I thank the Académie des sciences/Institut de France for permission to use the photos appearing in Figures 1 and 2. I acknowledge Prof. A. Lattes and Prof. F. Couderc for providing photos appearing in Figures 9–11 and Figure 12, respectively. Photos used in Figures 3–7 were taken from the book quoted in Ref. 9, and I thank Jacques Grignard, the grandson of V. Grignard for his authorization to reproduce these photos. I thank Mrs. F. Greff, head of Archives of Académie des sciences, for her help.
Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier: Two Showcase Laureates of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry†
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 30, pages 7376–7382, July 23, 2012
How to Cite
Kagan, H. B. (2012), Victor Grignard and Paul Sabatier: Two Showcase Laureates of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 7376–7382. doi: 10.1002/anie.201201849
- Issue published online: 18 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 27 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAR 2012
- Grignard, Victor;
- history of science;
- organic chemistry;
- Sabatier, Paul
Looking back one hundred years: The two 1912 Nobel Laureates of Chemistry are featured within the context of the academic world in France. Grignard discovered the preparation and use of organomagnesium reagents (see scheme). Sabatier established the addition of hydrogen to unsaturated compounds in the presence of catalytic amounts of nickel.