Charles Friedel

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Charles Friedel
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Charles Friedel
Born 12 March 1832
Strasbourg, France
Died 20 April 1899(1899-04-20) (aged 67)
Montauban, France
Residence France
Nationality French
Alma mater University of Strasbourg
Sorbonne
Known for Friedel–Crafts reaction
Awards Davy Medal (1880)
Scientific career
Fields Mineralogy
Chemistry
Institutions Sorbonne
Notable students André-Louis Debierne[1]
Signature
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Charles Friedel (French: [fʁidɛl]; 12 March 1832 – 20 April 1899) was a French chemist and mineralogist. A native of Strasbourg, France, he was a student of Louis Pasteur at the Sorbonne. In 1876, he became a professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the Sorbonne.

Friedel developed the Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation reactions with James Crafts in 1877,[2][3] and attempted to make synthetic diamonds.

His son Georges Friedel (1865–1933) also became a renowned mineralogist.

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  1. ^ Asimov, Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 2nd Revised edition
  2. ^ Friedel, C.; Crafts, J.-M. (1877). "Sur une nouvelle méthode générale de synthèse d'hydrocarbures, d'acétones, etc.". Compt. Rend. 84: 1392–1395. 
  3. ^ Friedel, C.; Crafts, J.-M. (1877). "Sur une nouvelle méthode générale de synthèse d'hydrocarbures, d'acétones, etc.". Compt. Rend. 84: 1450–1454. 
  4. ^ Charles Combes Archived May 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., quercy.net, accessed April 2010

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