Alder, Kurt


1902–1958 German organic chemist, one of the discoverers of the Diels–Alder reaction.

Keywords: diene; synthesis; Diels

Further Reading

Diels O and Alder K (1928) Synthesen in der Hydroaromatischen Reihe. I. Mitteilung, Anlagerungen von ‘Dien’‐Kohlenwasserstoffen. Liebig's Annalen der Chemie 460: 98–122.

Alder K (1944) Neuere Methoden der präparativen organischen Chemie. Berlin: Verlag Chemie.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970–1980) Gillispie CC (ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Farber E (1963) Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry 1901–1961. London: Abelard‐Schuman.

James LK (ed.) (1993) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901–1992. Washington DC: American Chemical Society and Chemical Heritage Foundation.

McMurray EJ (ed.) (1995) Notable Twentieth Century Scientists. New York and London: Gale Research.

Wasson T (ed.) (1987) Nobel Prize Winners. New York: HW Wilson Company.

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Watson, Katherine D(Apr 2001) Alder, Kurt. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002725]