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Chemistry of Coordination Polynuclear Compounds Laboratory

Igor L. Eremenko

Head of Laboratory, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry), Academician of RAS

  • Coordination chemistry of homometallic and heterometallic molecular and polymeric complexes of transition metals and lanthanides with various functional anionic and neutral ligands.
  • Synthesis and research into photoluminescent and photosensitive complexes with lanthanide and transition metal ions.
  • Chemical design of molecular and mono-ion magnets.
  • Synthesis of porous coordination polymers and research into their functional properties.
  • Search for molecular precursors to produce oxide materials.
  • Development of nanostructured composite cathode materials with a core-shell structure based on electrochemically active phases.

Procedures for the synthesis of molecular and polymeric complexes based on 3d and 4f metal ions with carboxylic acid anions were developed. Depending on the nature of metal ions and organic ligands between ions of heterometals, ferromagnetic type of exchange interactions occurs, or aromatic fragments sensitize the bright luminescence of lanthanide ions.

Methods for the synthesis of Li–M (M = V4+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Zn2+) tetranuclear molecular complexes were developed. Using the example of the Li–Zn complex, the {Li2M2(O2C)6} fragment was shown to be a new type of secondary block for the synthesis of new organometallic frameworks (MOFs) (in conjunction with the Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch RAS).

The combination of the dianion bichelate fragment {M(R2mal)2}2– (M = V4+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Zn2+) and a heterometallic cation (alkali, alkaline earth elements, transition metals) or an organic cation was shown to yield molecular complexes, including compounds with the nuclearity M36 (M = Co, Ni), and polymer complexes of various topologies.

The molecular assembly method based on the {Fe2MO(Piv)6} blocks (M = Co, Ni) and bidentate and tridentate bridging N-donor ligands yielded hard and breathing porous coordination polymers (in conjunction with the Pisarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).

1. Evgenia S. Bazhina Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
2. Fedor M. Dolgushin Leading Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
3. Natalya V. Gogoleva Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
4. Julia K. Voronina Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
5. Ekaterina N. Zorina-Tikhonova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
6. Mikhail A. Kiskin Leading Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
7. Vladimir V. Kovalev Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
8. Sergey A. Kozyukhin Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
9. Yuri V. Kokunov Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
10. Maksim A. Shmelev Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
11. Irina A. Lutsenko Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
12. Elena V. Makhonina Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
13. Anna E. Medvedeva Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
14. Sergey E. Nefedov Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
15. Marina E. Nikiforova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
16.Stanislav A. Nikolaevsky Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
17. Natalya A. Ovchinnikova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
18. Yuri A. Politov Head Technologist
19. Viktor I. Privalov Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Physics and Mathematics)
20. Galina A. Razgonyaeva Researcher )
21. Aleksey A. Sidorov Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry
22. Marina A. Uvarova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
23. Irina G. Fomina Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
24. Dmitry S. Yambulatov Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
25. Vyacheslav V. Volkov Leading Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics)
26. Lidia S. Pechen’ Junior Researcher
27. Galina N. Kuznetsova Leading Technologist
28. Irina P. Gurkina Technologist
29. Vladimir V. Veretennikov Technologist
30. Maria I. Podobedova Researcher
31. Daria A. Nefedova Senior Research Assistant
32. Peter I. Syshchikov Senior Research Assistant
33. Yulia V. Bekkereva Senior Research Assistant
34. Anna S. Brekhova Senior Research Assistant
35. Andrey A. Vorob’ev Senior Research Assistant
36. Ksenia A. Korzhukova Senior Research Assistant
37. Ekaterina I. Obukhova Senior Research Assistant

Postgraduate Students
1. Alina A. Grineva
2. Roman R. Datchuk
3. Lidia S. Pechen’
4. Maksim A. Shmelev

  • Kiskin, E. Zorina-Tikhonova, S. Kolotilov, A. Goloveshkin, G. Romanenko, N. Efimov, I. Eremenko. Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of a family of complexes, containing {CoII2DyIII} pivalate core and pentanuclear CoII4DyIII derivative // European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2018. V. 2018(12). p. 1356–1366.
  • V. Gogoleva, E.N. Zorina-Tikhonova, A.S. Bogomyakov, N.N. Efimov, E.V. Alexandrov, E.A. Ugolkova, M.A. Kiskin, V.V. Minin, A.A. Sidorov, I.L. Eremenko. Chemical design of heterometallic coordination polymers based on {Cu(Me2mal)2} fragment // European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2017. V. 2017(3). p. 547–562.
  • A. Sapianik, E.N. Zorina-Tikhonova, M.A. Kiskin, D.G. Samsonenko, K.A. Kovalenko, A.A. Sidorov, I.L. Eremenko, D.N. Dybtsev, A.J. Blake, S.P. Argent, M. Schröder, V.P. Fedin. Rational synthesis and investigation of porous metal-organic framework materials from a preorganized heterometallic carboxylate building block // Inorganic Chemistry. 2017. V. 56(3). p. 1599–1608.
  • Goldberg, M. Kiskin, O. Shalygina, S. Kozyukhin, Zh. Dobrokhotova, S. Nikolaevskii, A. Sidorov, S. Sokolov, V. Timoshenko, A. Goloveshkin, I. Eremenko. Tetranuclear heterometallic {Zn2Eu2} complexes with 1-naphthoate anions: synthesis, structure and photoluminescence properties // Chemistry – An Asian Journal. 2016. V. 11. p. 604–612.
  • A. Polunin, N.P. Burkovskaya, J.A. Satskaya, S.V. Kolotilov, M.A. Kiskin, G.G. Aleksandrov, O. Cador, L. Ouahab, I.L. Eremenko, V.V. Pavlishchuk. Solvent–induced change of electronic spectra and magnetic susceptibility of CoII coordination polymer with 2,4,6-Tris(4-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine // Inorganic Chemistry. 2015. V. 54. p. 5232–5238.
  • A. Sotnik, R.A. Polunin, M.A. Kiskin, A.M. Kirillov, V.N. Dorofeeva, K.S. Gavrilenko, I.L. Eremenko, V.M. Novotortsev, S.V. Kolotilov. Heterometallic coordination polymers assembled from trigonal trinuclear Fe2Ni–pivalate blocks and polypyridine spacers: topological diversity, sorption and catalytic properties // Inorganic Chemistry. 2015. V. 54. p. 5169–5181.
  • S. Bazhina, G.G. Aleksandrov, A.S. Bogomyakov, M.A. Kiskin, S.M. Masoud, O.M. Nikitin, T.V. Magdesieva, A.A. Sidorov, I.L. Eremenko. Polymeric heterometallic dicarboxylates [MIIx(VIVO)xL2x(H2O)y] (MII = Ba, Mn; L = Me2mal, Bumal) and their electrochemical study on solid and composite paste electrodes // Polyhedron. 2014. V. 77. p. 47–56.
  • Zauzolkova, Zh. Dobrokhotova, A. Lermontov, E. Zorina, A. Emelina, M. Bukov, V. Chernyshev, A. Sidorov, M. Kiskin, A. Bogomyakov, A. Lytvynenko, S. Kolotilov, Y. Velikodnyi, M. Kovba, V. Novotortsev, I. Eremenko. Step-by-step thermal transformations of a new porous coordination polymer [(H2O)5CuBa(Me2mal)2]n (Me2mal2 – dimethylmalonate): Thermal degradation to barium cuprate // Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 2013. V. 197. p. 379–391.
  • N. Zorina, N.V. Zauzolkova, A.A. Sidorov, G.G. Aleksandrov, A.S. Lermontov, M.A. Kiskin, A.S. Bogomyakov, V.S. Mironov, V.M. Novotortsev, I.L. Eremenko. Novel polynuclear architectures incorporating Co2+ and K+ ions bound by dimethylmalonate anions: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties // Inorganica Chimica Acta. 2013. V. 396. p. 108–118.
  • N. Dorofeeva, S.V. Kolotilov, M.A. Kiskin, R.A. Polunin, Zh.V. Dobrokhotova, O. Cador, S. Golhen, L. Ouahab, I.L. Eremenko, V.M. Novotortsev. 2D porous honeycomb polymers versus discrete nanocubes from trigonal trinuclear complexes and ligands with variable topology // Chemistry – A European Journal. 2012. V. 18. p. 5006–5012.
  • L. Eremenko – State Prize in Science and Technology (2002), L.A. Chugaev Prize (1995), Order of Friendship (2011)
  • A. Kiskin – Honorary Diploma of the European Academy for Young Scientists of Russia (2008)
  • A. Sidorov – Honorary Certificate of FANO Russia for excellent work and outstanding achievements in professional activities (2018)

Grants of the Russian Science Foundation

  • 16-13-10537. Chemical design and methods for controlling photoactivity and magnetic properties of light-emitting and magnetically active polynuclear crystals with atoms of 3d and 4f elements (2016–2018)
  • 14-23-00176. Metal-containing molecular and supramolecular architectures as precursors for directed production of functional materials and coatings (2014–2018)

Grants of the Russian Science Foundation for Basic Research

  • 14-03-01116. Substitution of ligands and remetallation in polynuclear carboxylate complexes of 3d-metals (2014–2016)
  • 13-03-12430. Molecular photomagnetic materials based on coordination polymers (2013–2015)

RF President grants for State Support of Young Scientists

  • NSh-4773.2014.3. Scientific foundations of the methodology of the directed chemical assembly of molecular materials based on polynuclear homometallic and heterometallic complexes with atoms of d-, f— and s-elements possessing unique physical properties (2014–2015)
  • MK-5522.2014.3. Molecular design of photoactive heterometallic coordination polynuclear structures (2014–2015)
  • MK-1185.2011.3. Chemical assembly of porous coordination polymers based on molecular complexes (2011–2012)
  • Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RAS (Moscow)
  • Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds RAS (Moscow)
  • Razuvaev Institute of Organometallic Chemistry RAS (Nizhny Novgorod)
  • Postovsky Institute of Organic Synthesis, Ural Branch RAS (Ekaterinburg)
  • International Tomography Center, Siberian Branch RAS (Novosibirsk)
  • Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch RAS (Novosibirsk)
  • Moscow State University (Moscow)
  • Astrakhan State Technical University (Astrakhan)
  • Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don)
  • Tauride Academy, Crimean Federal University (Simpheropol)
  • Pisarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany)
  • University of Rennes (France)