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  • Michel Eugène Chevreul was a French chemist whose work with fatty acids led to early applications in the fields of art and science. He is credited with the discovery of margaric acid, creatine, and designing an early form of soap made from animal fats and salt. He lived to 102 and was a pioneer in the field of gerontology. He is also one of the 72 People on the Eiffel Tower.

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  • "For his researches in organic chemistry, particularly on the composition of the fats, andf for his researches on the contrast of coulours."

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  • Chevreul demonstrated that fats are compounds of glycerol and fatty acids, and he was the first to isolate several fatty acids.
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