Hofmann, August Wilhelm (Baron von Hofmann) 1818 - 1892

1818-1892, chemist, German

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.