Auguste Laurent

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Auguste Laurent
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Born 14 November 1807
La Folie
Died 23 April 1853
Nationality French
Fields chemistry
Known for anthracene
phthalic acid
carbolic acid

Auguste Laurent (14 September 1808 – 23 April 1853) was a French chemist who helped in the founding of organic chemistry with his discoveries of anthracene, phthalic acid, and carbolic acid.

He devised a systematic nomenclature for organic chemistry based on structural grouping of atoms within molecules to determine how the molecules combine in organic reactions. He studied under Jean-Baptiste Dumas as a laboratory assistant and worked with Charles Frédéric Gerhardt.

Bibliography[edit]

Marc Tiffeneau (ed.) (1918). Correspondance de Charles Gerhardt, tome 1, Laurent et Gerhardt, Paris, Masson.

References[edit]

Fisher, Nicholas W. "Auguste Laurent." Encyclopædia Britannica Mobile. 2013. web.

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