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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12 March 2021

Biomass- and calcium carbide-based recyclable polymers

The article «Biomass- and calcium carbide-based recyclable polymers» by S.A. Metlyaeva, K.S. Rodygin, K. A. Lotsman, D.E. Samoylenko, and V.P. Ananikov was published in Green Chem. (RSC)

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24 February 2021

Biomass-Derived Ionic Liquids Based on a 5-HMF Platform Chemical

The article «Biomass-Derived Ionic Liquids Based on a 5-HMF Platform Chemical: Synthesis, Characterization, Biological Activity, and Tunable Interactions at the Molecular Level» by M.M. Seitkalieva, A.V. Vavina, A.V. Posvyatenko, K.S. Egorova, A.S. Kashin, E.G. Gordeev, E.N. Strukova, L.V. Romashov, and V.P. Ananikov was published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (ACS)

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16 February 2021

Biobased C6-Furans in Organic Synthesis and Industry

The article «Biobased C6-Furans in Organic Synthesis and Industry: Cycloaddition Chemistry as a Key Approach to Aromatic Building Blocks» by F.A. Kucherov, L.V. Romashov, G.M. Averochkin, and V.P. Ananikov was published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (ACS)

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28 January 2021

Sustainable Hydrogenation of Vinyl Derivatives

The article «Sustainable Hydrogenation of Vinyl Derivatives Using Pd/C Catalysts» by R.M. Mironenko, E.R. Saybulina, L.N. Stepanova, T.I. Gulyaeva, M.V. Trenikhin, K.S. Rodygin and V.P. Ananikov was published in Catalysts (MDPI)

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21 January 2021

Different effects of metal-NHC bond cleavage on the α-arylation of ketones

The article «Different effects of metal-NHC bond cleavage on the Pd/NHC and Ni/NHC catalyzed α-arylation of ketones with aryl halides» by K.E. Shepelenko, S.B. Soliev, A.S. Galushko, V.M. Chernyshev and V.P. Ananikov was published in Inorg. Chem. Front (RSC)

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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.