- Category : 1875-births
- Type : MS
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 3
German chemist who made achievements within ketone synthesis, terpenes, and camphor studies. After being wounded several times on the front lines in World War I, Houben was made head of the war laboratory. He improved the Hoesch reaction which is now normally called Houben-Hoesch reaction. Houben organized and made a major rework of the book Methods of Organic Chemistry which is now referred to as Houben-Weyl Methods of Organic Chemistry.
He died on 28 June 1940 in Tübingen, aged 64.