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Nikolay Demyanov

Nikolay Yakovlevich Demyanov
BornMarch 27 [O.S. March 15] 1861
DiedMarch 19, 1938(1938-03-19) (aged 77)
EducationDoctor of Science (1899)
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Alma materImperial Moscow University (1886)
Known forDemjanov rearrangement
AwardsLenin Prize (1930)
Scientific career
FieldsOrganic chemistry
Thesis On the action of nitric anhydride and nitrogenous oxide on hydrocarbons of the ethylene series
Doctoral advisorVladimir Markovnikov

Nikolay Yakovlevich Demyanov (Russian: Никола́й Я́ковлевич Демья́нов; March 27 [O.S. March 15] 1861, Tver – March 19, 1938, Moscow), also known as Demjanov and Demjanow, was a Russian organic chemist and a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1929). He is internationally known for the Demjanov rearrangement organic reaction and other discoveries.

He was a recipient of the Lenin Prize in 1930.


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