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Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 3:00 PM

Happy 200th Birthday Louis Pasteur: b1822



Originally judged as being only of middling intellectual capability, Louis Pasteur was the first to propose chirality in molecules (1847), proved the true cause of fermentation (1857), invented pasteurization (1862), and much, much more.

In his later life, Pasteur lived in an apartment in the Pasteur Institute, which he founded. Echoing Seneca, Pasteur wrote, “Chance favours invention only for minds prepared for discoveries by patient study and persevering efforts.”

Happy Birthday, Louis Pasteur, and find out more or check December’s Chemistry World, page 48

PS Feel free to volunteer a “Happy Birthday Chemist” for January 2023; post here and the best suggestion(s) will be sent a ChemDraw tatoo. 

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