Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2003, p. 165. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2003, p. 171. Original Russian Text Copyright C 2003 by the Editorial Board. ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ OBITUARIES ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ (October 23, 19063November 20, 2002) Prikladnaya Khimiya Russian Scientific Center and concerning the technology of manufacture of fluoride the entire domestic chemical science have suffered an and manganese compounds, compounds of magnesi- irreplaceable loss. um, iodine, and bromine, and various nitro com- pounds, Prof. Markov devoted his efforts to the de- On November 20, 2002, Sergei Sergeevich Mar- veloping space technology. kov, research worker at the Center, doctor of chemis- His works on creation of rocket propellant compo- try, professor, laureate of Lenin and State Prizes, nents and their use in special technologies culminated passed away at the age of 96. Having graduated from in that, in 1967, Markov was awarded, together with the Leningrad Pharmaceutical, and then from the Leningrad Technological, institutes, Sergei Sergeevich other members of a group, his second State Prize, and in 1976, a Lenin Prize for works on technology for started his scientific activities at the State Institute of synthesis of a new class of nitro compounds. Applied Chemistry (GIPKh) and devoted to this insti- tute 73 years of his working life, having worked his Sergei Sergeevich has trained a sizable pleiad of long way up from laboratory assistant to deputy direc- specialists working in various fields of the national tor of the Institute for scientific work. economy. His disciples include candidates and doctors of science and directors of companies, and with all Death deprived us of an outstanding scientist, of them he unselfishly shared his ideas, professional prominent specialist and organizer in the field of tech- and everyday experience, and knowledge. nical chemistry and space technology. All Prof. Mar- kov’s activities have been associated with the develop- Production shops to which Sergei Sergeevich made ment of domestic chemical industries and creation of a prominent creative contribution are still working the Russian school of chemical engineers with a broad at plants in Slavgorod, Perm, Nevinnomyssk, Dnepro- spectrum of capabilities. dzerzhinsk, Samara, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saki, Krasnoperekopsk, Baku, Novotroitsk, Nebit Dag, Nef- Technology for nepheline processing, production techala, Salavat, and Biisk; his studies in chemistry of of aluminum oxide from bauxites, synthesis of com- manganese have gained worldwide acceptance. pounds of magnesium, iodine, and bromine and in- organic fluoro compounds-all these issues have been Markov’s merits have been honored with high the subject of his interests and have been powered by State awards. his ideas. The rich legacy bequeathed to us by Sergei Sergee- Special mention should be made of Sergei Sergee- vich is constituted by his disciples, his numerous vich’s works on organization of industry for manufac- papers and inventions, and fruitful scientific ideas he ture of manganese compounds, on whose synthesis he had no time to implement himself. has been working till the last days of his life. An attentive and sensitive person and manager, he The originality and national importance of these in- has been always deeply respected by staff members vestigations and industrial implementation of research of the Institute and plants where he has ever been and developments are characterized by the fact that, in worked. 1937, the scientific degree of the candidate of science The unexceptionable honesty, culture, devotion to was conferred to Markov without backing a disserta- work and colleagues, and enormous working capacity tion, and in 1943, he was awarded the State Prize of and energy of Sergei Sergeevich have always caused the USSR for the development of GAP (GIPKh active sincere delight of those around him. pyrolusite). Together with his relatives and friends, we deeply During the World War II, Sergei Sergeevich re- grieve over the irreplaceable loss and will preserve mained in besieged Leningrad and supervised, together Sergei Sergeevich Markov’s respectful memory in our with the staff members of GIPKh, manufacture of hearts. defense-related products for the Leningrad front. Staff members of the Prikladnaya Khimiya In postwar years, continuing his work on problems Russian Scientific Center 1070-4272/03/7601-0165$25.00 C 2003 MAIK [Nauka/Interperiodica]
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