The photo depicts A.Ye.Arbuzov with his successor G.Kh.Kamai. "Every-day communication with such an exacting teacher was the best university for me as well as for many other chemists of our country, - Ghilm Khairevich wrote, - We, his students, tried to imitate him in everything."
An outstanding scientist and lecturer, A.Ye.Arbuzov was an active science manager and historian. There are materials of the V Mendeleyev Congress in the Museum, when Arbuzov was elected as the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, some articles on history of Chemistry and Kazan School of Chemistry.
A number of exhibits tell us about A.Ye.Arbuzov as a person of many talents. He was a skilful glass-blower, and visitors can see a special table, which he used for his work, a brochure "Brief Guide to Glass-Blowing", written and published in 1912 and a famous "Arbuzov's retort", used by all laboratories of Organic Chemistry for many years.
Tow photographs are the evidence of his passion for music and playing the violin. One picture depicts a quartet of scientists: V.A.Yevlampyev, A.Ye.Arbuzov, Burgsdorf and L.N.Parfentyev. The other one shows him with his granddaughter Marina Borisovna, a professional pianist. Here one can see his personal stand with notes (Beethoven Sonatas) with autograph "Arbuzov. 1930".
Together with his father B.A.Arbuzov made a great contribution to further development of Kazan School of Chemistry. He entered on his scientific career in 1925-1926, when under his father's direction he began to study the method of tapping and then composition of soft resin.
A few years later as a post-graduate student (1926-1929) he studied the composition of tapping products of liquid and solid parts of soft resin as well as products of its processing such as turpentine and rosin, using physical chemistry methods for the first time. In 1928 Boris Aleksandrovich was awarded Butlerov Prize by Russian Society of Physical Chemistry for his work.
B.Arbuzov's studies on isomerization of turpentines and their oxides was a great contribution to science; the results of this research were summarized in his Doctor's Thesis "Researches of Isomorphic Transformations of Bicyclic Turpentines of Hydro-carbons and Their Oxides", defended in 1936.
B.Arbuzov played an important role in training highly professional chemists, who have been working in different fields of economy, research institutes and universities. Among his disciples is A.I.Konovalov, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Russia, and A.N.Pudovik, Correspondent Member of Academy of Sciences of Russia.