Kekulé von Stradonitz, Friedrich August

Kekulé von Stradonitz, Friedrich August frē´drĭkh ou´go͝ost kā´ko͞olā fən shträ´dōnĭts [key], 1829–96, German organic chemist. He was professor at Ghent (1858–65) and at Bonn from 1865. He made studies of various carbon compounds, especially benzene , for the molecular structure of which he developed the ring theory. This theory is of fundamental importance to modern chemistry.

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