N.as L.is Vauquelin (Chimiste),Membre de l'Académie des Science, de la société royale de Londres et Professeur au Jardin du Roi. Ne à Hebertot (D.t du Calvados) le 16 Mai 1763.
Stipple. 211 x 146mm (8¼ x 5¾"). Cut to platemark.
Nicolas Louis Vauquelin (1763-1829) the French pharmacist and chemist. In 1798 he discovered beryllium by extracting it from an emerald and reducing the beryllium chloride with potassium in a platinum crucible. A year prior to this he had discovered chromium in a red lead ore from Siberia. In 1806 he isolated the amino acid asparagine from asparagus, and also discovered pectin and malic acid in apples, and isolated camphoric acid and quinic acid. In 1809 he was made professor at the University of Paris.
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