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Grignard, François Auguste Victor


(1871~1935)


He is an organic chemist, born in Cherbourg, NW France. He studied chemistry at Lyon, and became professor there in 1919. He introduced the use of organo-magnesium compounds (called Grignard reagents), which form the basis of the most valuable class of organic synthetic reactions, for which he shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1912.

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