Victor Grignard

1871 - 1935

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Francois Auguste Victor Grignard (6 May 1871 – 13 December 1935) was a French chemist who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the eponymously named Grignard reagent and Grignard reaction, both of which are important in the formation of carbon–carbon bonds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Grignard has received more than 146,605 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Victor Grignard is the 46th most popular chemist (down from 42nd in 2019), the 581st most popular biography from France (down from 467th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Chemist.

Victor Grignard was a chemist who is most famous for developing the Grignard reaction. The Grignard reaction is a chemical reaction in which an alkyl or aryl halide reacts with an alkali metal to form an organomagnesium compound.

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Among chemists, Victor Grignard ranks 46 out of 510Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs, William Crookes, Robert Bunsen, Joseph Black, Jan Baptist van Helmont, and Paul Sabatier. After him are Arthur Harden, Francis William Aston, Alfred Werner, Richard Willstätter, Paul Karrer, and Claude Louis Berthollet.

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Among people born in 1871, Victor Grignard ranks 13Before him are Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, Heinrich Mann, Theodore Dreiser, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. After him are Albert Lebrun, Ioannis Metaxas, Grazia Deledda, Elena of Montenegro, František Kupka, and Georges Rouault. Among people deceased in 1935, Victor Grignard ranks 18Before him are Auguste Escoffier, André Citroën, Carlos Gardel, Charles Richet, Henri Barbusse, and Paul Dukas. After him are Hugo de Vries, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Max Liebermann, Henri Pirenne, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, and Jane Addams.

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In France

Among people born in France, Victor Grignard ranks 581 out of 5,234Before him are Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), Joan II of Navarre (1311), Camille Flammarion (1842), Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), Yolande de Polastron (1749), and Henrietta Maria of France (1609). After him are Louise Élisabeth of France (1727), Léon Walras (1834), Pierre Bonnard (1867), Auguste de Marmont (1774), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), and Johnny Hallyday (1943).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Victor Grignard ranks 8Before him are Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Joseph Black (1728), and Paul Sabatier (1854). After him are Alfred Werner (1866), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Jacques Monod (1910), Joseph Proust (1754), and Marcellin Berthelot (1827).