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chemist , entrepreneur

Rudolf Eidenschink, German chemist, entrepreneur. Recipient Fredericks medal, Moscow, 2006. Member of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie.

Background

Eidenschink, Rudolf was born on June 12, 1938 in Landshut, Germany. Son of Franz Xaver and Charlotte (Breitschuh) Eidenschink.

Education

Doctor, University Münster, 1973.

Career

Apprentice technical Krupp-Kohlechemie, Wanne-Eickel, 1954—1959. Chemical engineer General Electric Company, Belecke, 1962—1968. Postdoctoral fellow University Sussex, 1974—1975.

Researcher Merck, Darmstadt, 1975—1987. Director, owner Nematel, Mainz, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to 3+2 cycloaddition reaction forming cyclopentanes. Discovery of nematogenic compounds. Discovery of hydrodynamic lifting force in bearings lubricated with isotropic mesogenic oils.

    Generalization of ordering phenomena by the variational principle of maximum flow energy, to correlate chemical structure with clearing points of nematics. Synthesis of first mesogenic compound of tetrahedral symmetry. Development of bistable displays on the basis of a combination of silica nanoparticles and nematics.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers public to professional journal.

Membership

Member of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports, classical music, history.

Connections

Married Hildegard Tröster, July 17, 1964 (deceased). 1 child Christian Oliver.

father:
Franz Xaver Eidenschink

mother:
Charlotte (Breitschuh) Eidenschink

spouse:
Hildegard Tröster

child:
Christian Oliver Eidenschink