Leninsky Prospect, 47, Moscow
Phone: +7 499 137-29-44
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Laboratory of Catalytic Reactions of Carbon Oxides (N40)

Head: Albert L. Lapidus, Prof., Associate Member of RAS (e-mail: albert.@ioc.ac.ru, tel.+7(499)135-5303)

The laboratory had been founded in 1969 by Prof. Ya.Т. Eidus and was headed by him until 1975. In 2001,  Group for Kinetics of Catalytic Processes created and headed by Prof. S.L. Kiperman in 1984-2000 was integrated into Laboratory.

Research Areas

Synthesis of hydrocarbons from CO and Н2 on catalysts containing metals of group VIII and its mechanism; acetylene-induced synthesis of hydrocarbons from CO and Н2, and hydropolymerization of C2H2 under the action of small amounts of CO.

Physicochemical and catalytic properties of new types of cobalt and iron catalysts and development of their preparation procedures.

Catalytic carbonylation of olefins, methanol and other alcohols, nitro compounds and heterocycles, haloalkanes and arenes by carbon monoxide on Pd-, Rh- and Fe-containing catalysts (including heterogeneous catalysts), and homologization of aliphatic nitriles using CO+H2.

Reactions based on CO2 and CH3OH, including syntheses of amino acids from aliphatic amines and CO2.

Catalytic reduction of CO2 to CO, methanation of CO2 and kinetic studies of the processes.

Coal liquefaction under the action of carbon oxide and water in the presence of iron catalysts.

Isomerization of C5-C6 alkanes and oligomerization of C2-C4 olefins. Catalytic transformations of C2-C4 alkanes to aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Main Results

Modified Co-catalysts for the synthesis of hydrocarbons from CO and H2 were designed; some of them have been introduced into industry. The process mechanism has been proposed.

High performance catalysts were elaborated for CO carbonylation of organic compounds. The catalyst for acetic acid production by carbonylation of methanol has been put into practice.

Catalysts of CO2 activation were designed.

High performance catalysts were developed for activation of С24 alkanes and their transformation to aromatic hydrocarbons.

The kinetics of catalytic dehydrogenation of С24 alkanes was studied and the process mechanism suggested.

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Congratulations! Valentine Ananikov has been elected to Academia Europaea! The European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europaea) was founded in 1988. It unites about four thousand globally acknowledged experts in mathematics, medicine, natural sciences, humanities, law, economy, and social and political sciences from many countries of Europe. Among its members are also European scientists who live in other regions of the world. Currently, it includes seventy two Nobel laureates and it should be highlighted that many of them were elected to the Academy before winning the Prize.
We are happy to invite you to Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry to take part in the International Conference ChemTrends-2018 on Organic & Hybrid Functional Materials and Additive Technologies to be held on September 23-28, 2018.
Professor Mario Pargliaro Lecturing at Zelinsky Institute Prof Mario Pagliaro (Palermo Italy) gave two talks on June 8th and 9th.
Selective In-Situ Metal Azide Reactions Alexey Sukhorukov, N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia, and colleagues studied the selective reactions of in-situ generated metal azides on N,N-bis(oxy)enamines. By combining readily generated bis(oxy)enamine substrates with sodium azide and one of a variety of metal salts (including Mg, Cu, Zn, Co, and Ni), the researchers showed that the metal cation selectively alters the mechanism to favor the formation of specific organoazide products.
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