A life in structural chemistry: Hommage à Lev V. Vilkov

István Hargittai, Anna L. Vilkova

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Lev V. Vilkov (1931-2010) dedicated his entire oeuvre to the determination and understanding of molecular structures. His works progressed parallel to the development of the Electron Diffraction Laboratory of the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State Lomonosov University. His legacy is precise structural data for hundreds of molecular compounds; observations concerning trends in geometrical variations among extended classes of substances; papers and monographs; and scores of pupils. He was caring as a family man; demanding in scientific research; dedicated as mentor; generous in international cooperation; devoted as friend; and had the ability to radiate his human qualities to all who had come in contact with him.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2011


  • Electron diffraction
  • Lev V. Vilkov
  • Molecular structure
  • Moscow State University
  • Russian science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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