Prof. Victor Grignard


    PROF. CH. COURTOT, of Nancy, has given an account (Bull. Soc. Chim., 3, 1433; 1936) of the life and work of Prof. Grignard, Nobel Laureate in 1912, who was best known for his researches on the use of organo-magnesium compounds in synthetic chemistry. Born at Cherbourg in 1871, professor of organic chemistry at Nancy in 1910 and of general chemistry at Lyons in 1919, Grignard carried out a large number of investigations in organic chemistry: Prof. Courtot gives the titles of 163 publications by him and his pupils. During the Great War, he rendered valuable services and was made a member of the Legion of Honour. He was elected an honorary fellow of the Chemical Society in 1920. Shortly before his death on December 13, 1935, Grignard commenced a large treatise on organic chemistry, the first two volumes of which appeared during his lifetime.

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    Prof. Victor Grignard. Nature 138, 791 (1936).

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