D. I. Mendeleev: Reflecting on his death in 1907

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(Figure Presented) Periodic law and order: 2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Dmitrii Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907), the Russian chemist best known for formulating the Periodic Table. This Essay looks at Mendeleev in the context of the chemistry and the Russia of his own time and remembers him as the scientist, bureaucrat, and father who died believing that he had begun to put his affairs in order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2758-2765
Number of pages8
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


  • History of science
  • Mendeleev, Dmitrii Ivanovich
  • Periodic table
  • Periodicity


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