|born on||24 February 1811 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°14' 26°39 Asc. 00°01'|
French chemist who isolated the first sample of uranium metal in 1841.
Péligot proved that the black powder of Martin Heinrich Klaproth was not a pure metal (it was an oxide of uranium, known in chemistry as UO2). He then succeeded in producing pure uranium metal by reducing uranium tetrachloride (UCl4) with potassium metal. Today better methods have been found.
He died in Paris on 15 April 1890. Péligot's salt is named after him.
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'sciences' pdf file, p. 61.
- Vocation : Science : Chemistry