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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30 May 2024

Structure and Dynamic Rearrangements of the Pt2dba3 and Pd2dba3 Complexes in Solution

The article «Structure and Dynamic Rearrangements of the Pt 2dba3 and Pd2dba3 Complexes in Solution» by Kulikovskaya N.S., Ondar E.E., Perepukhov A.M., Kostyukovich A.Yu., Novikov R.A., Ananikov V.P. was published in Inorg. Chem. (ACS Publications)

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29 May 2024

Tailoring metal complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands using Electron-Withdrawing Groups: Impact on catalytic activity and property development

The review «Tailoring metal complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands using Electron-Withdrawing Groups: Impact on catalytic activity and property development» by Pankov R.O., Prima D.O., Ananikov V.P. was published in Coord. Chem. Rev. (Elsevier)

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28 May 2024

Computational analysis of R–X oxidative addition to Pd nanoparticles

The article «Computational analysis of R–X oxidative addition to Pd nanoparticles» by Polynski M.V., Vlasova Yu.S., Solovev Ya.V., Kozlov S.M., Ananikov V.P. was published in Chem. Sci. (Royal Society of Chemistry)

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15 April 2024

Mechanisms of Biological Effects of Ionic Liquids: From Single Cells to Multicellular Organisms

The review «Mechanisms of Biological Effects of Ionic Liquids: From Single Cells to Multicellular Organisms» by Egorova K.S., Kibardin A.V., Posvyatenko A.V., Ananikov V.P. was published in Chem. Rev. (ACS Publications)

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12 April 2024

Role of Acetylene in the Chemical Evolution of Carbon Complexity

The article «Role of Acetylene in the Chemical Evolution of Carbon Complexity» by Pentsak E.O., Murga M.S., Ananikov V. P. was published in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry (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.