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Rolf Huisgen
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Rolf Huisgen (2004) in front of the painting "Mandrill" by Franz Marc
Born (1920-06-13)13 June 1920
Died 26 March 2020(2020-03-26) (aged 99)
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Munich
Known for 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition
Awards 1961 Liebig Medal
1979 Otto Hahn Prize for Chemistry and Physics
Scientific career
Fields Chemist
Institutions University of Munich
Doctoral advisor Heinrich Otto Wieland

Rolf Huisgen (13 June 1920 – 26 March 2020) was a German chemist.

In 1947, he was named professor at the University of Tübingen in 1949. He returned to the University of Munich in 1952 where he remained dedicated to research long after attaining emeritus status in 1988.

His best known work was related to the 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition reaction, also known as the Huisgen cycloaddition or Huisgen reaction. He is an important person in post-war chemistry departments in Germany and Austria, due to the large number of his "habilitants" becoming professors.

His daughter, mathematician Birge Huisgen-Zimmermann was born in 1946.

Huisgen died on 26 March 2020 at the age of 99.

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