Alexey Yevgrafovich Favorsky
|Born||Alexey Yevgrafovich Favorsky
20 February [O.S. 3 March] 1860
Pavlovo, Nizhny Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||8 August 1945
Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||University of Moscow ,
University of Saint Petersburg
|Doctoral advisor||Alexander Butlerov|
|Doctoral students||Sergei Vasiljevich Lebedev,
|Known for||Favorskii rearrangement,
Favorsky studied chemistry at the imperial University of Saint Petersburg from 1878 to 1882. He joined Alexander Butlerov's laboratory for several years, and in 1891 became a lecturer. In 1895, Favorksy received his PhD and became professor for technical chemistry. His discovery of the Favorskii rearrangement in 1894 and the Favorskii reaction between 1900 and 1905 are connected to his name. He worked at the new inorganics department from 1897, and served as its director from 1934 to 1937. For his improvement of the production of synthetic rubber, Favorsky was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1941.
The artist Vladimir Favorsky was his nephew.
Favorsky died in 1945 and was buried at the Volkovskoye Orthodox cemetery.
- Biography (St. Petersburg Encyclopedia)
- Favorskii, A. E. (1894). J. Russ. Phys.-Chem. Soc. 26: 559.
- Lewis, David E. (1994). "The University of Kazan - Provincial Cradle of Russian Organic Chemistry, Part II: Aleksandr Zaitsev and his Students". Journal of Chemical Education 71: 93–97. Bibcode:1994JChEd..71...93L. doi:10.1021/ed071p93.(Favorskii's academic lineage)
- Shostakovskii, M. F. (1960). "The Influence of the Work of A. E. Favorskii on the Development of the Chemistry of High Molecular Compounds (Centenary of his Birth)". Russian Chemical Bulletin 9 (5): 723–730. doi:10.1007/BF01179164.