Jean Bapitiste Boussingault:
Jean Bapitiste Boussingault was a French chemist.
February 2, 1802 in Paris, France
May 12, 1887 in Paris, France
Claim to Fame:
Boussingault was a French chemist who determined the role of nitrogen in plant health. He found plants get nitrogen from the soil in the form of nitrates. He also isolated sorbitol. Sorbitol is a slow metabolizing sugar alcohol generally used as a sugar substitute in low calorie foods.