Famous French Organic Chemists

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 1 Victor Grignard

Fran├žois Auguste Victor Grignard
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: May 6, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Died: December 13, 1935

Victor Grignard was a French chemist whose discovery of the Grignard Reagent earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912. Subsequently, he was honored with a medal of the Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit. As a chemist, he also played an important role during the First World War.

 2 Jean-Marie Lehn

Jean-Marie Lehn
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rosheim, France
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 3 Paul Sabatier

Paul Sabatier
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: November 5, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carcassonne, France
Died: August 14, 1941

Paul Sabatier was a French chemist known for his work improving the hydrogenation of organic species in the presence of metals. Along with Victor Grignard, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912. He is also remembered for developing what is now known as the Sabatier process and the Sabatier principle of catalysis.