Georgii Gerogievich Furin (1939–2007)

Georgii Gerogievich Furin (1939–2007) ISSN 1070-4272, Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2007, Vol. 80, No. 10, p. 1779. Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text Editorial board, 2007, published in Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, 2007, Vol. 80, No. 10, p. 1750. OBITUARY Georgii Gerogievich Furin (1939 2007) DOI: 10.1134/S1070427207100394 On March 8, 2007, at the age of 69 passed away Georgii Georgievich Furin, a prominent Russia’s fluoroorganic chemist, doctor of chemical science, professor. Georgii Georgievich was born on Febru- ary 27, 1939, in Novorossiisk. Having early become an orphan (his father, G.I. Furin, was killed in action in December 1941, when defending Sevastopol), Ge- orgii Georgievich got used to work already in his childhood; during years of education at Dnepropet- rovsk University (1957 1962), he worked as loader, fireman, typography worker, and teacher of chemistry. Having graduated from the university in 1962, Georgii Georgievich became a staff member of Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, where he worked dur- ing his whole life and made his way up from a senior laboratory assistant to deputy director for research activities. Georgii Georgievich was an exceedingly erudite chemist, closely acquainted with almost the entire body of chemical literature (he was the author of numerous articles in encyclopedias published by of shops for manufacture of quite a number of fluoro- Springer, Guben-Weill, Harwood, and Elsevier pub- organic compounds. lishing houses). G.G. Furin was an excellent exper- imenter-synthesist and a brilliant analyst. Georgii Georgievich was a cultured person and a tactful, courteous and well-wishing, interesting and The main area of Georgii Georgievich’s scientific witty interlocutor, and a hospitable host. He was activities was study of fluorine-containing hetero- an honest man of principle who deeply loved his cyclic compounds; here, he was rightly considered Motherland. a world-renown authority. G.G. Furin was the author Respectful memory of Georgii Georgievich Furin of more than 400 papers, 30 reviews, and 8 mono- will be forever preserved in hearts of all those who graphs and holder of 40 patents. Georgii Georgievich was acquainted with this excellent person. was an excellent and attentive pedagogue. His pupils include 3 doctors and 9 candidates of science in Rus- Vorontsov Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian sia and 3 doctors of science in the Republic of Korea. Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Georgii Georgievich took care of his pupils during Novosibirsk his whole life by helping in their employment, re- Prikladnaya khimiya Russian Scientific Center search, publication of papers and books, and, occa- Galogen Open Joint-Stock Company sionally, financial problems. He was a member of scientific-technical councils at numerous chemical Editorial board and editorial staff of Zhurnal plants in our country and took part in the organization Prikladnoi Khimii Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

Georgii Gerogievich Furin (1939–2007)

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