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/minerology 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.
* Friedal's wife's father was the engineer, Charles Combes. The Friedel family, is a rich lineage of French scientists:
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