Laboratory conducts research in the multilateral and promising field of modern inorganic chemistry related to polynuclear coordination compounds, i.e. complexes containing several atoms of metal in one molecule. Combining multiple metal atoms often leads to novel useful properties of polynuclear compounds which would not be possible with mononuclear complexes. Such properties are manifested as fluorescent, magnetic, electronic and other effects. The laboratory conducts the study and synthesis of such compounds. New properties of the obtained compounds can be used for practical applications in medicine, material chemistry, catalysis and other technological fields.

The main activities of the laboratory are the following:

  •  The development of synthetic chemistry of homo- and heterometallic polynuclear and cluster complexes of metals of different nature with functional ligands. The research focuses on the creation of molecular, coordination-polymeric, supramolecular and nano-sized objects that are of interest to solve important issues of catalysis, material science, biochemistry and medicine;
  •  A comprehensive study of the molecular and electronic structure of the compounds obtained through experimental and theoretical methods, density functional theory (DFT), non-stationary density functional theory (TDDFT), and topological methods in quantum chemistry such as: the e-localization (ELF) and the quantum theory of "atoms in molecules" (QTAIM) in combination with the study of luminescence, radiopaque, magnetic and conductive properties.
The results of the laboratory research are the following:

  •  New promising options of activation, conversion and fixation of small molecules that are major components of environmental pollution have been developed;
  •  Molecular complexes that combine the core of the cluster {Fe2S2} with an element of Group 13, M = Al or Ga have been obtained for the first time. Diiron fragment (Fe2S2) at the heart of these clusters is related to the active center of the hydrogenase enzyme, and is widely studied as a possible effective process electrocatalyst involving molecular hydrogen, e. g., the decomposition of water using sunlight;
  •  New water-soluble cluster complexes of rhenium with heterocyclic pseudo-amphiphilic ligand environment, promising as fluorescent dyes for biovizualizatsii cells have been obtained;
  •  A series of hybrid polymeric materials containing octahedral cluster complexes of rhenium have been obtained. For the first time prototype polymer-based OLEDs octahedral cluster complexes of rhenium have been created.
Partners of the laboratory:

Head of laboratory: Doctor in Chemistry Yuri Mironov, yuri@niic.nsc.ru

Section of Inorganic Chemistry Department of Natural Scineces NSU
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences