Fedor Tserevitinov

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Tserevitinov, Fedor Vasil’evich


Born July 24 (Aug. 5), 1874, in the village of Peredel, Kaluga Province; died June 10, 1947, in Moscow. Soviet organic chemist. Honored Worker in Science and Technology of the RSFSR (1935).

Tserevitinov graduated from the Imperial Technical Institute (since 1917, the Moscow Higher Technical School) and was a professor there from 1899 to 1930. From 1908 to 1947 he was also a professor at the Moscow Commercial Institute (since 1924, the G. V. Plekhanov Moscow Institute of the National Economy), and from 1921 to 1937, at the K. A. Timiriazev Moscow Agricultural Academy.

Tserevitinov developed a method for the determination of labile hydrogen atoms (the Chugaev-Tserevitinov method). His main works were devoted to the chemistry and technology of food products. He studied the chemical composition of fruits and vegetables and proposed techniques for their processing.

Tserevitinov was awarded the Order of Lenin.


Osnovy plodovogo i iagodnogo vinodeliia. Moscow, 1906.
Khimiia i tovarovedenie svezhikh plodov i ovoshchei, 3rd ed., vols. 1–2. Moscow, 1949.
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