Index by Year of Birth
* 1876 Hamburg
+ 1954 Kiel
Otto Paul Hermann Diels was a German chemist.
His most notable work was done with Kurt Alder on the Diels–Alder reaction,
a method for diene synthesis (covalent compound that contains two
double bonds, usually among carbon atoms).
The pair was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1950 for
Their method of synthesizing cyclic organic compounds proved
valuable for the manufacture of synthetic rubber and plastic.
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