Aleksandr Arbuzov

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Aleksandr Arbuzov
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Aleksandr Arbuzov
Born(1877-10-12)October 12, 1877
DiedJanuary 22, 1968(1968-01-22) (aged 90)
Alma materUniversity of Kazan
Known forMichaelis–Arbuzov reaction
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Kazan
Doctoral advisorAlexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev

Aleksandr Erminingeldovich Arbuzov (12 October 1877 – 22 January 1968) was a Russian Empire and Soviet chemist who discovered the Michaelis–Arbuzov reaction.

A native of Bilyarsk, Arbuzov studied in the Kazan University under Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev.[1] He graduated in 1900 and became professor at the same university in 1911. After World War II he was put in charge of the Soviet Institute of Organic Chemistry.

Arbuzov was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1943.

In addition to his scientific research, Arbuzov also wrote A Brief Sketch of the Development of Organic Chemistry in Russian (1948).


  1. ^ Lewis, D.E. (1994). "The University of Kazan: Provincial Cradle of Russian Organic Chemistry. Part II: Aleksandr Zaitsev and His Students". The Journal of Chemical Education. 71: 91–95. Bibcode:1994JChEd..71...91O. doi:10.1021/ed071pA91.

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