Kabanov, Viktor Aleksandrovich
Born Jan 15, 1934, in Moscow. Soviet chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1968).
A student of V. A. Kargin, Kabanov graduated from Moscow University in 1956. Since 1970 he has been head of the sub-department of high-molecular-weight compounds at Moscow University. Kabanov has discovered and explained the phenomenon of rapid low-temperature polymerization of solid monomers during phase transformations. He has formulated and substantiated the principles of controlling polymerization by using complexing agents that alter the reactivity of monomers and the active intermediate products of the reaction. Kabanov has also achieved the synthesis of macromolecules on matrices from synthetic polymers that simulate matrix biosynthesis.