticed in passing that the connection once made between Kolbe's cautious attitude to molecular structure and his alleged agnosticism in religion now seems thoroughly misplaced. Kolbe, son of a Lutheran pastor and apparently sharing his faith, is in sharp contrast to his rivals who were 'younger upper-middle class urban liberals and agnostics, such as Kekule'.