Structural Chemistry

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 237–241 | Cite as

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

  • István HargittaiEmail author
  • Anna L. Vilkova


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.


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


  1. 1.
    Vilkov LV, Mastryukov VS, Sadova NI (1983) Determination of the geometrical structure of free molecules. Mir Publishers, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Vilkov LV, Naumov VA (1986) Molecular structure of phosphor-organic compounds (in Russian). Nauka, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Vilkov LV, Pentin YuA (1987 and 1989) Physical methods in chemistry Parts I and II (in Russian). Vysshaya Shkola, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Special issue in Structural Chemistry (2000), pp 91–207Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry and Materials Structure and Modeling Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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