Bosch, Carl

Bosch, Carl (1874-1940)

20th Century
Born: Cöln (Germany), 1874 
Died: Heidelberg (Germany), 1940
After studying chemistry in Berlin and Leipzig in 1899 he entered the chemical company BASF; in 1925 be became president of the trust IG-Farben industries. He solved all the technical problems connected with Fritz Haber´s synthesis of ammonia from air. He also did research on the production of nitric by burning ammonia and on nitrogen fertilisers, on the synthesis of methanol and the hydrogenation of carbon. As one of few technical chemists in 1931 he received to Nobel Prize for chemistry (together with Friedrich Bergius).

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Link icon  Carl Bosch
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1931
"in recognition of their contributions to the invention and development of chemical high pressure methods"