Nikita Milevsky, a high school student from the Moscow Chemical Lyceum, which is part to the continuous chemical education system practiced at ZIOC RAS, took part in the Taiwan International Science Fair 2016 held on January 24-30 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. It is an annual educational and competition platform for thousands of high school students from across the world. Nikita was nominated in the category Chemistry and ranked first with the presentation “Light as energy source in chemical reaction. New synthesis of valuable dithienylacetylenes”. The research was led by Dr. V.Z. Shirinyan (ZIOC Laboratory of Heterocyclic Compounds).
For more information see the publication in Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds (A. G. Lvov, N. A. Milevsky, V. Z. Shirinian. A convenient alternative method for the synthesis of dithienylacetylenes. Chem. Heterocycl. Compd. 2015, 51, 933. DOI: 10.1007/s10593-015-1800-8).