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Caventou, Joseph Bienaim

Caventou, Joseph Bienaim zhz?f by?Nn?m? kvNto?o [key], 1795?1877, French chemist. He was professor at the cole de Pharmacie, Paris. With P. J. Pelletier he isolated quinine (from cinchona bark), strychnine, and brucine and studied the green pigment in plants (which they named chlorophyll).

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