Aleksei Vyshnegradskii

Vyshnegradskii, Aleksei Nikolaevich

 

Born Nov. 25 (Dec. 7), 1851, in St. Petersburg; died there Apr. 29, (May 11), 1880. Russian organic chemist.

Vyshnegradskii graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1876. He was a student of A. M. Butlerov, in whose laboratory he worked from 1873. In 1878 when distilling cinchonine with potassium hydroxide he obtained quinoline and when distilling quinine, 6-methoxyquinoline. In 1880 he synthesized tetrahydroquinoline and ethyltetrahydropyridine and worked out a method of reducing organic compounds (particularly pyridine and its homologues) with metallic sodium in an alcoholic medium.

REFERENCE

Musabekov, lu. S.“Vydaiushchiisia predstavitel’ butlerovskoi shkoly—Aleksei Nikolaevich Vyshnegradskii.” Zhurnal prikladnoi khimii, 1952, vol. 25, issue 7, pp. 681-86.
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