Amé Pictet

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Amé Pictet
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Amé Pictet
Born(1857-07-12)July 12, 1857
DiedMarch 11, 1937(1937-03-11) (aged 86)
Alma materUniversity of Bonn
Known forPictet-Spengler reaction
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorAugust Kekulé

Amé Pictet (July 12, 1857 – March 11, 1937) was a Swiss chemist. He discovered the Pictet–Spengler reaction, and the related Pictet–Hubert reaction and Pictet–Gams reaction.

Pictet was born in Geneva, studied with August Kekulé at the University of Bonn where he received his Ph.D in 1879. From 1894 til 1932 he was professor at the University of Geneva. Pictet died in Geneva in 1937.


  • Emile Cherbuliez (1937). "Amé Pictet". Helvetica Chimica Acta. 20 (1): 828–845. doi:10.1002/hlca.193702001118.

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