Ziegler, Karl


1898–1973 German organic chemist and Nobel Prize winner who developed the ‘Ziegler catalysts’ used in chemical synthesis.

Keywords: synthesis; organometallic chemistry; ziegler catalysts

Further Reading

Ziegler K (1972) Consequences and development of an invention. Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1963–1970, pp. 1–26. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Bawn CEH (1975) Karl Ziegler. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 21: 569–584.

Bonnesen PV (1993) Karl Ziegler. In: James LK (ed.) Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 1901–1992, pp. 449–455. Washington DC: American Chemical Society.

Eisch JJ (1983) Ziegler, master advocate for the unity of pure and applied chemistry. Journal of Chemical Education 60: 1009–1014.

Magill FN (1990) The Nobel Prize Winners Chemistry, vol. 2, pp. 743–754. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.

Meinel C (1990) Karl Ziegler. In: Holmes FL (ed.) Dictionary of Scientific Biography Supplement, vol. 18, pp. 1008–1009. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Wasson T (1987) Nobel Prize Winners, pp. 1162–1163. New York: HW Wilson.

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Brock, WH(Apr 2001) Ziegler, Karl. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002966]