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Pierre-Joseph Pelletier Biography


Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788 - 1842)

Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788 - 1842)

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier:

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier was a French chemist.


March 22, 1788 in Paris, France


July 19, 1842 in Paris, France

Claim to Fame:

Pelletier was a French chemist and pharmacist who researched vegetable alkaloids. He discovered strychnine, quinine, caffeine, and many other alkaloids. He also isolated chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants necessary for photosynthesis with French chemist Joseph-Bienaimé Caventou.

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