Palaiseau, Paris, France
Châtenay-Malabry, Paris, France
Ecole Centrale Paris
Legion of Honor
He was a professor at the École Polytechnique and the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures. Company-discovered allyl alcohol in 1856 with help of August Hofmann by saponification of allyl iodide. He also conducted studies on the vapor density of acetic acid, as well as research involving essential oils, cumene, cymene and toluene.
In 1860 he published the three volume Traité de chimie générale élémentaire.
Russian Academy of Sciences]
In 1868 he was elected as a member of the Académie des sciences (chemistry section) and in 1880 became a commander of the Légion d"honneur.