Awards & Winners

Karl Ziegler

Date of Birth 26-November-1898
Place of Birth Helsa
(Germany, Hesse)
Nationality Germany
Profession Chemist, Engineer
Karl Waldemar Ziegler was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963, with Giulio Natta, for work on polymers. The Nobel Committee recognized his "excellent work on organometallic compounds [which]...led to new polymerization reactions and ... paved the way for new and highly useful industrial processes". He is also known for his work involving free-radicals, many-membered rings, and organometallic compounds, as well as the development of Ziegler-Natta catalyst. One of many awards Ziegler received was the Werner von Siemens Ring in 1960 jointly with Otto Bayer and Walter Reppe, for expanding the scientific knowledge of and the technical development of new synthetic materials.

Awards by Karl Ziegler

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for their discoveries in the field of the chemistry and technology of high polymers)