Head: Vladimir A. Tartakovsky, Prof., Full Member of RAS (e-mail: tvaioc.ac.ru, tel. +7(499)135-4111)
The laboratory was established by its present head in 1971, after splitting from Organic Synthesis Department guided by Prof. S.S. Novikov, Assoc. Memb. Acad. Sc.
Chemistry of nitro compounds or chemistry of linear and cyclic polynitrogen and oxygen systems (N-nitrodiazene-N’-oxides, fused 1,2,3,4-tetrazine-1,3-dioxides, etc.).
Development of new methods for the preparation of nitro compounds, including substitutive N-nitration and addition of a trinitromethyl group to non-activated olefins.
Discovery of a reaction of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitronic esters to the multiple bond.
Development of a new strategy for the use of nitro compounds as versatile synthons in the organic synthesis.
Elaboration of a concept that allows constructing polynitrogen-oxygen systems with large number of covalently linked N and O atoms.
Development of computational methods for predicting energetic and operational properties of high energy compounds.
Discovery of dinitramide and its salts as well as designing appropriate synthetic procedures (in cooperation with Laboratory of Organic Synthesis, ZIOC). One of the synthesized compounds served as a basis for the creation of a new generation of propellants globally unmatched in terms of efficiency and environmental safety.