Klaus Weissermel

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Klaus Weissermel (born June 14, 1922 in Strasburg , West Prussia ; † July 7, 1997 in Oberursel ) was a German chemist , manager and university professor .


Weissermel studied from 1946 Chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig , where he in 1953 Hans Herloff Inhoffen with a dissertation on the subject "of a ring-opened steroid conjugated triene system representation" doctorate was. He then joined the Hoechst dye works and worked on the development of fluoropolymers . From 1964 to 1967 he was head of research in the petrochemicals and plastics division and in 1968 took over the management of central research. In 1969 he was appointed to the board of directors of Hoechst AG, where he was responsible for corporate research until 1986.

Weissermel was honorary professor for macromolecular chemistry at the TH Braunschweig since 1976 . From 1970 to 1986 he was a member of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie in the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) and from 1973 to 1980 its chairman. Since 1974 Weissermel was a member of the board of trustees of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft .

Weissermel published the book Industrial Organic Chemistry with Hans-Jürgen Arpe , among others .


Weissermel was awarded the Carl Duisberg plaque from the Society of German Chemists in 1982.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Rudolf Vierhaus (Ed.): German Bibliographical Encyclopedia . 2nd Edition. tape 10 . KG Saur Verlag , Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-598-25040-8 , p. 516 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  2. a b Who is it? Klaus Weissermel . In: News from chemistry, technology and the laboratory . tape 30 , no. October 10 , 1982, p. 871 , doi : 10.1002 / nadc.19820301013 .
  3. ^ Klaus Weissermel, Hans-Jürgen Arpe: Industrial organic chemistry . Important preliminary and intermediate products. 1st edition. Verlag Chemie , Weinheim / New York 1976, ISBN 978-3-527-25657-0 .