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Jean Bapitiste Boussingault Bio

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Jean Baptiste Boussingault (1802 - 1887)

Jean Baptiste Boussingault (1802 - 1887)

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Jean Bapitiste Boussingault:

Jean Bapitiste Boussingault was a French chemist.

Birth:

February 2, 1802 in Paris, France

Death:

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.

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