Periodic system of molecules


Fascinating molecular material

Theoretical Modeling

Quantum chemical calculations and modeling


How are structure and properties interconnected?

Medicinal Chemistry

Synthetic organic chemistry for medicine and pharmaceutics

Electronic Properties

How are molecular structures and electronic properties connected?

Simply about the Complex

How do complex reactions really work?

Nanotubes Step by Step

How to turn graphene into nanotube?

Multilayered Materials

Molecular complexity layer by layer

Diamonds Are Forever

Inexhaustible potential of simple molecules

Nickel Catalysis

The “spirited horse” of modern chemical reactions

Atomic Precision

Selective organic reactions

Engineering of Reactors

Chemical processes in flasks, reactors, and chips

3D Printing

3D: from idea to object


Favorite reaction of organic chemists

Active Centers of Catalyst

Leaching and activation of nanocatalysts

Cocktail of Catalysts

How do catalytic reactions occur?

Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials journal
Impact Factor: 3.553 (Web of Science ; Q1: materials science, multidisciplinary)
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Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Valentine P. Ananikov, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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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. Most of the current industrial processes are based on the synthesis and processing of organic substances. Definitely, organic molecules are and will remain among the top priorities in the long-term development of chemical industry, including energy and fuel sectors.

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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 without a manufacturing delay. This applies both to the fundamental chemical research, as well as to research and engineering projects. We believe that this innovation can be a valuable tool in the creation of research equipment in chemical sciences.

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Invited Lectures at ZIOC RAS

Our invited lecture:

July 13, 2018;
16:00, ZIOC Library,
Prof. Marina A. Petrukhina,
University at Albany, USA.

"Charging Carbon Bowls and Belts with Multiple Electrons: Self-Assembly and Metal Intercalation Trends".

We cordially invite our colleagues to deliver scientific lectures at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

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26 July 2018

Nanostructured reagents with organic-group-defined morphology

The article "Exploring the performance of nanostructured reagents with organic-group-defined morphology in cross-coupling reaction" by A. S. Kashin, E. S. Degtyareva, D. B. Eremin and V. P. Ananikov was published in Nature Communications (Springer Nature)

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11 June 2018

Chemical Transformations of C6-Furanic Platform Chemicals

The article "Chemical Transformations of Biomass-Derived C6-Furanic Platform Chemicals for Sustainable Energy Research, Materials Science, and Synthetic Building Blocks" by F. A. Kucherov, L. V. Romashov, K. I. Galkin and V. P. Ananikov was published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (ACS Publications)

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07 June 2018

Improvement of quality of 3D printed objects

The article "Improvement of quality of 3D printed objects by elimination of microscopic structural defects in fused deposition modeling" by E. G. Gordeev, A. S. Galushko and V. P. Ananikov was published in PLOS ONE (PLOS)

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06 June 2018

Revealing the Unusual Role of Bases in Activation/Deactivation of Catalytic Systems

The article "Revealing the Unusual Role of Bases in Activation/Deactivation of Catalytic Systems: O–NHC Coupling in M/NHC Catalysis" by V. M. Chernyshev, O. V. Khazipov, M. A. Shevchenko, A. Yu. Chernenko, A. V. Astakhov, D. B. Eremin, D. V. Pasyukov, A. S. Kashin and V. P. Ananikov was published in Chemical Science (Royal Society of Chemistry)

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30 May 2018

Ten-fold Boost of Catalytic Performance in Thiol-yne Click Reaction

The article "Ten-fold boost of catalytic performance in thiol-yne click reaction enabled by a palladium diketonate complex with a hexafluoroacetylacetonate ligand" by D. B. Eremin, D.A. Boiko, E.V. Borkovskaya , V.N. Khrustalev, V.M. Chernyshev and V. P. Ananikov was published in Catalysis Science & Technology (Royal Society of Chemistry)

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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 Elected Member of the 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 bracnch 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.