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[bey-er; German be-yuhr]
  1. (Jo·hann Frie·drich Wil·helm) A·dolf von [yoh-hahn free-drik wil-helm ad-olf von, ey-dolf; German yoh-hahn free-drikh vil-helm ah-dawlf fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈfri drɪk ˈwɪl hɛlm ˈæd ɒlf vɒn, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈfri drɪx ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈɑ dɔlf fən/, Adolf Baeyer, 1835–1917, German chemist: Nobel Prize 1905.
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  • Another notable discovery is that of artificial Indigo by Baeyer in 1878.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8


  • Baeyer has suggested that the nine carbon atom system of xanthone may act as a chromophore.

British Dictionary definitions for baeyer


  1. Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von (joˈhan ˈfriːdrɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈaːdɔlf fɔn). 1835–1917, German chemist, noted for the synthesis of indigo: Nobel prize for chemistry 1905
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