Irina Beletskaya

Irina Beletskaya

Irina Beletskaya

Birth : (1933-03-10)March 10, 1933(age 87) Saint Petersburg

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Name Irina Beletskaya
Birth (1933-03-10)March 10, 1933(age 87) Saint Petersburg
Birth Place (age 87) Saint Petersburg
Nationality Russian
Alma Mater Moscow State University
Fields Organometallic chemistry
Institution Moscow State University)
Famous Research Studies on aromatic reaction mechanisms, palladium and nickel catalysed methods for C-C bond formation

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Irina Petrovna Beletskaya (Russian: Ири́на Петро́вна Беле́цкая) (born 1933) is a professor of chemistry at Moscow State University.


Beletskaya was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1933.


She graduated from the Department of Chemistry of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1955.


She obtained the Candidate of Chemistry (analogous to Ph.D) degree in 1958.


In 1970 she became a Full Professor of chemistry at Moscow State University, where she currently serves as head of the Organoelement Chemistry Laboratory.


Beletskaya was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Science of USSR in 1974.


In 1992 she became a full member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Between 1991-93 she served as president of the Division of Organic Chemistry of IUPAC.


Until 2001 she served on the IUPAC Committee on Chemical Weapons Destruction Technology (CWDT).


  • Lomonosov Prize, 1974.
  • Mendeleev Prize, 1979.
  • Nesmeyanov Prize, 1991.
  • Demidov Prize, 2003.
  • State Prize, 2004.
  • IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Award, 2013.