Bohatsky, Oleksii [Богацький, Олексій; Bohac'kyj, Oleksij], b 25 August 1929 in Odesa, d 19 December 1983 in Kyiv. Chemist, full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR from 1976. Bohatsky graduated from Odesa University, whose department of organic chemistry he headed from 1959. He served as the university’s rector in 1970–5. From 1975 he headed the Southern Research Center of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR; from 1977 he was the director of the academy’s Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR. His major studies are concerned with dynamic stereochemistry and conformation analysis of heterocycles, the chemistry of physiologically active compounds, biochemistry, and methods of organic synthesis.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]