- Category : 1868-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (20,31,33,45)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 2
French chemist who obtained pure beryllium by electrolysis sodium fluoroberyllate (Na2[BeF2]) in 1899. In World War I he improved the gas mask design used by the French army.
He studied at the elite École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI). Together with his doctoral advisor Henri Moissan he was working on fluorine chemistry discovering several new compounds, like bromine trifluoride, oxygen difluoride, selenium tetrafluoride and sulfur hexafluoride.
He died on 18 November 1959, aged 90, in Paris.