Irina Beletskaya

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Irina Beletskaya
Irina Beletskaya in 2005
Born (1933-03-10)March 10, 1933
Saint Petersburg
Residence Russian
Citizenship Russian
Fields Organometallic chemistry
Institutions Moscow State University
Alma mater Moscow State University
Known for Studies on aromatic reaction mechanisms, palladium and nickel catalysed methods for C-C bond formation
Notable awards Demidov Prize (2003)

Irina Petrovna Beletskaya (Russian: Ири́на Петро́вна Беле́цкая) (born 1933) is a professor of chemistry at Moscow State University, where she serves as head of the Organoelement Chemistry laboratory.[1] She specialises in organometallic chemistry and its application to problems in organic chemistry. She is best known for her studies on aromatic reaction mechanisms, as well as work on carbanion acidity and reactivity.[2] She developed some of the first methods for carbon-carbon bond formation using palladium or nickel catalysts, and extended these reactions to work in aqueous media. She also helped to open up the chemistry of organolanthanides. She is an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a former president of the Division of Organic Chemistry of IUPAC, and she has served as editor-in-chief of the Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry.


  1. ^ "Division of Organic Chemistry". Moscow State University. April 14, 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  2. ^ "A Tribute to Prof. Irina P. Beletskaya" (PDF). Arkivoc 2008 ((iv)): 1–7. Jun 10, 2007.