Arthur Michael (1853–1942): The Michael Addition Reaction
This Name Reaction Biography presents Arthur Michael best known for the Michael addition reaction.
The Michael reaction is now 130 years old, and its use has continued unabated since. As
Michael was born in Buffalo, New York, and attended classical school there, where he received private instruction in chemistry. His father, a well-off real-estate investor, encouraged his son's early love for chemistry, setting up a home laboratory for him and allowing him to conduct his own experiments there. However, toward the end of his
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