Otto-Albrecht Neumüller

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Otto-Albrecht Neumüller

Otto-Albrecht Neumüller (born January 15, 1930 in Jena ; † March 30, 2019 in Essen ) was a German chemist, known as the editor of Römpp Lexikon Chemie from the 7th edition.

Neumüller came to Kassel in 1942 and graduated from high school there in 1949. He studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen and received his doctorate there in 1969 (dissertation: Rationalization in chemical publications: automatic creation of complete registers from manuscripts using a punched tape typewriter and computer ). He was an archivist, research assistant and librarian at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim before taking care of the Römpp. There he introduced computer methods (punch cards) from 1973, created extensive index card systems and in 1977, as the successor to Erhard Ühlein from the Gmelin Institute, published the 7th edition of the Römpp , which at that time still appeared in the Franckh'schen Verlagshandlung in Stuttgart . For this he received the literary prize of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie in 1978 .

In 2003 he published the dictionary of chemical technical expressions in Dudenverlag, Mannheim.

He donated parts of his art collection and that of his wife Almuth, who had died before him, to the Mülheim an der Ruhr Art Museum and was instrumental in establishing a foundation to support the museum.

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  1. ^ Otto-Albrecht Neumüller: Römpps Chemie-Lexikon. Completely revised and expanded 7th edition of the chemistry lexicon founded by Hermann Römpp and continued in the 6th edition by Erhard Ühlein. I – VI, Stuttgart 1977.
  2. ^ Collectors and citizens enrich their art museum, WAZ, July 24, 2015