Nikolay Dimitrievich Zelinsky
|1893-1953||M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies|
Area:Organic catalysis, cyclic hydrocarbons
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Founder of heterogeneous organic catalysis. Known for co-discovering the Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky halogenation. Discovered the phenomenon of dehydrogenation catalysis (1910). Invented the first effective filtering activated charcoal gas mask (1915).