Grignard, François Auguste Victor (1871-1935)
Grignard, François Auguste
Born: Cherbourg (France), 1871
Died: Lyon Rhône (France), 1935
Grignard obtained at the faculty of Lyon a licence in mathematics (1894). In the general chemistry laboratory of the Sciences Faculty in Lyon he was able to prepare the so called organomagnesium halides for the synthesis of new organic compounds. Grignard presented his work as his doctor’s thesis (1901). Grignard reagents were used in all directions. The usefulness of the device was such that in 1910 he received a professorship in chemistry at the University of Nancy and of Lyon in 1919. In 1912 Grignard shared the Nobel Prize with Sabatier.
French chemist, Nobel Prizewinner in 1912 for Grignard reagents
Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier