Butlerov, Alexander Mikhailovich (1828-1886)
Butlerov, Alexander Michailovich
Born: Tschistopol near Kazan (Russia), 1828
Died: Biarritz (France), 1886
Butlerov was professor in Kazan (1857) and St. Petersburg (1868). He was one of the foremost theorists of structural chemistry which lead him to do research in isomers. He also studied polymerisation reactions and synthesised the first artificial sugar, a mixture of hexoses.
Formaldehyde was discovered by Wilhelm Von Hofmann with Alexander Butlerov in 1867.