Engler, Carl Oswald Viktor

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Engler, Carl Oswald Viktor


Born Jan. 5, 1842, in Weisweil, Germany; died Feb. 7, 1925, in Karlsruhe, Germany. German organic chemist.

Engler graduated from the University of Freiburg in 1864. He became a professor at the University of Halle in 1872, and from 1876 to 1919 he was a professor at the Karlsruhe Polytechnikum. Engler’s principal works dealt with petroleum chemistry and technology; he invented a number of devices to aid the study of petroleum.

Engler became a foreign corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences in 1913.


Das Erdöl seine Physik, Chemie, Geologie, Technologie und sein Wirtschaftsbetried, revised ed., vols. 1–4. Leipzig, 1929–32. (With H. Höfer).
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