The Nobel Peace Prize in Chemistry 1906
Chemist - inorganic. Isolated fluorine. Moissan's electric furnace. Blue perchromic acid formula, crystallized chromic acid. Uncovered silicon carbide, other carbides, borides, silicides. Theorized:
from molten iron crystallize carbon under pressure, obtain synthetic diamonds. Meticulous, patient. Articulate lecturer.
“Scientific research is search for truth. Only after discovery, applicability can be considered.”
Henri Moissan. Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1966. Public domain via Wikimedia commons.
Henri Moissan (1852-190), French chemist, Chemistry Nobelist 1906, using a Moissan-Chaplet electric arc furnace in his attempt to synthesize diamonds. Photo Library of Congress.
Moissan electric furnace and the Faculty of Sciences of Paris. Source & Permission: unknown.
In his early professional life in Meaux, Henri Moissan was an apprentice clockmaker. Permission: 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
DJIBOUTI - CIRCA 2009: stamp dedicated to French Nobel chemistry prize shows Henri Moissan. Source: 123rf website
French stamp of Henri Moissan (1852-1907)1906 Nobel Chemistry Laureate.
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Name: Henri Moissan
Birth: 28 September, 1952, Paris, France
Death: 20 February, 1907, Paris, France
Affiliation: Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Prize Motivation: "in recognition of the great services rendered by him in his investigation and isolation of the element fluorine, and for the adoption in the service of science of the electric furnace called after him."
Education: College de Meaux. Musee d’Histoire Naturelle - Edmond Fremy’s lab. Doctoral degree Agronomic Institute 1880; thesis: cyanogen series.