William Christopher Zeise

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William Christopher Zeise
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Born (1789-10-15)October 15, 1789
Slagelse Denmark
Died November 12, 1847(1847-11-12) (aged 58)
Copenhagen Denmark

William Christopher Zeise (October 15, 1789 – November 12, 1847) was a Danish organic chemist. He is best known for the first organometallic compound to be synthesized, named Zeise's salt in his honor. He also discovered the xanthates in 1823.