Alexander Dianin

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Alexander Pavlovich Dianin
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Born (1851-04-20)April 20, 1851
Davydovo, Vladimir Governorate, Russian Empire
Died December 6, 1918(1918-12-06) (aged 67)
Petrograd, RSFSR
Nationality Russian
Alma mater University of Jena (PhD in Chemistry, 1877)
Imperial Medical-Surgical Academy in St. Petersburg (MD, 1882)
Known for Bisphenol A
Dianin's compound
Scientific career
Fields Organic chemistry
Institutions Imperial Medical-Surgical Academy in St. Petersburg
Influences Alexander Borodin
Nikolay Zinin
Influenced Phoebus Levene[1]

Alexander Pavlovich Dianin (Russian: Александр Павлович Дианин; April 20, 1851 – December 6, 1918) was a Russian chemist from Saint Petersburg. He carried out studies on phenols and discovered a phenol derivative now known as bisphenol A[2][3] and the accordingly named Dianin's compound.[4] He was married to the adopted daughter of fellow chemist Alexander Borodin. In 1887, Dianin succeeded his father-in-law as a chair of the Chemistry Department at the Imperial Medical-Surgical Academy in St. Petersburg.

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  1. ^ Tipson, R. Stuart (1957). Wolfrom, M. L., ed. Phoebus Aaron Theodore Levene: 1869–1940. Obituary. Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry. 12. New York: Academic Press. pp. 1–12. ISBN 9780080562711. 
  2. ^ Dianin, A. P. (1891). "Condensation of ketones with phenols". Zhurnal Russkogo Fiziko-Khimicheskogo Obshchestva (J. Russ. Phys. Chem. Soc.) (in Russian). St. Petersburg. 23: 488–517, 523–546, 601–611. 
  3. ^ Zincke, Theodor (1905). "Ueber die Einwirkung von Brom und von Chlor auf Phenole: Substitutionsprodukte, Pseudobromide und Pseudochloride". Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie (in German). 343: 75–99. doi:10.1002/jlac.19053430106. 
  4. ^ Dianin, A. P. (1914). "Condensation of phenol with unsaturated ketones. Condensation of phenol with mesityl oxide". Zhurnal Russkago Fiziko-Khimicheskago Obshchestva (J. Russ. Phys. Chem. Soc.) (in Russian). St. Petersburg. 36: 1310–1319.