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Boris Aleksandrovich KAZANSKY

organic chemist

Boris KAZANSKY, USSR Organic chemist. Professor; full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1946; Professor, Moscow University, since 1935; Director, Institute of Organic Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science, since 1954. Stalin Prize, 1949; two Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals.


KAZANSKY, Boris was born in 1891.


1918 graduated Moscow University.


1936 organized Catalytic Synthesis Laboratory at Institute of Organic Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science. 1943-1946 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science. 1955 member, Soviet delegation at International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Chemistry, Zurich.

Since 1960 member, Editor Board, journal “Doklady Academy of Sciences USSR” (Reports of the USSR Academy of Sciences). Specialist in catalytic conversions of hydrocarbons. 1936 discovered reaction of conversion of naphthenic hydrocarbons to aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of platinized carbon at 300-310° C.

1954 demonstrated that, in the presence of platinum, paraffins are simultaneously capable of conversion to hydrocarbons of the cyclopentane series. Together with G. S. Landsberg devised a method of detailed study of benzine, etc. 1936-1954 Director, Catalytic Synthesis Laboratory, Institute of Organic Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science.


God can not be proven by science which is the main way we study and understand our universe or natural world.


Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.