Barbier, Philippe

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Barbier, Philippe Gender: M
Philippe Antoine Francoise Barbier
born on 2 March 1848 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Luzy, France, 46n48, 3e58
Timezone LMT m3e58 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°52' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°26 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 20°17'


French organic chemist, considered the father of organometallic chemistry having synthesized the first organomagnesium compound in 1899. He is most famous for the Barbier reaction.

Barbier was Victor Grignard's supervisor during his PhD. A method to prepare reactive Grignard reagents such as allylic magnesium halides is known as the Barbier method, where the Grignard reagent is made in situ with the other reagent.

He died on 18 September 1922, aged 74, in Bandol.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry