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Keywords:

  • benzene;
  • history of chemistry;
  • indigo;
  • nitroso compounds;
  • von Baeyer, Adolf
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The 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry to Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1912) is drawing to a close. Nevertheless, his scientific work, especially that on organic dyes, C-nitroso compounds, and on hydroaromatic compounds have had and continue to have a profound effect on chemistry and on the chemical industry.