The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 20
(2015) pp 167-175
Kekulé’s Hexagonal Structure for Benzene: A Sesquicentennial Retrospective View
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: 2 July 2015
Abstract. In 1865, 150 years ago, German chemist August Kekulé(1829–1996) proposed the cyclohexatriene structure for benzene.Kekulé’s life and career with an emphasis on his theoretical and experimental research on benzene are discussed in this article.
Key Words: Chemistry and History; organic chemistry; biography; history of chemistry; aromatic chemistry; benzene; structural chemistry; theoretical chemistry; experimental chemistry; dreams in science.
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