Adolf Lieben

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Adolf Lieben
Adolf Lieben
Born (1836-12-03)December 3, 1836
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died June 6, 1914(1914-06-06) (aged 77)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Nationality Austrian
Alma mater University of Heidelberg
Scientific career
Institutions University of Vienna,
University of Palermo,
University of Turin,
University of Prague
Doctoral advisor Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Doctoral students Carl Auer von Welsbach

Adolf Lieben (December 3, 1836 – June 6, 1914) was an Austrian Jewish chemist. He was born in Vienna the son of Ignatz Lieben. He studied at the University of Vienna, University of Heidelberg (Ph.D. 1856 with Robert Wilhelm Bunsen), and Paris, and subsequently held the positions of privat-docent at the University of Vienna (1861), and professor in the universities of Palermo (1863), Turin (1867), and Prague (1871). From 1875 until his death he held the chair of general and pharmacological chemistry at the University of Vienna, and is a member of the Vienna Academy of Sciences.


Lieben has published many essays in Liebig's Annalen der Chemie:

  • "Ueber die Einwirkung schwacher Affinitäten auf Aldehyde," 1861;
  • "Ueber das Iodbenzol," 1869;
  • "Ueber festes Benzoylchlorid," 1875; etc.,
  • "Sitzungsberichte den Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien" ("Untersuchungen über Milchzucker," "Einwirkung von Cyangas auf Aldehyde," "Ueber den Formaldehyd und dessen Umwandlung in Methylalkohl," "Reduction des Exotonchlorals," etc.),
  • "Monatshefte für Chemie,"
  • "Comptes-Rendus de l'Académie de Paris,"
  • "Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft, Berlin,"
  • "Gazzetta Chimica Italiana, Palermo," etc.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSinger, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "article name needed". Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company. 
  • "Obituary Adolf Lieben". Berichte der deutschen chemischen Gesellschaft. 49 (1): 835–892. 1916. doi:10.1002/cber.19160490192. 
  • "Liebenpreis" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-09-02. 
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