The main objective of the laboratory is to create new functional materials using organic compounds.

The research is being carried out in four main areas:

  •  Development of methods of homogeneous and metal complex catalysis for new materials and their components;
  •  Design, synthesis and study of the metal-organic framework catalysts and sorbents properties;
  •  Development of new ionic liquids and the study of their properties, the use of ionic liquids in organic and organo-element synthesis;
  •  Creation of new polymer materials with special properties as well as scientific foundations of the technology for their production, including the development of new catalysts (initiators), promoters etc., moreover, the study of mechanistic aspects of the various types of polymerization.
Within the first area of research experiments are being conducted aimed at adaptation and modification of existing catalytic methods, as well as the development of new catalytic methods for the preparation of aromatic and aliphatic compounds with special properties (components of surfactants, high-temperature organic heat carriers, components of various tech fluids).

The investigation in the balance between the acid-base and redox properties of multifunctional catalysts and adsorbents based on zeolite-like metal-organic framework materials in catalytic processes of fine organic synthesis is subject to the second area of research.

In the course of working in the third research area new ionic liquids are being created, their properties are being investigated and the possibility of their use in the synthesis of organic and organo-element compounds is being studied.

The fourth area focuses on the improvement of methods for obtaining processed ultra-high molecular polyethylene, as well as creating new polymeric materials, including block copolymers and fluorinated polymers.

International partners of the Laboratory: University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Free University of Berlin (Germany), Humboldt University (Germany), National University of Kёnbuk (Korea), University of Public de Navarra (Spain).

Expert in the field: Doctor in Chemistry Nikolay Adonin, adonin@catalysis.ru

Section of Organic Chemistry Department of Natural Sciences NSU
Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences