Alexander Dianin : biography
Alexander Pavlovich Dianin ( 1851–1918) was a Russian chemist from Saint Petersburg. He carried out studies on phenols and discovered a phenol derivative now known as bisphenol A and the accordingly named Dianin's compound. He was married to the adopted daughter of fellow chemist Alexander Borodin. In 1887, Dianin succeeded his father-in-law as a chair of the Chemistry Department at the Imperial Medical-Surgical Academy in St. Petersburg.
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