Otto Unverdorben

Chemist, Deceased Person

1806 – 1873

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Who was Otto Unverdorben?

Otto Unverdorben was a German chemist and merchant who was born in Dahme/Marke. After completing his schooling in Dresden, he studied chemistry at Halle, Leipzig and Berlin.

In 1826 at the age of 20, Unverdorben discovered aniline, which he obtained from the distillation of natural vegetable indigo. He called his discovery Crystallin. Aniline is important in the manufacture of dyes, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. In 1829 he returned to his hometown of Dahme/Mark and became successful in the cigar industry.

Today the Otto-Unverdorben Dahme-Oberschule is named in his honor.

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Born
Oct 13, 1806
Dahme
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
Nov 28, 1873
Dahme

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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