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Pelletier, Pierre-Joseph

Line breaks: Pierre-Joseph Pel¦le|tier
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛlɛˈtɪeɪ
 
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Definition of Pelletier, Pierre-Joseph in English:

( 1788–1842), French chemist. With his friend Joseph-Bienaimé Caventou ( 1795–1877) he isolated a number of alkaloids for the first time. Pelletier and Caventou also isolated the green pigment of leaves and gave it the name chlorophyll.

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