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August Wilhelm von Hofmann was born on April 8, 1818. He studied under Justus von Liebig, and was himself the teacher of Fritz Haber and William Henry Perkin. He was an organic chemist and his specialties were aniline and naptha. The Hofmann Rearrangement, the Hofmann Elimination and the Hofmann Loffler Reaction were all the results of his research. He died on the May 5, 1892.
This is small hardbound menu for a dinner held at the Hotel Brunswick on October 16, 1883 honoring Prof. A.W. Hofmann. Dempsey & Caroll, NY. printed on right hand page.
Formerly in the Library of the Chemists Club, New York City.
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