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Who is Alexander Dianin?
Alexander Dianin: Alexander Pavlovich Dianin 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.
- also known as Дианин, Александр Павлович
- born on (164 years ago) in Davydovo, Orekhovo-Zuyevsky District, Moscow Oblast
- nationality: Russia
- education: University of Jena
- profession: Chemist
- died on (97 years ago) in Saint Petersburg
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