L.s J.ques Thenard (Chimiste,)Membre de l'Académie des Science, et des Académies de Berlin, d'Edimbourg, de Madrid, de Naples et de Stockholm. Né à Lalouptiere (Aube) le 4 mai 1777.
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Louis Jacques Thenard (1777-1857) the French chemist. He attended the lectures of Antoine Francois Fourcroy and Nicolas Louis Vauquelin (ref: 29636) and was allowed into Vaquelin's laboratory. In 1821 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His first original paper in 1799 was on the compounds of arsenic and antimony with oxygen and sulphur. In 1807 he began research into ethers and in 1818 he discovered hydrogen peroxide. In 1799 he also developed the pigment known as Thenard's blue in response to a request by Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal for a cheap colouring matter. He is one of the 72 names incribed on the Eiffel Tower.
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