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Baeyer, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolph von (1835–1917)




Adolph von Baeyer
German organic chemist who was awarded the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his synthesis of indigo. He also investigated uric acid derivatives, discovered the phthalein dyes, and devised a "strain" theory to account for the stability and conformation of carbon compounds with five-membered and six-membered rings.


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