Laboratory 2-1. Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic compounds

Scientific direction: 
Synthesis, chemical structure and reactivity of aromatic macrocyclic compounds in solutions
Phone: 
+7 (4932) 336990

Main research themes of the Laboratory: 

 «Macrocyclic receptors for molecular measuring devices» 
 «Optical molecular devices for chemical sensors»
 
Group leader:  Mamardashvili N. Zh., Doctor of chemical sciences, Professor 
 
The purpose of the investigations consists in elaboration of new ways of synthesis and investigation of the dependence between structure and properties of new macroheterocyclic ligands as the basis for creation of new substances and materials possessing special functional properties. 
 
Supramolecular synthesis focusing on porphyrins, calix[4]pyrrols and calix[4]arens, their precursors and derivatives have been carried out. 
 
Molecular recognition of host/guest molecules occurs with non-covalent bonds (ionic, H-bridge, charge transfer, hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions) has been investigated. 
 
The features of the macrocyclic compounds response on the solvation, coordination and acid-basicity interactions effects have been estimated.  
 

Collaboration with leading scientific schools working in this field:
 
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), project “Molecular receptors for aminoacids recognition by metalloporphyrins”. 
Lui Pasteur's University of Strasbourg (France), project “Calixaren-porphyrins as new sensors for alkali cations recognition”. 
University of Osaka (Japan), project “Optically active supramolecular complexes of porphyrins”. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific results of investigations are summarized in the monographs: 
 
«Synthetic receptors on the base of porphyrins and their conjugates with calix[4]arens».  Koifman O.I., Mamardashvili N.Zh., Antipin I.S. // М.: Nauka, 2006, 246 p. 
«Сomplexation of Porphyrins with Ions and Organic Molecules».  In book. Chemical processes with participation of biological and related compounds. Leiden- Boston: Brill. 2008.   P.117-168. 
 
The results are also regularly reported at various conferences in Russia and abroad. 
 
Collaboration with leading scientific schools working in this field:
 
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), project “Molecular receptors for aminoacids recognition by metalloporphyrins”. 
Lui Pasteur's University of Strasbourg (France), project “Calixaren-porphyrins as new sensors for alkali cations recognition”. 
University of Osaka (Japan), project “Optically active supramolecular complexes of porphyrins”.