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Paul Lebeau
Born December 2, 1868(1868-12-02)
Boiscommun, France
Died 1959
Paris, France
Nationality French
Doctoral advisor Henri Moissan
Known for discovery of several fluorine compound

Paul Marie Alfred Lebeau (December 19, 1868 ‚Äď 1959) was a French chemist. He studied at the elite √Čcole sup√©rieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI). Together with his doctoral advisor Henri Moissan he was working on fluorine chemistry discovering several new compounds, like bromine trifluoride, oxygen difluoride, selenium tetrafluoride and sulfur hexafluoride.

In 1899 he was able to obtain pure beryllium my electrolysis sodium fluoroberyllate (Na2[BeF2]).

In the World War I he was improving the gas mask design used by the French army.



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