Laboratory "Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic compounds"

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:
  • University of Lund (Sweden), project “Design and practical application of perovskite-porphyrin nanomaterials”.
  • Leibniz Institute for Photonics and Technology, Jena (Germany), project “Porphyrin-containing organic membranes and functional devices.
  • Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg (France), project “Calixarene-porphyrin receptors for alkali metal cations.
  • Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), project “Molecular recognition of amino acids by metalloporphyrins.
  • University of Osaka (Japan), project “Optically active supramolecular complexes of porphyrins.
  • Institute of Atomic and Molecular Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk (Belarus), project “Creation of new photochromic materials based on tetrapyrrole compounds and optimization of their parameters.
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.
Research Projects and Grants:
  • Russian Science Foundation, projects №№ 14-13-00232 and No. 19-73-20079 Projects of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, projects № 14-03-00011, 18-43-370001 r_a, and 19-03-00078A.
  • Federal target program "Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of innovative Russia" for 2009-2013 (G.K. No. 02.740.11.0857)INTAS, project YSF: 0037.
  • Grant of the Government of France for the exchange of scientific knowledge and technology, 2002-2003.
  • Seventh Framework Program of the European Community for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities, project IRSES-GA-2009-247260.


Senior Researcher
Phd in chemistry
Phd in chemistry
Phd in chemistry
Phd in chemistry
Deputy Director for Research Work, Head of Department
Doctor of сhemical sciences
Intern Researcher, Post-graduate Student
Phd in chemistry

1. Mamardashvili G.M., Kaigorodova E.Yu., Simonova O.R., Lazovskiy D.A., Mamardashvili N.Z. Interaction of the Sn(IV)-tetra(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin axial complexes with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide: Aggregation and location in micelles, fluorescence properties and photochemical stability // Journal of Molecular Liquids. - 2020. - V. 318. - Art.113988 ( IF: 5.06

2. Dmitrieva O.A., Ivanova Yu.B., Semeikin A.S., Mamardashvili N.Z. Fluorescence properties and quantum-chemical modeling of tert-butyl-substituted porphyrazines: Structural and ionization effect // Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. - 2020. - V. 240. - Art. 118601 ( IF: 3. 23

3. Mamardashvili G.M., Kaigorodova E.Yu., Khodov I.A., Scheblykin I., Mamardashvili N.Zh., Koifman O.I. Micelles encapsulated Cо(III)-tetra(4-sulfophenyl)porphyrin in aqueous CTAB solutions: Micelle formation, imidazole binding and redox Co(III)/Co(II) processes // Journal of Molecular Liquids. - 2019. - V. 293. - Art. 111471 ( IF: 4.56

4. Ivanova Yu.B., Pukhovskaya S.G., Mamardashvili N.Zh., Koifman O.I., Kruk M.M. Rate-Acidity hysteresis and  enthalpy-enttropy compensation upon metalloporphyrin formation: implication for the metal ion coordination mechanism. Journal of Molecular Liquids. - 2019. - V. 275. - P. 491-498 ( IF: 4.56

5. Mamardashvili G.M., Maltceva O.V., Lazovskiy D.A.,  Khodov I.A., Borovkov V., Mamardashvili N.Z., Koifman O.I. Medium effect on fluorescent properties of Sn(IV)-tetra(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin complexes in buffer solutions // Journal of Molecular Liquids. - 2019. - V. 277. - P. 1047-1053 ( IF: 4.56

6. Khodov I.A., Maltceva O.V., Klochkov V.V., Koifman O.I., Mamardashvili N.Z.  N-Confused porphyrins: complexation and 1H NMR studies // New Journal Chemistry, Is. - 2017. - V.16. - P. 7932-7937 (,  IF: 3.27

7. Lazovskiy D.A., Mamardashvili G.M., Khodov I.A., Mamardashvili N.Z. Water soluble porphyrin-fluorescein triads: Design, DFT calculation and pH-change-triggered fluorescence response // Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. - 2020. - V. 402. - Art.112832 ( IF: 3.31

8. Mamardashvili G., Lazovskiy D., Maltceva O., Mamardashvili N., Koifman O. The Sn(IV)-tetra(4-sulfonatophenyl) Porphyrin Complexes with Antioxidants: Synthesis, Structure, Properties // Inorganica Chimica Acta. - 2019. - V. 486. - P. 468-475.  ( IF: 2.26

9. Dmitrieva O.A., Chizhova N.V., Rusanov A.I., Koifman M.O., Mamardashvili N.Z. Spectral-Fluorescence Properties of Zn(II)-Octaphenyltetraazaporphyrins // Journal of Fluorescence. - 2020. - V. 658. - P. 657–664 (, IF: 1.85

10. Mamardashvili G., Kaigorodova E., Simonova O., Mamardashvili N. Influence of the macrocycle structure on the ability of Co(II)-porphyrins to oxidize in the presence of organic bases // Journal of Coordination Chemistry. - 2018. - V.  71(24). - P. 4194-4209 (, IF: 1.70

11. Ivanova Yu.B., Mamardashvili N.Zh. Fluorescent properties and kinetic rate constants  of some Zn-tetraarylporphyrins formation in acetonitrile. // Journal of Fluorescence. - 2017. - Vol. 27. - P. 303-307, ( IF: 1.461

12. Ivanova Y. B., Parfenov A.S., Mamardashvili N.Z. Chelation and fluorescence properties of tetraphenylporphyrin and 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin in acetonitrile // Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A. - 2017. - Jan. -- T. 91. - № 1. - C. 94-99. ( ) IF: 0.578

13. Mamardashvili G.M., Chizhova  N.V., Kaigorodova  E.Yu., Mamardashvili  N.Zh.  Cobalt(III) Tetrabenzoporphyrin: Synthesis, Spectral and Coordination Properties //  Russian journal of inorganic chemistry. - 2017. - Т. 62. - № 3. - С.  301-308 ( IF 0.63

14. Volkova T.V.,  Golubev V.A., Nikiforov M.Y.,  Mamardashvili G.M., Mamardashvili N.Z., Perlovich G.L.  Effect of Polyethyleneglycols (PEG) on Solubility of Co-III 5,10,15,20-Tetra(4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin and Methylimidazolyl Axial Complex at 298.2 K: Experiment and Modeling // Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society. - 2016. - Т. 27. - № 3. - С. 631-638 (  IF 1.198

15. Chizhova N.V., Zvezdina S.V., Kumeev R.S., Mamardashvili N.Z. Bromination of beta-positions of tetra(4-bromphenyl)porphyrin and its complex with Zn(II) // Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry. - 2015. - Т. 51. - № 11. - С. 1649-1651.  ( IF: 0.76

16. Chizhova N.V., Zvezdina S.V., Kataleva Y.S., Mamardashvili N.Z. Preparation and spectral properties of beta-bromo-substituted Mn(III) tetraphenylporphyrinates // Russian Journal of General Chemistry. - 2015. - Т. 85. - № 5. - С. 1132-1135.  (  IF: 0.481

17. Zvezdina S.V., Chizhova N.V., Mamardashvili N.Z.  Metal-exchange reaction of Mg-octaphenyltetraazaporphyrin with Co(II) // Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines. - 2014. - Т. 18. - № 1-2. - С. 169-172.( IF: 1.397

18. Tian Y.X., Sheinin V., Kulikova O., Mamardashvili N., Scheblykin I.G. Improving photo-stability of conjugated polymer MEH-PPV embedded in solid matrices by purification of the matrix polymer // Chemical Physics Letters. - 2014. - V. 599. - P. 142-145. (  IF: 1.897

19. Gorski, Gawinkowski S.,Starukhin A., Gladkov L., Chizhova N., Mamardashvili N., Scheblykin I., Waluk J. Resonance Raman and FTIR spectra of Mg-porphyrazines // Journal of Molecular Structure. - 2014. - V. 1058. - P. 197-204. ( IF: 1.602

20. Mamardashvili G.M., Kulikova O.M., Maltseva O.V., Koifman O.I., Mamardashvili N.Z.  One and two point binding of organic bases molecules by meso-nitro substituted Zn-octaethylporphyrins // Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines. - 2014. - V. 18. - № 12. - P. 1101-1107. (   IF: 1.397

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