August Bischler (April 29, 1865 – May 26, 1957) was a Russian Empire-born ethnic Crimea German chemist who later emigrated to Switzerland. Together with Bernard Napieralski he discovered the Bischler-Napieralski reaction in 1893.

August Bischler
Born(1865-04-29)April 29, 1865
DiedMay 26, 1957(1957-05-26) (aged 92)
NationalityGerman, Russian, Switzerland
Alma materUniversity of Zurich
Known forBischler-Napieralski reaction
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Zurich,
University of Basel


He received his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich 1889 worked at the University of Zurich and from 1899 at the University of Basel. After becoming a Swiss citizen in 1925 he worked in the chemical industry in Geneve.

Bernard NapieralskiEdit

Bernard Napieralski was a Ph.D. student of Bischler at the University of Zurich in 1893. Napieralski was born in Ostrowy, Poland, 1861.


  • "Matrikeledition der Universität Zürich" (in German). University of Zurich. Archived from the original on 2008-10-05.