Nils Wiberg

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Nils Wiberg (born October 6, 1934 in Karlsruhe , † April 5, 2007 in Munich ) was a German chemist .


Nils Wiberg was born in 1934 as the son of Egon Wiberg (1901–1976), who later became professor of inorganic chemistry . After studying and doing a doctorate , he obtained his habilitation in 1966 . He was appointed associate professor in 1972 and associate professor in 1978.

He worked mainly in the field of main group element chemistry and their compounds. The multiple bonds and the so-called element clusters formed a focus of his studies and publications.

At the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, he published more than 200 articles in specialist journals. As his father's successor, he carried on the textbook of Inorganic Chemistry by Holleman and Wiberg , an outstanding standard work in chemical literature of global importance .

One of the notable works in 1972 was the isolation of diimine . This was followed in 1975 by the isolation of trans -2-tetrazene , and in 1985 by the isolation of a stable silaethene and stable silaketimine . In 1993 he published a paper on tetrasilyl-tetrahedro-tetrasilane . He wrote a paper on tetrasilyl-tetrahedro-tetraalan in 1998. This was followed in 1999 by a publication on octasilyldodecaindane . In 2004 he wrote a thesis on a relatively stable disiline .

Most recently he lived in Munich. He died on April 5, 2007, shortly after the 102nd edition of his textbook went to press, and was buried in the forest cemetery in Munich.


  • Inorganic Chemistry Textbook. 102nd, heavily reworked and improved edition. De Gruyter, Berlin et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-11-017770-1 .
  • Inorganic Chemistry 103rd Edition. De Gruyter, Berlin et al. 2016, Volume 1: Basics and main group elements ISBN 978-3-11-026932-1 , Volume 2: Subgroup elements, lanthanoids, actinides, transactinides, appendices ISBN 978-3-11-049573-7 . Altogether 2622 pages

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wiberg, N. et al .: A Relatively Stable Disilyne RSi≡SiR (R = SiMe (SitBu3) 2). In: Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry . 2004 , 630 , pp. 1823-1828, DOI: 10.1002 / zaac.200400177 .