The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 19
(2014) pp 390-400
Nobel Prizes During World War I (1914–1918), Part 3: Richard Martin Willstätter (1872–1942)
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff
Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034, email@example.com; Honorary Professor, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France F-67100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 30 December 2014
Abstract. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1915 was awarded to Richard Martin Willstätter (1872–1942) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) “for his researches on plant pigments, especially chlorophyll.” Willstätter’s life and career with an emphasis on his Nobel-winning research are discussed.
Key Words: Chemistry and History; Nobel Prizes; World War I; Biography; History of Chemistry; Chlorophyll; Plant Pigments; Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes; Anti-Semitism in Germany; Poison Gases; Chemistry in Switzerland; Emigration from the Nazis.
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: email@example.com)