Nastiukov, Aleksandr

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Nastiukov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich


Born Oct. 11 (23), 1868, in Moscow; died there Feb. 16, 1941. Soviet chemist.

In 1890, Nastiukov graduated from the University of Moscow. He subsequently worked there and was appointed a professor in 1908. In 1933 he became a professor at the Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering. In 1903, Nastiukov discovered the reaction (later called the Nastiukov reaction) produced by combining formaldehyde and aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid. He used this reaction in the study of petroleum as well as in the synthesis of new plastics. From 1914 to 1919, Nastiukov developed new methods of preparing black and khaki sulfide dyes.


Rutovskii, B. N. “Prof. A. M. Nastiukov.” Zhurnal khimicheskoi promyshlennosti, 1941, vol. 18, no. 11, p. 36.
“Aleksandr Mikhailovich Nastiukov.” Tekhniko-ekonomicheskii vest-nik, 1926, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 207–09. (Contains a list of works by Nastiukov.)
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