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
Fields Mineralogy
Chemistry
Institutions Sorbonne
Alma mater University of Strasbourg
Sorbonne
Notable students André-Louis Debierne[1]
Known for Friedel–Crafts reaction
Notable awards Davy Medal (1880)
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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, quercy.net, accessed April 2010

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