Leninsky Prospect, 47, Moscow
Phone: +7 499 137-29-44
Fax: +7 499 135-53-28

Laboratory of Chemistry of Nitro Compounds (N42)

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.

Research Areas

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.).

Main Resutls

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.

Лаборатория 42

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Important events:

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.
On February 1st, Prof. Gleb Sukhorukov from the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, gave a lecture “Remote Controlled Delivery Nanosystems” at ZIOC.
“We can record up to one thousand spectra per day” Director of Zelinsky Institute about Devising New Molecules
Steep and Thorny Way of a Scientist in Russia Prof. Valentine Ananikov participated in the plenary panel discussion HR Challenge for the Society held in the framework of VII Russian National Congress of Young Scientists and Specialists on November 30 – December 1 2016 in MEPhI.
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