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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27 January 2023

Overclocking nitronyl nitroxide gold derivatives in cross-coupling reactions​

The article «Overclocking nitronyl nitroxide gold derivatives in cross-coupling reactions» by Zayakin I.A., Tretyakov E.V., Akyeva A.Ya., Syroeshkin M.A., Burykina J.V., Dmitrenok A.S., Korlyukov A.A., Nasyrova D.I., Bagryanskaya I., Stass D. and Ananikov V.P. was published in Chem. Eur. J. (Wiley)

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18 January 2023

"Liquid-to-solid" conversion of biomass wastes enhanced by nitrogen doping for the preparation of high-value-added carbon materials for energy storage with superior characteristics

The article «"Liquid-to-solid" conversion of biomass wastes enhanced by nitrogen doping for the preparation of high-value-added carbon materials for energy storage with superior characteristics» by Chernysheva D., Sidash E., Konstantinov M., Klushin V., Tokarev D., Andreeva V., Kolesnikov E., Kaichev V., Smirnova N. and Ananikov V.P. was published in ChemSusChem (Wiley)

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17 January 2023

Atom-economical synthesis of 1,2-bis(phosphine oxide)ethanes from calcium carbide with straightforward access to deuterium- and 13C-labeled bidentate phosphorus ligands and metal complexes

The article «Atom-economical synthesis of 1,2-bis(phosphine oxide)ethanes from calcium carbide with straightforward access to deuterium- and 13C-labeled bidentate phosphorus ligands and metal complexes» by Lotsman K.A., Rodygin K.S., Skvortsova I., Kutskaya A.M., Minyaev M.E. and Ananikov V.P. was published in Org. Chem. Front. (Royal Society of Chemistry)

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17 January 2023

Rapid access to molecular complexity from bioderived 5-HMF derivatives via cascade cycloadditions

The article «Rapid access to molecular complexity from bioderived 5-HMF derivatives via cascade cycloadditions» by Averochkin G.M., Gordeev E.G., Kucherov F.A. and Ananikov V.P. was published in Green Chem. (Royal Society of Chemistry)

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10 January 2023

Reductive Elimination or C–C bond Activation with Model Ni, Pd, Pt Complexes? A High-Accuracy Comparative Computational Analysis of Reactivity

The article «Reductive Elimination or C–C bond Activation with Model Ni, Pd, Pt Complexes? A High-Accuracy Comparative Computational Analysis of Reactivity» by Polynski M.V. and Ananikov V.P. was published in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (Wiley)

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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.