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Johann Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand Tiemann
|Died||November 14, 1899 (aged 51)|
|Alma mater||TU Braunschweig|
|Known for||Reimer-Tiemann reaction, |
|Institutions||University of Berlin|
|Doctoral advisor||August Wilhelm von Hofmann|
|Doctoral students||Julius Stieglitz, |
Beginning in 1866, Tiemann studied pharmacy at the TU Braunschweig where he graduated in 1869. His professor in Brunswick wrote a letter of recommendation to August Wilhelm von Hofmann at the University of Berlin where Tiemann started as assistant of von Hofmann in 1869. In 1874 Wilhelm Haarmann and Tiemann started a company, after they discovered the synthesis of vanillin from coniferyl alcohol. The vanillin plant Holzminden was not very successful before Karl Reimer discovered the Reimer-Tiemann reaction which opened an alternative synthesis route to vanillin. In 1882 Tiemann became professor at the University of Berlin.
August Wilhelm von Hofmann married Berta the younger sister of Ferdinand Tiemann.
- Tiemann-Gärtner's Handbuch der Untersuchung und Beurtheilung der Wässer : zum Gebrauch für Apotheker, Ärzte, Chemiker, Fabrikanten, Medicinalbeamte und Techniker ; mit 40 Holzstichen u. 10 Taf. . Vieweg, Braunschweig 4. Aufl. / bearb. von Georg Walter und August Gärtner 1895 Digital edition by the University and State Library Düsseldorf
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