Péligot, Eugène-Melchior

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Péligot, Eugène-Melchior Gender: M
born on 24 February 1811 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°14' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°39 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°01'

Eugène-Melchior Péligot


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'sciences' pdf file, p. 61.


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry