better became to 31. July 1800 as a son of the veterinary surgeon, agrarian scientist and paedagogue August Anton better born.
Starting from 1820 it studied medicine in Marburg, starting from 1821 in Heidelberg medicine and chemistry, latter with Leopold Gmelin. it attained a doctorate to 1823 in Heidelberg to the Dr. med. Since its interest in chemistry outweighed, it learned afterwards one year long analytic chemistry with Jöns Jakob Berzelius in Stockholm. They held there together under elevated community lectures.
From 1825 to 1831 he was a teacher at the vocational school in Berlin, starting from 1828 with the title of a professor; 1831 to 1836 he was a professor at the higher vocational school (polytechnic institute) in Kassel and worked 1836 to 1882 than tidy professor of chemistry and pharmacy at the University of Goettingen.
Friedrich better received numerous medals and honours during its life. Thus it became and. A. Member Institut de France and Offizier of the French Ehrenlegion. In Goettingen a monument was established to it, which was set up at first before the auditory, later before the Bonifatiusschule in the proximity of the inorganic-chemical institute and since 1985 at the place of in the meantime torn off institute mentioned.
is considered to achievements than pioneer of organic chemistry because of his synthesis of urea from Ammoniumcyanat in the year 1828. This urea synthesis opened the field of biochemistry, since for the first time a material, which admits so far only from living organisms was, could be artificially produced i.e. urea, from “dead” subject, i.e. from Ammoniumcyanat. This in vitro - synthesis disproved the theory of the vitalism, a transcendental vitality (vis vitalis) is indispensable for the production of organic materials. In the year of his urea synthesis better professor became.
Already one year before, 1827, he had a reduction method developed for the production of metallic aluminum; with the same procedure to it the isolation of beryllium and yttrium , as well as 1856 the representation succeeded to 1828 of crystalline silicon.
Better is also well-known than discoverers of the synthesis of calcium carbide (1862, discover also the synthesis from Ethin ), from oxalic acid from Dicyan, from benzoic acid from Benzaldehyd, from Hydrochinon from Chinon. Furthermore the production of nickel from arsenic nickel succeeded to it.
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of German chemists|
|DATE OF BIRTH||31. July 1800|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Eschersheim with Frankfurt/Main|
|DYING DATE||23. September 1882|