|Died||26 August 1987 (aged 90)|
|Alma mater||University of Marburg|
|Known for||Wittig reaction|
Directed ortho metalation
|Awards||Otto Hahn Prize for Chemistry and Physics (1967)|
Paul Karrer Gold Medal (1972)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1979)
|Institutions||University of Marburg|
University of Freiburg
University of Tübingen
University of Heidelberg
|Doctoral advisor||Karl von Auwers|
|Doctoral students||Werner Tochtermann, Ulrich Schöllkopf|
Georg Wittig (German: [ˈɡeː.ɔʁk ˈvɪ.tɪç] (listen); 16 June 1897 – 26 August 1987) was a German chemist. He was known for his work the synthesis of alkenes from aldehydes and ketones. It became known as the Wittig reaction. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Herbert C. Brown in 1979.
References[change | change source]
- Hoffmann, Reinhard W. (2001). "Wittig and His Accomplishments: Still Relevant Beyond His 100th Birthday". Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 40 (8): 1411–1416. doi:10.1002/1521-3773(20010417)40:8<1411::AID-ANIE1411>3.0.CO;2-U.