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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19 January 2024

Reversible Radical Addition Guides Selective Photocatalytic Intermolecular Thiol-Yne-Ene Molecular Assembly

The article «Reversible Radical Addition Guides Selective Photocatalytic Intermolecular Thiol-Yne-Ene Molecular Assembly» by Shlapakov N.S., Kobelev A.D., Burykina J.V., Kostyukovich A.Yu., König B., Ananikov V. P. was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Wiley)

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01 January 2024

Boosting the generality of catalytic systems by the synergetic ligand effect in Pd-catalyzed C-N cross-coupling

The article «Boosting the generality of catalytic systems by the synergetic ligand effect in Pd-catalyzed C-N cross-coupling» by Grebennikov N.O., Boiko D.A., Prima D.O., Madiyeva M., Minyaev M.E., Ananikov V.P. was published in J. Cat. (Elsevier)

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01 January 2024

Aerobic bacteria-supported biohybrid palladium catalysts for efficient cross-coupling reactions

The article «Aerobic bacteria-supported biohybrid palladium catalysts for efficient cross-coupling reactions» by Rybochkin P.V., Perchikov R.N., Karlinskii B.Ya., Kamanina O.A., Arlyapov V.A., Kashin A.S., Ananikov V.P. was published in J. Cat. (Elsevier)

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27 December 2023

Base-Ionizable Anionic NHC Ligands in Pd-catalyzed Reactions of Aryl Chlorides

The article «Base-Ionizable Anionic NHC Ligands in Pd-catalyzed Reactions of Aryl Chlorides» by Chernenko A., Baydikova V., Kutyrev V., Astakhov A., Minyaev M., Chernyshev V., Ananikov V. P. was published in ChemCatChem (Wiley)

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23 December 2023

Comparative Study of Pd-Mediated Carbon−Carbon, Carbon−Heteroatom, and Heteroatom−Heteroatom Bond Formation/Breakage (C = Csp3, Csp2, Csp; X = B, N, O, Si, P, S, Se, Te)

The article «Comparative Study of Pd-Mediated Carbon−Carbon, Carbon−Heteroatom, and Heteroatom−Heteroatom Bond Formation/Breakage (C = Csp3, Csp2, Csp; X = B, N, O, Si, P, S, Se, Te)» by Gordeev E.G., Musaev D.G., Ananikov V.P. was published in Organometallics (ACS Publications)

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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.