Ulrich Schöllkopf

Ulrich Schöllkopf (11 October 1927 – 6 November 1998) was a German chemist and together with Georg Wittig discovered the Wittig reaction in 1956. Later in 1981 he published the synthesis method for amino acids known as the Bislactimether method or Schöllkopf method.

Ulrich Schöllkopf
Born(1927-10-11)11 October 1927
Died6 November 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 71)
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen,
University of Heidelberg
Known forSchöllkopf method
AwardsLiebig Medal (1984)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Göttingen
Doctoral advisorGeorg Wittig

Schöllkopf studied with Georg Wittig at the University of Tübingen where he received his PhD with work on the Wittig reaction[1] in 1956 and received his habilitation at the University of Heidelberg with Wittig in 1961. He became Professor at the University of Göttingen.


  1. ^ Georg Wittig, Ulrich Schöllkopf (1954). "Über Triphenyl-phosphin-methylene als olefinbildende Reagenzien I". Chemische Berichte. 87 (9): 1318. doi:10.1002/cber.19540870919.