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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News

30 September 2021

Cycloaddition Reactions of In Situ Generated C2D2 in Dioxane: Efficient Synthetic Approach to D2-Labeled Nitrogen Heterocycles

The article «Cycloaddition Reactions of In Situ Generated C2D2 in Dioxane: Efficient Synthetic Approach to D2-Labeled Nitrogen Heterocycles» by V.V. Voronin, M.S. Ledovskaya, K.S. Rodygin и V.P. Ananikov was published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. (Wiley)

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29 September 2021

Evidence for "cocktail"-type catalysis in Buchwald–Hartwig reaction. A mechanistic study

The article «Evidence for "cocktail"-type catalysis in Buchwald–Hartwig reaction. A mechanistic study» by D.O. Prima, M. Madieva, Ju.V. Burykina, M.V. Minyaev, D.A. Boiko, and V. P. Ananikov was published in Catal. Sci. Technol. (RSC)

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27 September 2021

Acetylene and ethylene – universal C2 molecular units in cycloaddition reactions

The article «Acetylene and ethylene – universal C2 molecular units in cycloaddition reactions» by M.S. Ledovskaya, V.V. Voronin, K.S. Rodygin, and V.P. Ananikov was published in Synthesis (Thieme)

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27 September 2021

Development of 3D+G Printing for the Design of Customizable Flow Reactors

The article «Development of 3D+G Printing for the Design of Customizable Flow Reactors» by F.A. Kucherov, L.V. Romashov, and V.P. Ananikov was published in Chem. Engin. J. (Elsevier)

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21 September 2021

The dawn of cross-coupling

The article «The dawn of cross-coupling» by V.P. Ananikov was published in Nature Catalysis (Nature)

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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.