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.
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