• Born date: 1832-03-12
  • Born in: FrancE
  • Death date: 1899-04-20
  • Death in: FrancE
Charles Friedel

Charles Friedel (12 March 1832 – 20 April 1899) was a French chemist and mineralogist. A native of Strasbourg, France, he was a student of Louis Pasteur at the Sorbonne. In 1876, he became a professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the Sorbonne.Friedel developed the Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation reactions with James Crafts in 1877, and attempted to make synthetic diamonds.His son Georges Friedel (1865 – 1933) also became a renowned mineralogist.