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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 43-50

Nobel Prizes During World War I (1914–1918), Part 6: Fritz Haber (1868–1934), 1918 Nobel Chemistry Laureate and War Criminal

George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,; Honorary Professor, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France F-67100,

Published: 4 March 2016

Abstract. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1918 was awarded to Fritz Haber (1868–1934) “for the synthesis of ammonia from its elements.” Haber’s personal life and professional career with an emphasis on his Nobel-winning research and his wartime work are discussed.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; Nobel Prizes; World War I; World War II; Biography; History of Chemistry; Nitrogen Fixation; Ammonia Synthesis; Poison Gases; Military History; Suicide

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