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Otto Diels

1876 - 1954

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Otto Paul Hermann Diels (German pronunciation: [ˈɔto ˈdiːls] (listen); 23 January 1876 – 7 March 1954) was a German chemist. His most notable work was done with Kurt Alder on the Diels–Alder reaction, a method for diene synthesis. The pair was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1950 for their work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Diels has received more than 92,066 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Otto Diels is the 69th most popular chemist (up from 99th in 2019), the 510th most popular biography from Germany (up from 636th in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Chemist.

Otto Diels is most famous for his work in the field of organic chemistry, specifically the discovery of the Diels-Alder reaction.

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Among chemists, Otto Diels ranks 69 out of 509Before him are Tadeusz Reichstein, Adolf Windaus, Arne Tiselius, Dorothy Hodgkin, John Howard Northrop, and Hans Adolf Krebs. After him are Theodore William Richards, George de Hevesy, Richard Willstätter, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Gilbert N. Lewis, and Richard Adolf Zsigmondy.

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Among people born in 1876, Otto Diels ranks 19Before him are Alexander I of Serbia, Willis Carrier, 13th Dalai Lama, Maurice de Vlaminck, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, and Adolf Windaus. After him are Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, Róbert Bárány, Elsa Einstein, Maxim Litvinov, Kim Koo, and Hermann Müller. Among people deceased in 1954, Otto Diels ranks 16Before him are André Derain, Getúlio Vargas, Alcide De Gasperi, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Maximilian von Weichs, and Dziga Vertov. After him are Andrey Vyshinsky, Machine Gun Kelly, The French Angel, Jacinto Benavente, Claude Cahun, and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto Diels ranks 510 out of 6,142Before him are Friedrich List (1789), Aby Warburg (1866), Kurt Student (1890), Erich Kästner (1899), Otto Carius (1922), and Hans Adolf Krebs (1900). After him are John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856), Franz Brentano (1838), Franz Bopp (1791), and Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Otto Diels ranks 16Before him are Carl Bosch (1874), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Windaus (1876), and Hans Adolf Krebs (1900). After him are Richard Willstätter (1872), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Karl Ziegler (1898), and Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604).