Auguste Laurent
  • Auguste Laurent

  • Date of birth: September 14, 1808
  • Died: April 23, 1853
  • Born: in La Folie, France.

  • Description: Auguste Laurent (14 September 1808 – 23 April 1853) was a French chemist who helped in the founding of organic chemistry with his discoveries of anthracene, phthalic acid, and carbolic acid.

    He devised a systematic nomenclature for organic chemistry based on structural grouping of atoms within molecules to determine how the molecules combine in organic reactions. He studied under Jean-Baptiste Dumas as a laboratory assistant and worked with Charles Frédéric Gerhardt.