Boris Vladimirovich Nekrasov

Nekrasov, Boris Vladimirovich


Born Sept. 6 (18), 1899, in Moscow. Soviet chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946).

Nekrasov graduated in 1924 from the G. V. Plekhanov Moslow institute of economy. He subsequently . worked there, as well as in other institutions of higher learning. He served from 1939 to 1960 as head of the subdepartment at the Kalinin Moscow Institute of Nonferrous Metals and Gold.

The majority of Nekrasov’s works are devoted to theoretical problems in chemistry. His research topics include homologous series and cis-trans-isomerism (1927), electron analogs (1935), the structure and properties of boranes (1940), the electron affinity of the chemical elements (1946), a method for quantifying induction interactions (1968), and molecular electrostatics (since 1970). He published the textbook A General Chemistry Course (1935; 14th ed., 1962) and the two-volume monograph General Chemical Principles (3rd ed., 1973). Nekrasov has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and several medals.