We develop synthetic methods for organometallic compounds of late transition metals with application in homogeneous catalysis, photochemistry and biochemistry

Current group members

  • Dr. Dmitry S. Perekalin, Group leader, dsp@ineos.ac.ru
  • Dr. Evgeniya A. Trifonova, researcher
  • Dr. Nikita V. Shvydkiy, researcher
  • Roman A. Pototsky, PhD student
  • Alina A. Komarova, PhD student
  • Nikita M. Ankudinov, Ms student
  • Andrey M. Kolos, Ms student


Former group members

  • Dr. Maria V. Babak, defended Ms thesis, left for PhD studies in the University of Vienna, Austria with Prof. Christian Hartinger
  • Dr. Eduard E. Karslyan, defended PhD thesis, left for industrial position at BASF 
  • Dr. Andrey I. Konovalov, defended Ms thesis, left for PhD studies in ICIQ, Spain with Prof. Vladimir V. Grushin
  • Dr. Dmitry V. Vasilyev, defended Ms thesis, left for PhD studies in EPFL, Switzerland with Prof. Paul Dyson
  • Dr. Andrey A. Mikhailov, researcher, left for independent research in the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS
  • Dr. Petr A. Zhmurov, researcher, left for research in Krasavin group at the Saint Petersburg State University
  • Abdusalom A. Suleymanov, defended Ms thesis, left for PhD studies in EPFL, Switzerland with Prof. Kay Severin 
  • Natalia L. Loskutova, defended Ms thesis, left for industrial position at Mars
  • Andrei M. Shved, defended Ms thesis, left for PhD studies in ETH Zurich, Switzerland with Prof. Peter Chen 


A short textbook "Organometallic Chemistry and a bit of Catalysis" in Russian. Designed to explain organometallic chemistry to a common organic chemist. Download from Google Drive


Synthesis and reactivity of the cyclobutadiene nickel bromide

N. V. Shvydkiy - synthesis
E. A. Dlin - synthesis
K. V. Ivanov - synthesis
A. G. Buyanovskaya - analytical methods
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 6801−6806. Link

Variability of Rh(III)-catalyzed reactions of aromatic oximes with alkenes

E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
A. A. Komarova - synthesis
D. Chusov - ideas, chiral chromatography
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

Synlett, 2020, 31, 1117−1120. Link

Reactions of arene replacement in transition metal complexes

N. V. Shvydkiy - review
D. S. Perekalin - review, head of the lab
special thanks to E. E. Karslyan and N. L. Loskutova for initial work

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020, 411, 213238. Link

Synthesis and reactivity of heptamethylcyclohexadienyl rhodium(III) complexes

R. A. Pototskiy - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

Organometallics 2019, 38, 4607–4614. Link

Design of manganese phenol picomplexes as Shvotype catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of ketones

N. V. Shvydkiy - catalytic studies
O. Vyhivskyi - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 1602−1605. Link

 

Organometallic cyanotype: formation of Prussian blue by photochemical decomposition of the arene iron complex

D. S. Perekalin - idea, synthesis, head of the lab
D. S. Shved - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray

Mendeleev Commun. 2019, 29, 71−73. Link

Rhodium(III) complex with a bulky cyclopentadienyl ligand as a catalyst for regioselective synthesis of dihydroisoquinolones via C-H activation of arylhydroxamic acids

E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
N. M. Ankudinov - synthesis
M. V. Kozlov - synthesis
M. Yu. Sharipov - fungicide studies
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 1657016575Link

Sandwich complexes of iron and ruthenium with the semiconducting aromatic hydrocarbon picene

A. M. Shved - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2018, 875, 24−28. Link


A planar-chiral rhodium(III) catalyst with sterically demanding cyclopentadienyl ligand and its application for the enantioselective synthesis of dihydroisoquinolones

E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
N. M. Ankudinov - synthesis
A. A. Mikhaylov - synthesis
D. A. Chusov - ideas and chiral resolution
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 7714−7718. Link

Synthesis and reactivity of the cyclohexadienyl rhodium complexes

R. A. Pototskiy - synthesis
A. A. Lisov - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2018, 862, 71−75. Link


Insertion of carbenoids into X-H bonds catalyzed by the cyclobutadiene rhodium complexes

N. L. Loskutova - synthesis
N. V. Shvydkiy - synthesis of catalyst and intermediate
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - DFT calculations, head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2018, 867, 86−91. Link

Ruthenium-catalyzed reductive amidation without an external hydrogen source

N. Z. Yagafarov - synthesis
K. Muratov - synthesis
K. Biriukov - synthesis
D. Usanov
O. Chusova
D. S. Perekalin - synthesis of catalysts, discussion of mechanism
D. Chusov - head of the lab

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 557–563. Link

Cluster [Co3(CO)32-CO)33-C8H8)] as a ligand: experimental and theoretical study

M. M. Vinogradov - synthesis
D. S. Perekalin - DFT calculations
E. I. Gutsul - IR spectroscopy
V. V. Novikov - NMR
A. F. Smol’yakov - X-ray
H. Wadepohl - synthesis, head of the lab
A. R. Kudinov - DFT calculations, head of the lab
D. A. Loginov - synthesis, head of the lab

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 5663–5669. Link

Synthesis of 13-vertex dimetallacarboranes by electrophilic insertion into 12-vertex ruthenacarboranes

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis
K. A. Lyssenko - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - DFT calculations, head of the lab
M. Corsini - electrochemistry
F. Fabrizi de Biani - electrochemistry

Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 15710−15718. Link

Cyclobutadiene complexes of platinum metals

N. V. Shvydkiy - review
D. S. Perekalin - review, head of the lab

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, 349, 156–168. Link

Some aspects of reductive amination in the presence of carbon monoxide: cyclopropyl ketones as bifunctional electrophiles

O. I. Afanasyev - synthesis
A. A. Tsygankov - synthesis
D. L. Usanov - ideas
D. S. Perekalin - DFT calculations
A. D. Samoylova - synthesis
D. Chusov - head of the lab

Synthesis 2017, 49, 2640−2651. Link
Ligand design for site-selective metal coordination: Synthesis of transition metal complexes with η6-coordination of the central ring of anthracene

E. E. Karslyan - synthesis
A. O. Borissova - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, DFT calculations, head of the lab

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 565584–5587. Link
Unpredictable cycloisomerization of 1,11-dien-6-ynes by a common cobalt catalyst

A. A. Suleymanov - synthesis
D. V. Vasilyev - synthesis
V. V. Novikov - NMR
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2017, 13, 639–643. Link
Synthesis of the cyclopentadienone rhodium complexes and investigation of their catalytic activity in the reductive amination of aldehydes in the presence of carbon monoxide

R. A. Pototskiy - synthesis
O. I. Afanasyev - catalytic studies
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. Chusov - catalytic studies
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab
D. S. Perekalin - head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 835, 6–11. Link
Cyclobutadiene arene complexes of rhodium and iridium
N. V. Shvydkiy - synthesis
E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
A. M. Shved - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
D. Chusov - catalytic studies
D. S. Perekalin - ideas, DFT calculations
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Organometallics 2016, 35, 3025−3031Link
Heterogeneous bromination of alkenes using Bi(III) polybromide complexes as {Br2} source

S. A. Adonin - idea, synthesis of polybromides
D. S. Perekalin - bromination reactions
I. D. Gorokh - synthesis
D. G. Samsonenko - 
M. N. Sokolov - head of the lab
V. P. Fedin - head of the lab

RSC Adv. 2016662011–62013Link
Cyclobutadiene metal complexes: a new class of highly selective catalysts. An application to direct reductive amination

O. I. Afanasyev - synthesis
A. A. Tsygankov - synthesis
D. L. Usanov - ideas and advice
D. S. Perekalin - ideas and advice, synthesis of catalysts
N. V. Shvydkiy - synthesis of catalysts
V. I. Maleev - head of the lab
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab
D. Chusov. - head of the lab

ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 2043–2046. Link
General route to cyclobutadiene rhodium complexes

D. S. Perekalin - ideas, synthesis
N. V. Shvydkiy - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 16344–16348. Link
Synthesis of cyclohexadienyl ruthenium complexes by replacement of the naphthalene ligand in [(η5-C6H3Me4)Ru(η6-C10H8)]+

E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
D. S. Perekalin - ideas and advice, a bit of synthesis
N. L. Loskutova - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - DFT calculations, head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2015, 785, 106-111. Link
Selective ruthenium labeling of the tryptophan residue in the bee venom peptide melittin

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, idea
V. V. Novikov - NMR
A. A. Pavlov - NMR 3D structure
I. A. Ivanov - chromatography and mass-spectrometry
N. Yu. Anisimova - cell and mice experiments
A. N. Kopylov - mice experiments
D. S. Volkov - ICP-MS analysis
I. F. Seregina - ICP-MS analysis
M. A. Bolshov - head of the lab
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 4923-4925. Link
Synthesis of the half-sandwich ruthenium complexes [Cp*RuL3]+ via naphthalene replacement in [Cp*Ru(C10H8)]+

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, ideas
N. V. Shvydkiy - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Mendeleev Commun. 2015, 25, 29-31. Link

17-Crown-5 ether condensed with 11-vertex nido-carborane

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis
K. A. Lyssenko - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Russ. Chem. Bull. 2014, 63, 2351-2354. Link
Synthesis of the cyclohexadienyl ruthenium arene complexes [(η5-C6H3Me4)Ru(η6-arene)]+ from the dimethyloctadienyl ruthenium chloride [(μ-η33-C10H16)RuCl2]2

E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
D. S. Perekalin - a bit of synthesis, ideas
N. L. Loskutova - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 770, 1-5. Link
Cyclopentadienyl ruthenium complexes with naphthalene and other polycyclic aromatic ligands

D. S. Perekalin - review
A. R. Kudinov - review, head of the lab

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2014, 276, 153-173. Link
Ruthenium naphthalene complexes with carboxy-substituted cyclopentadienyl ligand

A. A. Suleymanov - synthesis
D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, ideas
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Mendeleev Commun. 2014, 24, 214-215. Link
Synthesis of cyclohexadienyl ruthenium arene complexes by replacement of acetonitrile ligands in [(η5-C6H7)Ru(MeCN)3]+

D. S. Perekalin - a bit of synthesis, ideas, DFT calculations
E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 754, 1-4. Link
Synthesis of amino acid esters of the ruthenium naphthalene complex [(C5Me4CH2OH)Ru(C10H8)]+

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis
A. P. Molotkov - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
N. Y. Anisimova - cell experiments
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Inorg. Chim. Acta 2014, 409, 390-393. Link
Synthesis and reactivity of the cyclohexadienyl ruthenium complex [(η5-C6H7)Ru(MeCN)3]+ with labile acetonitrile ligands

E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
N. L. Loskutova - synthesis
D. S. Perekalin - ideas and advice
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Mendeleev Commun. 2013, 23, 133-134. Link
Reactions of the cyclopentadienyl ruthenium complexes (C5R5)Ru(cod)Cl and [(C5R5)Ru(MeCN)3]+ (R = H, Me) with phenylacetylene and acetic acid: unexpected difference in reactivity of CpRu and Cp*Ru complexes

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, DFT calculations
E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
V. V. Novikov - NMR
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 737, 21-25. Link
Synthesis and structures of bis(arene)rhenium complexes

E. A. Trifonova - synthesis
D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, DFT calculations
K. A. Lyssenko - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 727, 60-63. Link
Synthesis of ruthenium half-sandwich complexes by naphthalene replacement in [CpRu(C10H8)]+

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, DFT calculations
E. E. Karslyan - synthesis
E. A. Trifonova - catalysis
A. I. Konovalov - synthesis
N. L. Loskutova - catalysis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 481-493. Link
Synthesis of iron complexes [(η5-Indenyl)FeL3]+ from the readily available [(η5-Indenyl)Fe(η6-Indene)]+

D. S. Perekalin - synthesis, DFT calculations
M. V. Babak - synthesis
E. E. Karslyan - synthesis
Y. V. Nelyubina - X-ray
A. R. Kudinov - head of the lab

Inorg. Chim. Acta 2012, 392, 73-76. Link
Information about older papers will be added one day (maybe)