Victor Grignard Net Worth

Victor Grignard was a French chemist born in 1871 who developed the Grignard reaction, which earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912. He was a professor of organic and general chemistry at the University of Lyon and the University of Nancy, and also served as director of the École de Chimie Industrielle de Lyons. During World War I, he studied chemical warfare agents and detected mustard gas. He was honored with the French Legion of Honor and received honorary doctorates from universities of Louvain and Brussels. He was also a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of the Chemical Society of London.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Chemist
Birth Day May 06, 1871
Birth Place Cherbourg-Octeville, France, French
Died On 13 December 1935( 1935-12-13) (aged 64)\nLyon, France
Birth Sign Gemini
Resting place Guillotière Cemetery, Lyon
Alma mater University of Lyon
Known for Grignard reaction
Awards Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1912)
Fields Organic chemistry
Institutions University of Nancy
Doctoral advisor Philippe Barbier

💰 Net worth: $100K - $1M

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Grignard was the son of a sail maker. After studying mathematics at Lyon he transferred to chemistry and discovered the synthetic reaction bearing his name (the Grignard reaction) in 1900. Doctoral thesis in 1901 "Thèses sur les combinations organomagnesiennes mixtures et leurs applications à des synthèses." He became a professor at the University of Nancy in 1910 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912. During World War I he studied chemical warfare agents, particularly the manufacture of phosgene and the detection of mustard gas. His counterpart on the German side was another Nobel Prize–winning Chemist, Fritz Haber.


The Grignard reaction is an important means of preparing organic compounds from smaller precursor molecules. For this work, Grignard was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912 jointly with fellow Frenchman Paul Sabatier.