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August Wilhelm von Hofmann

August Wilhelm von Hofmann was a German chemist who made considerable contributions to organic chemistry. His research on aniline helped lay the basis of the aniline-dye industry, and his research on coal tar laid the groundwork for his student Charles Mansfield's practical methods for extracting benzene and toluene and converting them into nitro compounds and amines. Hofmann's discoveries include formaldehyde, hydrazobenzene, the isonitriles, and allyl alcohol. He... Read More

Born8 April 1818
Giessen, Germany
Died5 May 1892 (aged 74)
Berlin, Germany
FieldsOrganic chemistry


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