|Birthname||Paul Marie Alfred Lebeau|
|born on||19 December 1868 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )|
|Place||Boischampré, France, 48n3955, 0e0029|
|Timezone||LMT m0e0029 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||27°47' 27°04 Asc. 02°14'|
French chemist who obtained pure beryllium by electrolysis sodium fluoroberyllate (Na2[BeF2]) in 1899. In World War I he improved the gas mask design used by the French army.
He studied at the elite École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI). Together with his doctoral advisor Henri Moissan he was working on fluorine chemistry discovering several new compounds, like bromine trifluoride, oxygen difluoride, selenium tetrafluoride and sulfur hexafluoride.
He died on 18 November 1959, aged 90, in Paris.
Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
- Vocation : Science : Chemistry