SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Van Muylem Luc

(Last) (First) (Middle)
451 FLORIDA STREET

(Street)
BATON ROUGE LA

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
04/11/2007
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ALBEMARLE CORP [ ALB ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Vice Pres - Polymer Additives
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 3,382 I Albemarle Corporation Savings Plan
Common Stock 4,157 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Nonqualified Option (right to buy) 01/30/2006 01/29/2013 Common Stock 12,000 12.915 D
Explanation of Responses:
Remarks:
Nicole C. Daniel, Attorney-in-Fact 04/19/2007
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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POWER OF ATTORNEY





Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints each of 

Luther C. Kissam, IV, Nicole C. Daniel, Jennifer L. Estrada and Kathryn P. Finley, signing singly, 

the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:



(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as an 

officer and/or director of Albemarle Corporation (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4 and 5 

in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the 

rules thereunder;



(2)  do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that may be 

necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4 or 5, complete 

and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely file such form with 

the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or 

similar authority; and



(3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing that, 

in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or 

legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents 

executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this 

Power of Attorney shall be in such form and
 shall contain such terms and conditions 

as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.



The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do 

and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or proper to be done in 

the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as 

the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or 

revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's 

substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney 

and the rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing 

attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, 

nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.



This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer 

required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in 

securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing 

delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be 

executed as of this _____ day of _____________, 2007.















s/ Luc Van Muylem 



Luc Van Muylem