Antoine Bussy

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Antoine Bussy
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French chemist Antoine Alexandre Brutus Bussy
Born 29 May 1794
Marseille
Died 1 February 1882 (1882-03) (aged 87)
Paris
Residence Marseille
Nationality French
Known for beryllium
Scientific career
Fields chemistry
Influenced Roburque

Antoine Alexandre Brutus Bussy (29 May 1794, Marseille – 1 February 1882, Paris) was a French chemist who primarily studied pharmaceuticals.

Education[edit]

Antoine Bussy entered the École Polytechnique in 1813, and there followed the courses delivered by Pierre Robiquet, the great French chemist who was to make decisive breakthroughs in bio-chemistry (he isolated the first amino-acid ever identified, asparagin, in 1805-1806), in industrial dyes (he isolated and identified alizarin, the most famous and first modern industrial red dye) and the pick-up of modern medication (he isolated, identified and started mass production of codeine, 1832). Robiquet tutored Antoine Bussy in his career as a chemist researcher and in his private career as pharmacist as well.[1] In 1831 Antoine Bussy published the 'Mémoire sur le Radical métallique de la Magnésie' where he described a method of preparing magnesium by heating magnesium chloride and potassium in a glass tube. When the potassium chloride was washed out, small globules of magnesium remained. Bussy became famous for this action.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Bussy, Antoine (1841). "Antoine Bussy pronounced Robiquet's memorial elogium". Journal de pharmacie et des sciences accessoires: 220–242.