Two Carbons


In our laboratory, a two-carbon project is underway to investigate the molecular complexity and transformations of C2 units. At the focus of our research are the two most important molecules, acetylene and calcium carbide.

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Molecular Complexity

Organic chemistry is an area of modern science, which is in highest demand today, as it helps to improve the quality of human life and to design new generations of drugs including those to prevent and treat the socially important diseases.

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Invisible Chemistry


How do molecules live and how do chemical reactions occur? Mechanistic studies open fantastic opportunity to find answers for these challenging questions.

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3D Printing in Chemistry

3D printing can significantly speed up the experimental chemical research, as it makes possible to manufacture even complex multi-component chemical equipment directly in the laboratory.

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21 June 2022

A novel approach to study catalytic reactions via electrophoretic NMR on the example of Pd/NHC-catalyzed Mizoroki–Heck cross-coupling reaction

The article «A novel approach to study catalytic reactions via electrophoretic NMR on the example of Pd/NHC-catalyzed Mizoroki–Heck cross-coupling reaction» by N.S. Kulikovskaya, E.A. Denisova, and V.P. Ananikov was published in Magn Reson Chem (Wiley)

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16 June 2022

Synthesis and characterization of Pd/NHCF complexes with fluorinated aryl groups

The article "Synthesis and characterization of Pd/NHCF complexes with fluorinated aryl groups" by D.O. Prima, R.O. Pankov, A.Yu. Kostyukovich, M.E. Minyaev, J.V. Burykina and V.P. Ananikov was published in Dalton Trans. (RSC)

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31 May 2022

“Hidden” Nanoscale Catalysis in Alkyne Hydrogenation with Well-Defined Molecular Pd/NHC Complexes

The article «"Hidden" Nanoscale Catalysis in Alkyne Hydrogenation with Well-Defined Molecular Pd/NHC Complexes» by E. A. Denisova, A. Yu. Kostyukovich, A. N. Fakhrutdinov, V. A. Korabelnikova, A. S. Galushko, and V. P. Ananikov was published in ACS Catalysis (ACS Publications)

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08 March 2022

Exploring metallic and plastic 3D printed photochemical reactors for customizing chemical synthesis

The article «Exploring metallic and plastic 3D printed photochemical reactors for customizing chemical synthesis» by E.G. Gordeev, K.S. Erokhin, A.D. Kobelev, Ju.V. Burykina, P.V. Novikov,and V. P. Ananikov was published in Sci. Rep. (Nature)

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02 March 2022

Thermal Mapping of Self-Promoted Calcium Carbide Reactions for Performing Energy-Economic Processes

The article «Thermal Mapping of Self-Promoted Calcium Carbide Reactions for Performing Energy-Economic Processes» by K.S. Rodygin, K.A. Lotsman, K.S. Erokhin, V.A. Korabelnikova, and V.P. Ananikov was published in Int. J. Mol. Sci. (MDPI)

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Welcome to our lab!

What do we know about the life cycle of molecules and pathways of chemical reactions?

Laboratory of academician of Russian Academy of Science Valentine Ananikov introduces an interdisciplinary research project "Molecular complexity and transformation".

The main research areas of the laboratory: catalysis, organic synthesis, nanotechnology, carbon materials, photochemistry, molecular modeling, organic and physical chemistry.

The aim of the laboratory is to create an integrated methodology for experimental and theoretical study of the catalytic functionalization of organic molecules and the development of new methods in organic chemistry.

The application of the studied processes is linked to organic synthesis, an area that made a remarkable impact on the history of Russian chemistry. The contribution of Russian science to this branch is widely recognized in the world, because of the works of the prominent Russian scientists like Alexander Butlerov, Vladimir Favorsky, Nikolay Zelinsky, Mikhail Kucherov, Ivan Nazarov, Alexey Balandin.