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Otto Diels

* 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 work.
Their method of synthesizing cyclic organic compounds proved valuable for the manufacture of synthetic rubber and plastic.

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