Professor Henning Hopf, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, celebrates his 75th birthday on December 13, 2015.
Professor Hopf is an organic chemist and prolific author. His research focuses on the study of unsaturated compounds, auch as cyclophanes, but also alkynes, allenes, cumulenes, and retinoids.
Henning Hopf studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in 1967 under the supervision of Harlan L. Goering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA. He carried out his habilitation with Hans Musso at the Universities of Marburg and Karlsruhe, Germany. After completing his habilitation in 1972, he remained at the University of Karlsruhe, and joined the faculty at the University of Würzburg in 1975. He moved to the Technische Universität Braunschweig in 1978.
Among other honors, Professor Hopf has been awarded the Max Planck Research Award, the Adolf von Baeyer Commemorative Medal, the Literature Prize of the German Chemical Industry Fund (FCI), the Hanuš Medal of the Czech Chemical Society, and the Gmelin-Beilstein Commemorative Medal by the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh). He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the German Chemical Industry Fund (FCI) from 2002 to 2008 and president of the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh) from 2004 to 2005. He has been editor of a number of scientific journals, e.g. Chemische Berichte (now European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry) and Liebigs Annalen (today’s European Journal of Organic Chemistry).
- [2.2]Paracyclophane derivatives containing tetrathiafulvalene moieties,
Laura G. Sarbu, Lucian G. Bahrin, Peter G. Jones, Lucian M. Birsa, Henning Hopf,
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 1917–1921.
- Cyclophanes, Part 73: diastereoselective dimerization of an α,β-unsaturated ketone. Structure of all-trans-1,3-dibenzoyl-2,4-di([2.2]paracyclophan-4-yl)cyclobutane,
Henning Hopf, Ina Dix, Peter G. Jones,
Z. Naturforsch. B 2015.
- The chemical behavior of terminally tert-butylated polyolefins,
Dagmar Klein, Henning Hopf, Peter G. Jones, Ina Dix, Ralf Hänel,
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 1246–1258.
- Fast, Ligand- and Solvent-Free Synthesis of 1,4-Substituted Buta-1,3-diynes by Cu-Catalyzed Homocoupling of Terminal Alkynes in a Ball Mill,
Robert Schmidt, Rico Thorwirth, Tony Szuppa, Achim Stolle, Bernd Ondruschka, Henning Hopf,
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 8129–8138.
- Humoristische Chemie: Geschichten aus dem Wissenschaftsalltag (in German),
Ralf A. Jakobi, Henning Hopf (eds.),
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2010.
- Energetic assessment of the Suzuki–Miyaura reaction: a curtate life cycle assessment as an easily understandable and applicable tool for reaction optimization,
Franziska Schneider, Tony Szuppa, Achim Stolle, Bernd Ondruschka, Henning Hopf,
Green Chem. 2009, 11, 1894–1899.
- [2.2]Paracyclophanes in Polymer Chemistry and Materials Science,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 9808–9812.
- Modern Cyclophane Chemistry,
Rolf Gleiter, Henning Hopf (eds.),
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2004.
- Classics in Hydrocarbon Chemistry: Syntheses, Concepts, Perspectives,
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2000.
Also of Interest
- Henning Hopf Honored,
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
Professor Henning Hopf has been awarded the Gmelin-Beilstein Commemorative Medal
- My Favorite Aromatic Compounds — A Tribute to Friedrich August Kekulé,
Chem. Rec. 2014.
- The Last Alchemist in Paris,
ChemViews Mag. 2014.