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Hugo Schiff

Hugo (Ugo) Schiff (26 April 1834 – 8 September 1915) was a German Chemist. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Schiff was a student of Friedrich Wöhler in Göttingen. In 1879 he founded the Chemical Institute of the University of Florence. He discovered Schiff bases and other imines, and was responsible for research into aldehydes and had the Schiff test named after him. He also worked in the field of amino acids and the Biuret reagent. Schiff died in Florence.

In the University of Florence the Hugo Schiff International Store House still exists today.


This article is largely a translation from the German Wikipedia article. These references are taken from there.
  • Introduzione allo studio della chimica, series of Schiff's lessons at the Museo di Scienze Naturali, Edizioni Loescher, Torino, 1876.
  • Einführung in das Studium der Chemie, Prof. Hugo Schiff, Ed. Verlag von Theobald Grieben, Berlin, 1876.
  • Untersuchungen über Metallhaltige Anilinderivate und über die Bildung des Anilinroths, Hugo Schiff, Ed. Verlag von J. Springer, Berlin, 1864.
  • Notes from Schiff's lessons compiled by his pupil Andrea Torricelli, Voll. I - II, 1897.
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