Depatments of organic synthesis

Head of the department:   Victor S. Malkov Ph.D.

Eployees: Marina P. Nikitich, Svetlana L. Knyazeva, Natalia Yu. Zolotukhina, Lyudmila E. Odysheva, Oleg A. Kotelnikov, Margarita V. Odnokopylova, Vera P. Tuguldurova, Maria V. Grabchenko, Daria A. Perminova, Miknail A. Fomchenkov, Maria V. Lyapunova.

The major research topics: synthesis of glyoxal-based organic compounds and investigation of their properties; chemical reactions thermodynamics and kinetics, development of technologies for  synthesis of new materials.

The main research areas

Synthesis of glycoluril and its derivatives

Responsible for this area: Lyudmila Odysheva

Development and optimization of synthesis of glycoluril and its derivatives with different functional groups are carried out. A search of new application of glycoluril and its derivatives in polymer modification and new substances synthesis is conducted.

The main results:

Methods of synthesis of glycoluril and its derivatives are optimized

Tetrabromglycoluril was shown to be a good brominating agent

Tetramethylolglycoluril was shown to be useful in resins modification, particularly for urea-formaldehyde resins

Synthesis of imidazole and its derivatives

Responsible for this area: Oleg Kotelnikov

Development and optimization of synthesis of imidazole and its derivatives with different functional groups have been carried out.

The main results:

Methods of synthesis of imidazole, 2-methyliidazole, 2-methyl-4(5)-nitroiidazole, etc have been optimized.

Technology of 2-methylimidazole is prepared to startup.

Synthesis of glyoxal-modified resins

Responsible to this area: Svetlana Knyazeva

Development and optimization of synthesis of glyoxal-modified resins have been carried out.

The main results:

Methods of synthesis of glyoxal-modified urea-formaldehyde resins have been optimized. It is possible to obtain low-toxic particle boards.

Methods of impregnating resin synthesis have been developed.

Synthesis of glyoxalic acid

Responsible to this area: Marina Nikitich

Development and optimization of glyoxalic acid synthesis via glyoxal partial oxidation have been carried out.

The main results:

  • Method of glyoxal partial oxidation into glyoxalic acid has been optimized for soft conditions; the sodium glyoxilate has been synthesized.Some samples are put to the tests.

Synthesis of glycolic acid

Responsible for this area: Victor Malkov

Development and optimization of glycolic acid synthesis by Cannizzaro reaction and modified Cannizzaro reaction have been carried out.

The main results:

Method of glycolic acid synthesis has been optimized for soft conditions, modified Cannizzaro reaction has been also developed.