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Auguste Laurent
Born November 14, 1807
La Folie
Died April 23, 1853
Nationality French
Fields chemistry
Known for anthracene
phthalic acid
carbolic acid

Auguste Laurent (November 14, 1807 - April 23, 1853) was a French chemist who discovered anthracene, phthalic acid, and identified 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 and worked with Charles Frédéric Gerhardt.

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