Emil Erlenmeyer Bio

Emil Erlenmeyer (1825 - 1909)
Emil Erlenmeyer (1825 - 1909). Wikimedia Commons

Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer:

Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer (also just known as Emil Erlenmeyer) was a German chemist.


June 28, 1825 in Taunusstein, Germany


January 22, 1909 in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Claim to Fame:

Erlenmeyer was a German chemist who is best known for the invention of the glassware flask that bears his name. He also was the first to synthesize several organic compounds such as: tyrosine, guanidine, creatine, and creatinine.

In 1880, he outlined Erlenmeyer's Rule which states that all alcohols in which a hydroxyl group attached directly to a double-bonded carbon atom will become aldehydes or ketones.

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