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
Keywords: V.V. Markovnikov, organic chemistry, Markovnikov’s Rule, unsaturated hydrocarbons, Russia - XIX century

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.

Author Biography

Aleksander Sztejnberg, Professor Emeritus, University of Opole, Oleska 48, 45-052 Opole, Poland

Aleksander Sztejnberg graduated from the Wrocław University (Poland) in Chemical Sciences (M.Sc., 1971). He obtained a PhD in Chemical Sciences at Wrocław University of Science and Technology in 1977. He earned a post-doctoral degree (D.Sc., habilitation) in Chemistry Didactics at Academy of Pedagogical Sciences in Moscow, Russia (1988). He is the author of 224 scientific publications, including textbooks and monographs, as well as journals articles.

Published
2019-10-01
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
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Historical Articles