Ziegler, Karl

Ziegler, Karl (1898-1973)

20th Century
Born: Kassel (Germany), 1898 
Died: Mühlheim-Ruhr (Germany), 1973
Ziegler obtained a doctorate in chemistry at the University of Marburg (1920). He was professor at different universities and in 1943 he became director of the Max Planck Institute in Mülheim. In 1952 he made the discovery of the unique catalytic system enabling low-pressure polymerisation of ethylene to give linear polyethylene of high molecular weight. For this work he shared the Nobel Prize in 1962 with Giulio Natto

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Link icon  Karl Ziegler
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Link icon  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1963
Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta