Auguste Georges Darzens

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Auguste Georges Darzens (July 12, 1867 in Moscow, Russia - September 10, 1954)[1] was an organic chemist who studied at the École Polytechnique in Paris, France, under Louis Edouard Grimaux and stayed there as a professor.[2] In 1904 he discovered the Darzens reaction, a chemical reaction also known as the Darzens condensation and Darzens glycidic ester condensation.[3] Other reactions named after him include the Darzens tetralin synthesis, Darzens halogenation and the Darzens synthesis of unsaturated ketones.

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  1. ^ Named organic reactions
  2. ^ Li, Jie Jack (2006). "Darzens glycidic ester condensation". Name Reactions a Collection of Detailed Reaction Mechanisms (3rd Expanded ed.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 183–184. ISBN 978-3-540-30031-1. 
  3. ^ Darzens, G., Compt. Rend. 1904, 139, 1214