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Ludwig Wolff

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Nationality  German
Role  General
Name  Ludwig Wolff

Doctoral advisor  Rudolph Fittig
Institutions  University of Jena
Service/branch  German Army
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Born  27 September 1857 Neustadt an der Weinstrase, Rhine Province, Prussia (1857-09-27)
Alma mater  University of Strasbourg
Known for  Wolff-Kishner reduction, Wolff rearrangement
Died  November 9, 1968, Mannheim, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Battle of the Netherlands, Battle of France, Battle of Dunkirk, Siege of Sevastopol

Ludwig Wolff (27 September 1857 – 24 February 1919), born in Neustadt in Palatinate, was a German chemist.

He studied chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, where he received his Ph.D. from Rudolph Fittig in 1882. He became Professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Jena in 1891 and held this position till his death in 1919. In 1911 he published a new reaction now known as the Wolff-Kishner reduction. His name is also associated with the chemical reaction known as the Wolff rearrangement (1912).


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