Dmitrii Kursanov

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Kursanov, Dmitrii Nikolaevich


Born Apr. 1 (13), 1899, in Moscow. Soviet organic chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1953).

Kursanov graduated from Moscow State University in 1924; he was a student of S. S. Nametkin. From 1943 he worked at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Beginning in 1954 he worked at the Institute of Heteroorganic Compounds, and, at the same time (beginning in 1953), at the Institute of Scientific Information of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. His main works are devoted to the study of mechanisms in organic reactions and of the reactivity of organic compounds. A recipient of the Lenin Prize (1963), Kursanov has been awarded two orders and various medals.


Reaktsii gidridnogo peremeshcheniia v organicheskoi khimii. Moscow, 1969. (With Z. N. Parnes.)
“Izotopnyi obmen vodoroda v aromaticheskikh kompleksakh perekhodnykh metallov.” Uspekhi khimii, 1968, vol. 37, issue 10, p. 1729. (With V. N. Setkina.)


Nesmeianov, A. N. “Dmitrii Nikolaevich Kursanov (K 70-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia).” Zhurnal organicheskoi khimii, 1969, vol. 5, issue 5.
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