Otto Diels

Otto Diels

Otto Diels

Birth : (1876-01-23)23 January 1876 Hamburg,German Empire

Death : 7 March 1954(1954-03-07)(aged 78) Kiel,West Germany

Personal Information

Name Otto Diels
Birth (1876-01-23)23 January 1876 Hamburg,German Empire
Birth Place Hamburg,German Empire
Death (1954-03-07)(aged 78) Kiel,West Germany
Died At Kiel,West Germany
Nationality Germany
Alma Mater University of Berlin
Fields Chemistry
Institution University of Kiel)
Famous Research Diels–Alder reaction
Doctoral Advisor Emil Fischer

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1950

The pair was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1950 for their work.

1945

Diels was employed at the University of Kiel when he completed his Nobel Prize–winning work, and remained there until he retired in 1945.

1876

Diels was born on 23 January 1876 in Hamburg, Germany, and moved with his family to Berlin when he was two years old.

1895

He studied in Berlin at Joachimsthalsches Gymnasium before attending the University of Berlin starting in 1895.

1899

While at university, Diels studied chemistry under Emil Fischer, eventually graduating in 1899.

1913

He advanced quickly through the ranks at the school, eventually ending up as Department Head in 1913.

1915

He remained at the University of Berlin until 1915, when he accepted a position at the University of Kiel, where he remained until his retirement in 1945.

1950

It was during his time at Kiel, where he worked with Kurt Alder developing the Diels–Alder reaction, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1950.

1909

Diels married Paula Geyer in 1909.

1954

He died on 7 March 1954.

1928

Nobel Lecture Description and Importance of the Aromatic Basic Skeleton of the Steroids Photo of Diels and Alder English Translation of Diels and Alder's seminal 1928 German article that won them the Nobel prize.