Robert Nikolaevich Glushkov (1929, born in Moscow)
Russian organic chemist, a specialist in synthesis of therapeutics. His scientific works are mainly devoted to the search and development of methods of preparation of synthetic drugs and to studies on chemistry of mono- and polynuclear nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds. He created (together with assistants) the antidepressant inkazan and the antitumor preparation fopurin. He developed original methods for industrial synthesis of clonidine, piracetam, allopurinol, ketamine, gemfibrozil, pyrazidole, tetrindol and other drugs. Bibliography: Great Medical Encyclopedia, Third Edition; Synthetic Drugs (co-authored with L. N. Yakhontov) (1983) Meditsina, Moscow.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal
Chief editor: Robert Glushkov, D.Sc., Professor, academician of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
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September 10 - 75th anniversary of the birth of Robert Georgievich Glushkov (1929, born in Moscow), Russian organic chemist, specialist in the synthesis of drugs, Academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. From 1982, he was Director of the Ordzhonikidze All-Union Chemical and Pharmaceutical Institute, from 1989 Director of the Center of Drug Chemistry, All-Russian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Institute. His main works concern the development of approaches for synthesis of drugs and also chemistry of mono- and polynuclear nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds. He elaborated (with colleagues) an antidepressant, inkasan, and an antitumor drug, fopurin. He developed methods of industrial synthesis of klofelin (in 1979 he won Gold Medal of the All-Union Exhibition of National Economy Achievements), pyracetam, allopurinol, ketamin, gemfibrosil, pyrasidol, nibentan (1998), and other drugs. For development of new drugs, he won the State Prize (1981). He is Editor-in-Chief of Khimiko-Farmatsevticheskii Zhurnal. Bibliography: see Great Medical Encyclopedia, Third Edition; Synthetic Drugs (1983) Moscow (with L. N. Yakhontov). Literature: R. G. Glushkov (1999) Vestn. Ros. Akad. Med. Nauk, No. 9, 60; Khim.-Farm. Zh. (1999) No. 8, 5-6.
Robert G. Glushkov
Full Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
General Director of the Center for Drug Chemistry