I'm working on a chemistry paper about the Belousov-Zhabotinsky-reaction (a chemical oscillator).
Boris Belousov was the first to discover the Belousov-Zhabotinsky-reaction (BZ-reaction), whilst Zhabotinsky later continued Belousovs research. See also this question.
In the paper 'An Analysis of the Belousov-Zhabotinskii Reaction' I read the following:
Boris Pavlovich Belousov was born in Russia during the 19th century and was one of five children. His older brother first interested Belousov in science while constructing an explosive to assasinate the Czar. (It should be noted that they were unsuccessful in this attempt.)
I'm trying to check the fact if it is true that Belousov become interested in science because of constructing an explosive with his brother. I searched on the internet, but can't find an other source that confirms or denies this. Neither does the paper where I read this give sources for the claim.
On Google I can only sporadic find a link to a website that (presumably) says it, but I've (till now) always encountered 404-pages, so I've not been able to thoroughly check it.
Should I reject this and not include it in my work?
Or is it acceptable to use it, if I include the source correctly?
According to ...., Belousov became interested in science when constructing an explosive with his brother to assassinate the czar.