August Wilhelm Hofmann 1818 - 1892
- born in:
- Giessen, Hesse, Germany
August Wilhelm von Hofmann studied under Liebig. He was Professor at the Royal College of Chemistry in London (1845-1865), and then Berlin (1865-1892). He is associated with the Hofmann reaction (and various other double-barrelled reactions), Hofmann degradation (sometimes mistakenly given to the unrelated Hofmann reaction), Hofmann primary amine test (carbylamine reaction), Hofmann rule, Hofmann's violet, Hofmann method of vapour densities, and the Hofmann voltameter, which is surely more than enough for one person, even one as ambitious as AW.