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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18 November 2020

Catalytic C‐H Functionalization of Unreactive Furan Cores

The article «Catalytic C‐H Functionalization of Unreactive Furan Cores in the Bio‐derived Platform Chemicals» by B.Ya. Karlinskii and V.P. Ananikov was published in ChemSusChem(Wiley)

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29 October 2020

New bio‐based furanic materials effectively absorb metals from water and exert antimicrobial activity

The article «New bio‐based furanic materials effectively absorb metals from water and exert antimicrobial activity» by V.A. Klushin, V.P. Kashparova, A.A. Chizhikova, V.E. Andreeva, D.V. Chernysheva, A.A. Ulyankina, O.Yu. Kutsevalova, N.V. Smirnova, O.A. Kravchenko and V.P Ananikov was published in Chem. Eur. J. (Chemistry Europe, Wiley)

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01 October 2020

Introducing tox‐Profiles of Chemical Reactions

The article «Introducing tox‐Profiles of Chemical Reactions» by K.S. Egorova A.S. Galushko and V.P. Ananikov was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Wiley)

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21 September 2020

Directing-Group-Free, Carbonyl Group-Promoted Catalytic C–H Arylation of Bio-Based Furans

The article «Directing-Group-Free, Carbonyl Group-Promoted Catalytic C–H Arylation of Bio-Based Furans» by B.Ya. Karlinskii, A.Yu. Kostyukovich, F.A. Kucherov, K.I. Galkin, K.S. Kozlov, and V.P. Ananikov was published in ACS Catal. (ACS)

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03 September 2020

Discovery of NHC‐ethynyl coupling process

The article «Mechanistic study of Pd/NHC‐catalyzed Sonogashira reaction: discovery of NHC‐ethynyl coupling process» by D.B. Eremin, D.A. Boiko, A.Yu. Kostyukovich, J.V. Burykina, E.A. Denisova, M. Anania, J. Martens, G. Berden, J. Oomens, J. Roithová, and V.P Ananikov was published in Chem. Eur. J. (Chemistry Europe, Wiley)

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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.