Vol. 3 No. 2 (2019)
Historical Articles

Vladimir Vasilyevich Markovnikov (1838-1904) – the eminent Russian chemist, author of one of the best known empiric rule in organic chemistry

Aleksander Sztejnberg
Professor Emeritus, University of Opole, Oleska 48, 45-052 Opole, Poland
Bio
Published September 29, 2019
Keywords
  • V.V. Markovnikov,
  • organic chemistry,
  • Markovnikov’s Rule,
  • unsaturated hydrocarbons,
  • Russia - XIX century
How to Cite
Sztejnberg, A. (2019). Vladimir Vasilyevich Markovnikov (1838-1904) – the eminent Russian chemist, author of one of the best known empiric rule in organic chemistry. Substantia, 3(2), 97-103. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-639

Abstract

This is a survey of the literature concerning the empiric rule developed by Vladimir Vasilyevich Markovnikov in 1869 and its various, unauthentic versions, which are available in the organic chemistry textbooks published in the XX and XXI centuries. This survey is supplemented with: 1) information about Markovnikov’s chemical research, 2) selected facts of his life.