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Borodin, Alexander Porfiryevich (Alexander)

Born: 1833 AD
Died: 1887 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Chemists, Composers


1833 - He was born on the 31st of October in St. Petersburg, Russia.

1850-1856 - He studied at the Medico-Surgical Academy, specializing in chemistry.

1859 - He studied in western Europe.

1862 - He published on of his research, which described the first nucleophilic displacement of chlorine by fluorine in benzoyl chloride.

1864 - He became adjunct professor of chemistry at the Medico-Surgical Academy and full professor.

1872 - He announced to the Russian Chemical Society the discovery of a new by-product in aldehyde reactions.

         - He helped found medical courses for women.

1875 - He published his last full article on reactions of amides and his last publication concerned a method for the identification of urea in animal urine.

1887 - He died on the 15th of February in St. Petersburg.


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