Marc Tiffeneau

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Marc Tiffeneau
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Marc Tiffeneau
Born (1873-11-05)November 5, 1873
Mouy, France
Died May 20, 1945(1945-05-20) (aged 71)
Paris, France
Residence France
Nationality French
Fields Chemistry, Pharmacology
Institutions Faculté de Pharmacie de Paris
Faculté de Médecine de Paris
Hôpitaux de Paris
Académie des Sciences
Académie de Médecine
Alma mater École de pharmacie de Paris
Known for Tiffeneau-Demjanov rearrangement
Notable awards Prix Jecker, of the Académie des Sciences (1911 and 1923)

Marc Émile Pierre Adolphe Tiffeneau (November 5, 1873 – May 20, 1945) was a French chemist who co-discovered the Tiffeneau-Demjanov rearrangement.

In 1899 he graduated from the École de pharmacie de Paris, and afterwards began work as a pharmacy intern in Paris hospitals. In 1904 he was named chief pharmacist at the Hôpital Boucicaut,[1] and from 1927, worked in a similar capacity at the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris. From 1926 to 1944 he was a professor of pharmacology to the faculty of medicine at the Sorbonne.[2]

Tiffeneau received his Ph.D in sciences in 1907 and his Ph.D in medicine in 1910.[2] He was a member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (from 1927), dean to the faculty of medicine (1937) and a member of the Académie des Sciences (from 1939).[1] At the time of his death in 1945 he was president of the Société chimique de France.[citation needed]

Selected works[edit]

  • Le système nerveux autonome sympathique et parasympathique, 1923; (translation of John Newport Langley).
  • Abrégé de pharmacologie, 1926, 7th edition 1947.
  • Les Amines biologiques, 1934; (preface by Tiffeneau).[3]
  • Vade-mecum de médecine pratique, 1940.[2]


  1. ^ a b Marc Pierre Emile TIFFENEAU (1873-1945) Société d'Histoire de la Pharmacie
  2. ^ a b c TIFFENEAU Marc Émile Pierre Adolphe Sociétés savantes de France
  3. ^ bibliography