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Jean Pierre Joseph d'Arcet (1777-1844), French chemist. D'Arcet made important contributions to the advancement of industrial processes for producing and improving metal alloys such as bronze and to methods for extracting gold and silver. D'Arcet's metal, an alloy of bismuth, zinc and lead, is named after him.
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