Auguste André Thomas Cahours

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To Auguste André Thomas Cahours (1813-1891) we owe the discovery and synthesis of a large number of chemicals, among them, amyl and allyl alcohol, toluene, xylene, cuminic and anisic acids, piperidine, organometallic compounds and radicals, and derivatives of phosphine and arsine, as well as important contributions to the theories of valence, isomerization in the aromatic series, density of vapors, particularly the abnormal ones, the use of PCl5 as a chlorination agent, and the mechanism of respiration of fruits and flowers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-460
Number of pages10
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Allyl alcohol
  • Cahours
  • Cumene
  • Density of vapors
  • Dissociation
  • Essential oils
  • Glycine
  • Organometallic compounds
  • Pentanol
  • Phosphine derivatives
  • Phosphorus pentachloride
  • Radicals
  • Toluene
  • Wintergreen oil
  • Xylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Education


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