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

Laboratory of Catalytic Reactions of Carbon Oxides (N40)

Head: Associate member of RAS Albert L. Lapidus

e-mail: albert@ioc.ac.ru tel. +7 499 135 5303

Deputy Head.: Leading researcher, Dr. Sci. Oleg L. Eliseev

e-mail: oleg@ioc.ac.ru


Research areas:

1. Catalysts for the synthesis of hydrocarbons from CO and H2 (Fischer – Tropsch synthesis).

2. Catalytic carbonylation of various classes of organic compounds (olefins, alcohols, halides, amines, nitrates and others) with carbon monoxide. Development of new methods for producing carbonyl compounds - aldehydes, carboxylic acids, their esters, amides, carbonates, urethanes.

3. Kinetics and mechanisms of transformations of lower hydrocarbons on heterogeneous catalysts: dehydrogenation, isomerization, and aromatization reactions.


Recent selected papers


V.N. Sanin, V.N. Borshch, D.E. Andreev, D.M. Ikornikov, V.I. Yukhvid, S.Ya. Zhuk, N.V. Sachkova, A.L. Lapidus, O.L. Eliseev, Co-Based SHS-Catalysts for the Fisher–Tropsch Process. Advanced Materials & Technologies 2018, No 1, 36–40. DOI: 10.17277/amt.2017.04.pp.036-040.

A new class of polymetallic Fischer – Tropsch synthesis catalysts based on Co – Al and Fe – Al intermetallides with the possibility of doping with transition metals is proposed. Catalysts have high activity and high selectivity (up to 93%) for target higher hydrocarbons.





V. I. Isaeva, O.L. Eliseev, R.V. Kazantsev, V.V. Chernyshev, P.E. Davydov, B.R. Saifutdinov, A.L. Lapidus, L.M. Kustov, Fischer–Tropsch synthesis over MOF-supported cobalt catalysts (Co@MIL-53(Al)). Dalton Transactions 2016, 45, 12006–12014. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01394E

Heterogeneous catalytic systems are synthesized, which are nanoscale cobalt crystallites immobilized on organometallic frameworks of the MIL-53 (Al) type. Such catalysts were used for the synthesis of hydrocarbons from CO and H2 for the first time.





P. Chernavskii, G. Pankina, R. Kazantsev, O. Eliseev, Potassium as a Structural Promoter for an Iron/Activated Carbon Catalyst: Unusual Effect of Component Deposition Order on Magnetite Particle Size and Catalytic Behavior in Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis, ChemCatChem 2018, 10 (6), 1313–1320. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701818

A strong effect of the sequence of deposition of active components (Fe, K) on a support — activated carbon — on the activity of the resulting catalyst for the synthesis of higher hydrocarbons from CO and H2 was found.





O.L. Eliseev, T.N. Bondarenko, S.N. Britvin, P.P. Khodorchenko, A.L. Lapidus, Efficient water-soluble catalytic system Rh(I)-CAP for biphasic hydroformylation of olefins, Mendeleev Commun. 2018, 28, 264–266. DOI: 10.1016/j.mencom.2018.05.011

A new catalytic system for hydroformylation of olefins based on Rh (I) and a water-soluble ligand of 1,4,7-triase-9-phosphatricyclo [ 4,9] tridecane is proposed. The possibility of repeated use of the catalyst without loss of activity is shown.





V. I. Isaeva, O. L. Eliseev, R. V. Kazantsev, V. V. Chernyshev, A. L. Tarasov, P. E. Davydov, A. L. Lapidus, L. M. Kustov. Effect of the support morphology on the performance of Co nanoparticles deposited on metal-organic framework MIL-53(Al) in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Polyhedron 2019, 157, 389–395 DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.10.001.

Synthesis of a metal-organic framework under microwave conditions, followed by cobalt impregnation, allows one to obtain an active and selective Fischer – Tropsch synthesis catalyst.





V.I. Isaeva, O.L. Eliseev, V.V. Chernyshev, T.N. Bondarenko, V.V. Vergun, G.I. Kapustin, A.L. Lapidus, L.M. Kustov, Palladium nanoparticles embedded in MOF matrices: catalytic activity and structural stability in iodobenzene methoxycarbonylation. Polyhedron 2019, 158, 55–64 DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.10.065.

Palladium catalysts with a low noble metal content supported on a metal-organic framework were prepared and studied. It has been established that the use of these substrates allowed one to efficiently disperse supported palladium and significantly increase its activity in the carbonylation of iodobenzene in comparison with traditional supports. The possibility of reuse of the catalyst was shown.





P.A. Chernavskii, R.V. Kazantsev, G.V. Pankina, K.I. Maslakov, B.S. Lunin, O.L. Eliseev, Carbon–Silica Composite as an Effective Support for Iron Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts. Energy Technology 2019, 7 (4), 1800961. DOI: 10.1002/ente.201800961

It is proposed to modify the supported iron Fischer – Tropsch synthesis catalysts by preliminary coating the surface of the silica gel support with carbon by a specially developed technique. The method allows to increase the specific activity of iron and selectivity for target higher hydrocarbons. On the carbonized surface of silica gel, the deposited magnetite is more easily reduced to Hagg carbide, the active phase in the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide.





M. A. Botavina, Yu. A. Agafonov, N. A. Gaidai, E. Groppo, V. Cortés Corberán, A. L. Lapidus, G. Martra. Towards efficient catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane in the presence of CO2: Cr/SiO2 systems prepared by direct hydrothermal synthesis. Catalysis Science and Technology 2016, 6, 840–850. DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00998G

A new hydrothermal method has been developed for the synthesis of supported chromium catalysts for oxidative dehydrogenation of propane.


The paper was included in «2016 most accessed Catalysis Science and Technology articles»

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