About the Author
Born in Raisdorf near Kiel, Hans-Jürgen Arpe studied chemistry at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. Following his doctorate under Prof R. Grewe he worked at the Koninklijke/Shell Laboratory in Amsterdam and at Shell basic research in Schloss Birlinghoven near Bonn. Alongside heading the department for aliphatic intermediary products at Hoechst in Frankfurt, he was honorary professor at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen. Between 1987 and 1992 he was head of the scientific library at Hoechst.