Adolf von Baeyer
(31 Oct 1835 - 20 Aug 1917)
Science Quotes by Adolf von Baeyer (1 quote)
This [discovery of a cell-free yeast extract] will make him famous, even though he has no talent for chemistry.
— Adolf von Baeyer
Quotes by others about Adolf von Baeyer (3)
Baeyer—a chemist who was more of an encyclopedist than a researcher.
I watched Baeyer activating magnesium with iodine for a difficult Grignard reaction; it was done in a test tube, which he watched carefully as he moved it gently by hand over a flame for three quarters of an hour. The test tube was the apparatus to Baeyer.
A German once has said of the Chemical Laboratory in Munich: “In diesem Hause stinkt es sehr, Dies kommt von Adolf Baeyer her.” [It stinks a lot in this house; this comes from Adolf Baeyer.]
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