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Karl Waldemar Ziegler
Born November 26, 1898
Helsa near Kassel, Germany
Died August 12, 1973 (aged 74)
Mülheim, Germany
Nationality Germ
Fields Organic chemistry
Institutions Aachen University of Technology
Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung
Alma mater University of Marburg
Doctoral advisor Karl von Auwers
Known for Ziegler-Natta catalyst
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1963)

Karl Waldemar Ziegler (November 26, 1898 – August 12, 1973) was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963, with Giulio Natta, for work on polymers. In 1960, Ziegler received the Werner von Siemens Ring, jointly with Otto Bayer and Walter Reppe, for expanding the scientific knowledge of and the technical development of new synthetic materials.

Karl Ziegler was born in Helsa near Kassel, Germany and was educated at the University of Marburg. In 1943, Ziegler became Honorary Professor at the Aachen University of Technology and Director of the Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung.

During his 26 years at the Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr, from 1943 until 1969, Ziegler did most of his work on the Ziegler-Natta catalyst.

Ziegler died in Mülheim, Germany in 1973.

See also

References

  • Eisch, John J. (1983). "Karl Ziegler: Master Advocate for the Unity of Pure and Applied Research". Journal of Chemical Education 60 (12): 1009–1014.  
  • Oesper, Ralph (1948). "Karl Ziegler". Journal of Chemical Education 25 (9): 510–511.  
  • Wilke, Günther (1975). "Nachruf auf Karl Ziegler". Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie 1975 (4): 804–833. doi:10.1002/jlac.197519750419.  

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