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List of notable or famous chemists from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Russia and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Russia is included when available.

List features people like Dmitri Mendeleev, Nikolay Semyonov.

This historic chemists from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from Russia?" These prominent chemists of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian chemists.

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Alexander Borodin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from Russia
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Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five, who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1833-1887)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Chemist, Composer

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#14 on The Best Romantic Composers of All Time

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Alexander Butlerov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from Russia
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Alexander Butlerov


Alexander Mikhaylovich Butlerov was a Russian chemist, one of the principal creators of the theory of chemical structure, the first to incorporate double bonds into structural formulas, the discoverer of hexamine, the discoverer of formaldehyde and the discoverer of the formose reaction. He first ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1828-1886)

Birthplace: Chistopol, Russia

Profession: Chemist

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Alexander Dianin


Alexander Pavlovich Dianin was a Russian chemist from Saint Petersburg. He carried out studies on phenols and discovered a phenol derivative now known as bisphenol A and the accordingly named Dianin's compound. He was married to the adopted daughter of fellow chemist Alexander Borodin. In 1887, ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1851-1918)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Russia, Davydovo, Orekhovo-Zuyevsky District Moscow Oblast

Profession: Chemist

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Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chemists from Russia
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Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev


Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaitsev, also spelled as Saytzeff and Saytzev, was a Russian chemist from Kazan. He worked on organic compounds and proposed Zaitsev's rule, which predicts the product composition of an elimination reaction. ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1841-1910)

Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

Profession: Chemist

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Alexander Ivanovich Oparin was a Soviet biochemist notable for his untested theories about the origin of life, and for his book The Origin of Life. He also studied the biochemistry of material processing by plants and enzyme reactions in plant cells. He showed that many food-production processes ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1894-1980)

Birthplace: Uglich, Russia

Profession: Biochemist, Chemist

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Alexey Favorsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Chemists from Russia
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Alexey Yevgrafovich Favorsky, also spelled Favorskii, was a Soviet/Russian chemist. ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1850-1945)

Birthplace: Pavlovo, Russia

Profession: Chemist

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August Bischler was a Russian Empire-born ethnic Crimea German chemist who later emigrated to Switzerland. Together with Bernard Napieralski he discovered the Bischler-Napieralski reaction. ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1865-1957)

Birthplace: Taurida Governorate

Profession: Chemist

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Boris Pavlovich Belousov was a Soviet chemist / biophysicist who discovered the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction in the early 50s. His work initiated the field of modern nonlinear chemical dynamics. The Belousov family had strong anti-Tsarist sympathies and, after the Russian Revolution of 1905, they ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1893-1970)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Physicist, Chemist

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