Louis Jacques Thenard
The chemist who discovered hydrogen peroxide!
Portrait of Louis Jacques Thenard
He had also been appointed as a Baron by Charles the 10th in the year 1825.
Louis had made a four volume text over the basic chemical theory and practice of it, which was very influential to the world of chemistry and science in general.
This man wasn't only a chemist, he was also a great teacher who worked by the saying everything must be sacrificed for the student, the professor, the assistant, the laboratory.
Fun Fact: His name is one of 72 inscribed in the Eiffel Tower.
Fun Fact 2: a statue was erected in his honor at Sens, also his home village had been renamed La louptiere-Thenard for his memory.
Louis Jacques Thenard's Studies
- He made his first original paper in 1799 over the compounds of anitomy and arsenic with sulphur and oxygen.
- A month later, at the request of a political figure ( Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal) he discovered Thenard blue which is a pigment used in porcelain with a base of cobalt
- He began important research into ethers (pleasant-smelling, colorless, volatile liquids that are highly flammable.) in 1807.
- He also put plenty of research in sebacic acid in 1802 and bile in 1807 which, in turn, helped out with the finding of hydrogen peroxide in 1818 by Thenard.