Heinrich Emil Albert Knoevenagel (18 June 1865 – 11 August 1921) was the German chemist who established the Knoevenagel condensation reaction. The Knoevenagel condensation reaction of benzaldehydes with nitroalkanes is a classic general method for the preparation of nitroalkenes, which are very valuable synthetic intermediates.
|Died||August 11, 1921 (aged 56)|
|Known for||Knoevenagel condensation|
|Doctoral advisor||Viktor Meyer|