Chelintsev, Vladimir Vasil’evich
Born Feb. 10 (22), 1877, in Saratov; died there Apr. 3,1947. Soviet organic chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1933).
Chelintsev became a professor at Moscow University in 1910 and at the University of Saratov in 1917. His principal works dealt with heterocyclic and organomagnesium compounds. He isolated individual organomagnesium compounds, and in 1904 he showed that ether and tertiary amines catalyze the Grignard reaction. He proposed methods for synthesizing a number of derivatives of pyrrole, α-keto acids, and unsaturated ketones. Chelintsev also developed methods for detecting small amounts of such compounds as acetone, furfural, formaldehyde, and acetaldehyde.