Wittig, Georg

Wittig, Georg,

1897–1987, German chemist, Ph.D. Univ. of Marburg, 1926. During his career, Wittig was a professor at the universities of Braunschweig, Freiburg, Tübingen, and Heidelberg. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Herbert C. BrownBrown, Herbert Charles,
1912–2004, American chemist, b. London, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1938. A professor at Wayne State Univ. (1943–47) and Purdue Univ. (1947–78), he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Georg Wittig.
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 for his discovery of a class of compounds, ylides, that substantially facilitate the synthesis of certain organic compounds.
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