Jean-François Bonastre

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Jean-François Bonastre (1783-1856) a french pharmacist, devoted most of his efforts to the analysis and determination of the properties of a large number of natural substances, their active principle and their resin. His work about the styrax resin led him to discoverer styrene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-65
Number of pages8
JournalRevista CENIC Ciencias Quimicas
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


  • Alouchi
  • ancient plants
  • balm of Mecca
  • caryophillene
  • clove
  • elemi
  • Jamaica pepper
  • laurel
  • liquidambar
  • mummification
  • musk seeds
  • myrrh
  • pechurim
  • sabine
  • sandbox tree
  • styrax
  • styrene


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