Aleksandr Nikolaevich Lebedev
Lebedev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich
Born 1881, in Moscow; died June 3, 1938. Soviet biochemist. Graduated from Moscow University in 1901 and the Moscow Institute of Agriculture in 1904. He became a professor at Moscow State University in 1921. His main works are devoted to the theory of alcoholic fermentation. In 1911 he proposed a method for extracting a complex of enzymes from yeast. He proved that dioxyacetone is the intermediate product of alcoholic fermentation.