Karl Ziegler Biography

Karl Waldemar Ziegler was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963, with Giulio Natta, for work on polymers. The Nobel Committee recognized his "excellent work on organometallic compounds [which]...led to new polymerization reactions and ... paved the way for new and highly useful industrial processes". He is also known for his work involving free-radicals, many-membered rings, and organometallic compounds, as well as the development of Ziegler–Natta catalyst. One of many awards Ziegler received was the Werner von Siemens Ring in 1960 jointly with Otto Bayer and Walter Reppe, for expanding the scientific knowledge of and the technical development of new synthetic materials. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Karl Ziegler
Nationality:
Germany
Profession:
Chemist, Engineer
Date of Birth:
November 26, 1898
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
August 12, 1973
Age at Death:
74
Karl Ziegler Timeline
  • 1963-12-10
    Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta receive the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on the technology of high polymers
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