Moureu, Charles

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Moureu, Charles Gender: M
François Charles Léon Moureu
born on 19 April 1863 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Mourenx, France, 43n2246, 0w3625
Timezone LMT m0w3625 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°33' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°24 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 27°39'

Charles Moureu


French pharmacist and chemist best known for his pioneer studies of antioxidants; his research leading to the use of antioxidants in the rubber and vegetable oil industries. In 1893 he was the first to synthesize acrylonitrile. In 1910 he published Notions fondamentales de chimie organique, a book that was translated into English as Fundamental principles of organic chemistry (1921).

From 1884 to 1891 he studied at the École supérieure de Pharmacie in Paris, receiving his doctorate in physical sciences in 1893. From 1891 to 1907 he worked as chief pharmacist at the Asiles de la Seine, during which time, he obtained his agrégation (1899).

From 1907 onward, he was a professor of chemical pharmacy at the École supérieure de Pharmacie in Paris, and in 1913 was named director of the laboratory of hydrological physical chemistry at the École pratique des hautes études. In 1917 he was appointed professor of organic chemistry at Collège de France.

He was a member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (from 1907), Académie des sciences (1911–1929) and Académie nationale de pharmacie (president 1913).

He died on 13 June 1929 in Biarritz, aged 66.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Lescaut.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (DSc)
  • Vocation : Medical : Pharmacist
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First to synthesize acrylonitrile, 1893)