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 162,562 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Victor Grignard is the 43rd most popular chemist (up from 46th in 2019), the 483rd most popular biography from France (up from 580th in 2019) and the 7th most popular 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 43 out of 509Before him are Carl Bosch, Walther Nernst, Gertrude B. Elion, Henrik Dam, Ilya Prigogine, and Frederick Soddy. After him are Theodor Svedberg, William Crookes, Gerty Cori, Paul Karrer, Joseph Black, and Francis William Aston.

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Among people born in 1871, Victor Grignard ranks 11Before him are Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Pietro Badoglio, Guangxu Emperor, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. After him are Albert Lebrun, Ioannis Metaxas, Grazia Deledda, Elena of Montenegro, Lesya Ukrainka, and Heinrich Mann. Among people deceased in 1935, Victor Grignard ranks 16Before him are Alban Berg, Astrid of Sweden, André Citroën, Auguste Escoffier, Charles Richet, and Carlos Gardel. After him are Paul Dukas, Henri Barbusse, Jane Addams, Hugo de Vries, Hugo Junkers, and John Macleod.

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In France

Among people born in France, Victor Grignard ranks 483 out of 6,011Before him are Christine Lagarde (1956), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Aristide Briand (1862), Alfred Kastler (1902), Emmanuel Macron (1977), and Henri, Count of Chambord (1820). After him are Gérard Philipe (1922), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Mireille Darc (1938), Emma of Normandy (985), and Jean-Martin Charcot (1825).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Victor Grignard ranks 7Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), and Alfred Werner (1866). After him are Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Joseph Proust (1754), and Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786).