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

15 October 2021

Metal nanoparticles in ionic liquids: Synthesis and catalytic applications

The article «Metal nanoparticles in ionic liquids: Synthesis and catalytic applications» by M.M. Seitkalieva, D.E. Samoylenko, K.A. Lotsman, K.S. Rodygin and V.P. Ananikov was published in Coord. Chem. Rev. (Elsevier)

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21 June 2021

One-Pot and Two-Chamber Methodologies for Using Acetylene Surrogates in the Synthesis of Pyridazines and Their D-Labeled Derivatives

The article «One-Pot and Two-Chamber Methodologies for Using Acetylene Surrogates in the Synthesis of Pyridazines and Their D-Labeled Derivatives» by M. Ledovskaya, M. Polynski, V.P. Ananikov was published in Chem. Asian J. (Wiley)

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16 June 2021

Comparing Separation vs. Fresh Start to Assess Reusability of Pd/C Catalyst in Liquid-Phase Hydrogenation

The article «Comparing Separation vs. Fresh Start to Assess Reusability of Pd/C Catalyst in Liquid-Phase Hydrogenation» by R. Mironenko, E. Saybulina, M. Trenikhin, R. Izmailov, K. Lotsman, K. Rodygin and V.P. Ananikov was published in ChemCatChem (Wiley)

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11 June 2021

Stabilization of the Pd–NHC framework with 1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene ligands toward decomposition in alkaline media

The article «Stabilization of the Pd–NHC framework with 1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene ligands toward decomposition in alkaline media» by A.Yu. Chernenko, A.V. Astakhov, V.V. Kutyrev, E.G. Gordeev, J.V. Burykina, M.E. Minyaev, V.N. Khrustalev, V.M. Chernyshev, and V.P. Ananikov was published in Inorg. Chem. Front. (RSC)

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01 June 2021

Systematic study of aromatic-ring-targeted cycloadditions of HMF platform chemicals

The article «Systematic study of aromatic-ring-targeted cycloadditions of HMF platform chemicals» by G.M. Averochkin, E.G. Gordeev, M.K. Skorobogatko, F.A. Kucherov, V.P. and Ananikov was published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (ACS)

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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.