Pierre-François Guillaume Boullay

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Pierre-François Guillaume Boullay (1777-1869), a French pharmacist, carried on important work on the preparation of ethyl ether and alkyl derivatives, the extraction of active vegetable principles during which he discovered pirotoxin and violin, the synthesis of margaramide, and perfected the process of percolation to extract active substances and tinctures of the same.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationAnales de la Real Sociedad Española de Quimica
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2014


  • alkyl derivatives
  • displacement method
  • ethers
  • fatty amides
  • hull of the Levant
  • organophosphates
  • percolation
  • pharmacy
  • pirotoxin
  • Tonka bean
  • violin

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