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PHOTOCHEMISTRY CENTER, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, LABORATORY OF SYNTHESIS AND SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY OF PHOTOACTIVE COMPOUNDS



Russian

S. P. Gromov

Head of the Laboratory

Gromov Sergei Panteleimonovich

Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Full Professor, Doctor of Chemistry

Position: vice director, head of the laboratory at the Photochemistry Center of the RAS, professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Corresponding address: Photochemistry Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Novatorov 7a, Moscow, 119421 Russia

Phone: +7 495 935 01 16;
Fax: +7 495 936 12 55;
E-mail: gromov@photonics.ru; spgromov@mail.ru
Skype: Suprachem_GSP






Laboratory staff

Seven scientific associates: one Dr. of Chemistry, four PhD's, three PhD students, and one graduate student.
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Biographical data on the laboratory and its head

S. P. Gromov (born 1953) graduated (cum laude) from the Department of Chemistry of the Moscow State University in 1975. In 1978, he received a PhD degree from the same institution. In 1980, the results of the dissertation were recognized as a scientific discovery (USSR State committee diploma no. 205). In 1998, Dr. Gromov received his Dr. Sci. degree in chemistry from N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of the RAS. Since 2000, S.P. Gromov is a full professor, vice-chairman of the department of synthesis and photochemistry of photoactive compounds at M.V. Lomonosov State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology and professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). In 2006, Prof. Gromov won A.M. Butlerov Award of the RAS. Since 2008, Prof. Gromov is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently he is a vice director and a head of the laboratory of synthesis and supramolecular chemistry of photoactive compounds at the Photochemistry Center. Eleven PhD and two Doctors' dissertations were made under his supervision. He is the author of more than 970 publications (265 scientific papers, 24 reviews in chemistry journals, 6 chapters in books, and 24 patents and inventions). His scientific interests encompass nanotechnology, supramolecular, and organic chemistry. Prof. Gromov is a vice-chairman of the academic council at the Photochemistry Center, the dissertation council at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, two advisory committees of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and the editorial board of Nanotechnologies in Russia and Review Journal of Chemistry.

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Scientific interests

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Fields of investigation

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Most important results

"Bottom-up" nanotechnology and supramolecular chemistry:

  1. Design of the molecular meccano based on complementary unsaturated and macrocyclic compounds for producing photosensitive and light-emitting nano-sized systems of various architectures with desired properties (A.M. Butlerov Award of the RAS, 2006). (More...)
  2. Design of photoswitchable molecular devices based on anion-capped complexes of crown-containing styryl dyes (1991). (More...)
  3. Self-assembly of photoswitchable molecular devices based on reversible stereospecific [2+2]-photocycloaddition of the crown-containing styryl dyes (1993). (More...)
  4. Design of photoswitchable molecular devices based on the photoinduced recoordination of the complexes of crown-containing unsaturated dyes (1995).(More...)
  5. Synthesis and investigation of photoswitchable molecular tweezers based on sandwich complexes of bisstyryl dyes (1999). (More...)
  6. Application of molecular self-assembly for strong stabilization of the charge transfer complexes suggested as optical molecular sensors (1999 ). (More...)
  7. Design of photocontrollable molecular machines based on the inclusion complexes of naphthylpiridine and cyclodextrins (2004) (More...)
  8. Design of photocontrollable molecular machines based on the inclusion complexes of unsaturated analogues of viologens and styryl dyes into cucurbituril cavities (2005). (More...)
  9. Self-assembly of photoswitchable molecular devices based on styryl dyes and cucurbiturils (2010). (More...)
  10. Design of photosensitive Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers based on the amphiphylic unsaturated and macrocyclic compounds (2005). (More...)
  11. Design of photosensitive single crystals based on unsaturated and macrocyclic compounds capable of non-destructive [2+2]-photocycloaddition (2006). (More...)

Organic chemistry:

  1. Discovery of a new enamine rearrangement of heterocyclic compounds (1980). (More...)
  2. A new synthesis of indoles from nitro pyridinium salts, amines, and ketones (1983). (More...)
  3. A simple approach to regioselective arylation and hetarylation of heterocycles using cycle transformation reaction (1994). (More...)
  4. A new strategy of producing benzoazacrown-ethers via transformation of the macrocycle of benzoazacrown-ethers (1995). (More...)

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Recent publications

  1. Gromov S. P., Ushakov E. N., Fedorova O. A., Baskin I. I., Buevich A. V., Andryukhina E. N., Alfimov M. V., Johnels D., Edlund U. G., Whitesell J. K., Fox M. A. "Novel Photoswitchable Receptors: Synthesis and Cation-Induced Self-Assembly into Dimeric Complexes Leading to Stereospecific [2+2]-Photocycloaddition of Styryl Dyes Containing a 15-Crown-5 Ether Unit." // J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 16, 6115-6125. (Download)

  2. Gromov S. P., Dmitrieva S. N., Vedernikov A. I., Kuz'mina L. G., Churakov A. V., Strelenko Y. A., Howard J. A. K. "Novel Promising Benzoazacrown Ethers as Result of Ring Transformation of Benzocrown Ethers: Synthesis, Structure, and Complexation with Ca2+." // Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 16, 3189-3199. (Download)

  3. Ushakov E. N., Nadtochenko V. A., Gromov S. P., Vedernikov A. I., Lobova N. A., Alfimov M. V., Gostev F. E., Petrukhin A. N., Sarkisov O. M. "Ultrafast excited state dynamics of the bi- and termolecular stilbene-viologen charge-transfer complexes assembled via host-guest interactions." // Chem. Phys. 2004, 298, 1-3, 251-261. (Download)

  4. Gromov S. P., Dmitrieva S. N., Churakova M. V. "Phenylaza- and benzoazacrown compounds with a nitrogen atom conjugated with a benzene ring" // Russ. Chem. Rev., 2005, 74, 5, 461-488. (Download)

  5. Vedernikov A. I., Lobova N. A., Ushakov E. N., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. "Diammonium cation-induced self-assembly into pseudocyclic complex leading to the stereospecific [2+2]-photocycloaddition of crown-containing bis(styryl) dye." // Mendeleev Commun. 2005, 15, 5, 173-175. (Download)

  6. Gromov S. P., Vedernikov A. I., Ushakov E. N., Lobova N. A., Botsmanova A. A., Basok S. S., Kuz'mina L. G., Churakov A. V., Strelenko Y. A., Alfimov M. V., Ivanov E. I., Howard J. A. K., Johnels D., Edlund U. G. "Novel supramolecular charge-transfer systems based on bis(18-crown-6)stilbene and viologen analogues bearing two ammonioalkyl groups." // New J. Chem. 2005, 29, 7, 881-894. (Download)

  7. Kuz'mina L. G., Vedernikov A. I., Lobova N. A., Howard J. A. K., Strelenko Y. A., Fedin V. P., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. "Photoinduced and dark complexation of unsaturated viologen analogues containing two ammonium tails with cucurbit[8]uril." // New J. Chem. 2006, 30, 3, 458-466. (Download)

  8. Vedernikov A. I., Kondratuk D. V., Lobova N. A., Valova T. M., Barachevsky V. A., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. "New cation-‘capped' complex of the Z-isomer of a crown-containing styryl dye bearing a long N-ammonioalkyl substituent." // Mendeleev Commun. 2007, 17, 264-267. (Download)

  9. Ushakov E. N., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. "Design principles for optical molecular sensors and photocontrolled receptors based on crown ethers" // Russ. Chem. Rev., 2008, 77, 1, 39-58. (Download).

  10. Gromov S. P. "Molecular meccano for light-sensitive and light-emitting nanosized systems based on unsaturated and macrocyclic compounds" // Russ. Chem. Bull. 2008, 57, 7, 1325-1350. (Download)

  11. Gromov S. P., Fomina M. V. "Advances in the synthesis of 4-aryl- and 4-hetarylpyridines" // Russ. Chem. Rev., 2008, 77, 12, 1055-1077. (Download)

  12. Gromov S. P., Dmitrieva S. N., Vedernikov A. I., Kurchavov N. A., Kuz’mina L. G., Strelenko Y. A., Alfimov M. V., Howard J. A. K. “N-Methylbenzoazacrown ethers with the nitrogen atom conjugated with the benzene ring: the improved synthesis and the reasons for the high stability of complexes with metal and ammonium cations.” // J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2009, 22, 9, 823–833. (Download)

  13. Vedernikov A. I., Ushakov E. N., Kuz’mina L. G., Churakov A. V., Strelenko Y. A., Wörner M., Braun A. M., Howard J. A. K., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. “New dithiacrown-ether butadienyl dyes: synthesis, structure, and complex formation with heavy metal cations” // J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2010, 23, 3, 195–206. (Download)

  14. Gromov S. P., Vedernikov A. I., Kuz'mina L. G., Kondratuk D. V., Sazonov S. K., Strelenko Y. A., Alfimov M. V., Howard J. A. K. “Photocontrolled molecular assembler based on cucurbit[8]uril: [2+2]-autophotocycloaddition of styryl dyes in solid state and in water.” // Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2010, 13, 2587–2599. (Download)

  15. Rusalov M. V., Uzhinov B. M., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. “Photoinduced recoorodination of metal cations in complexes with chromogenic crown ethers.” // Russ. Chem. Bull., 2010, 79, 12, 1099-1121. (Download )

  1. Gromov S. P., Nazarov V. B., Avakyan V. G., Fomina M. V., Vedernikov A. I., Kuz’mina L. G., Vershinnikova T. G., Lobova N. A., Rudyak V. Yu., Alfimov M. V., Howard J. A. K. “Photoinduced protonation and mechanical motion in the cyclodextrin cavity: synthesis, structure and spectral properties of 4-(2-napthyl)pyridine and their pseudorotaxane complexes.” // J. Photochem. Photobiol., A, 2011, 217, 87-99. (Download )
  1. Ushakov E. N., Vedernikov A. I., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. “Regio- and stereospecific [2+2] photocyclodimerization of a crown-containing butadienyl dye via cation-induced self-assembly in solution.” // Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 15-18. (Download )
  1. Vedernikov A. I., Lobova N. A., Kuz’mina L. G., Strelenko Yu. A., Alfimov M. V., Howard J. A. K., Gromov S. P. “Pseudorotaxane complexes between viologen vinylogs and cucurbit[7]uril: New prototype of photocontrolled molecular machine.” // J. Mol. Structure, 2011, 989, 114–121. (Download )
  1. Gromov S. P., Vedernikov A. I., Lobova N. A., Kuz’mina L. G., Basok S. S., Strelenko Y. A., Alfimov M. V., Howard J. A. K. “Controlled self-assembly of bis(crown)stilbenes into unusual bis-sandwich complexes: structure and stereoselective [2+2] photocycloaddition.” // New J. Chem., 2011, 35, 724–737. (Download )
  1. Dmitrieva S. N., Churakova M. V., Vedernikov A. I., Gromov S. P. “New Approach to the Synthesis of Dibenzodiazacrown Compounds by Ring Transformation of Dibenzocrown Ether.” // Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 2530-2535. (Download )
  1. Ivanov D. A., Petrov N. Kh., Nikitina E. A., Basilevsky M. V., Vedernikov A. V., Gromov S. P., Alfimov M. V. “The 1:1 host-guest complexation between cucurbit[7]uril and styryl dye.” // J. Phys. Chem. A., 2011, 115, 4505–4510. (Download )
  1. Dmitrieva S. N., Sidorenko N. I., Kurchavov N. A., Vedernikov A. I., Freidzon A. Ya., Kuz’mina L. G., Buryak A. K., Buslaeva T. M., Bagatur’yants A. A., Strelenko Y. A., Howard J. A. K., Gromov S. P. “Macrocyclic Complexes of Palladium(II) with Benzothiacrown Ethers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Structure of cis and trans Isomers.” // Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 7500–7510 (Download )
  1. Vedernikov A. I., Ushakov E. N., Efremova A. A., Kuz’mina L. G., Moiseeva A. A., Lobova N. A., Churakov A. V., Strelenko Y. A., Alfimov M. V., Howard J. A. K., Gromov S. P. “Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer Complexes between Bis(18-crown-6)stilbene and Ammonioalkyl Derivatives of 4,4’-Bipyridine and 2,7-Diazapyrene.” // J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 6768–6779. (Download )
  1. Atabekyan L. S., Vedernikov A. I., Avakyan V. G., Lobova N. A., Gromov S. P., Chibisov A. K. “Photoprocesses in styryl dyes and their pseudorotaxane complexes with cucurbit[7]uril.” // J. Photochem. Photobio. A., 2013, 253, 52–61. (Download )
  1. Gromov S. P., Fomina M. V., Nikiforov A. S., Vedernikov A. I., Kuz’mina L. G., Howard J. A. K. “Synthesis of symmetrical cyanine dyes with two N-ammonioalkyl groups.” // Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 58985907. (Download )
  1. Sazhnikov V. A., Khlebunov A. A., Sazonov S. K., Vedernikov A. I., Kuz’mina L. G., Howard J. A. K., Gromov S. P., Alfimov M. V. “Synthesis, structure and spectral properties of 9-diarylamino-substituted acridines.” // J. Mol. Struct., 2013, 1053, 79–88. (Download )
  1. Gromov S. P., Dmitrieva S. N., Vedernikov A. I., Kurchavov N. A., Kuz’mina L. G., Sazonov S. K., Strelenko Yu. A., Alfimov M. V., Howard J. A. K., Ushakov E. N. “Synthesis, Structure, and Characterization of Chromo(fluoro)ionophores with Cation-triggered Emission based on N-methylazacrown-ether Styryl Dyes.” // J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 9834−9847. (Download )


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Awards


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Bachelor and master programs

Lecture courses read by the staff

Current Bachelor and Master research topics

Possible research topics for newcomers (bachelor and master students, interns, and PhD students

1. Organic chemistry: Development of synthesis of crown-ethers and photoactive compounds.

2. Nanotechnology and supramolecular chemistry: Investigation of self-assembly, structure and properties of photo switchable molecular devices and photo controllable molecular machines.

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Useful references for students and PhD students

  1. Gromov S. P. "Photoswitchable molecular devices." (Popular scientific article in Russian) // in "Rossiiskaia Nauka: Vystoiat I Vozroditsia." 1997, Nauka, Fizmatlit, Moscow, 187-193 (Read in Russian); See also popular scientific magazines in Russian Priroda 1997, 10, 45-50 and Khimiya i Zhizn' XXI Vek 1998, 5, 40-41.

  2. S. P. Gromov and M. V. Alfimov "Supramolecular organic photochemistry of crown-ether-containing styryl dyes." (Review) // Russ. Chem. Bull. 1997, 46, 4, 611-636. (Download)

  3. Gromov, S. P.; Kost, A. N. "Enamine rearrangement." (review) // Heterocycles 1994, 38, 5, 1127-1155.

  4. Gromov, S. P. "Ring transformation of pyridines and benzo derivatives under the action of C nucleophiles." (Review) // Heterocycles 2000, 53, 7, 1607-1630. (Download)

  5. S. P. Gromov, S. N. Dmitrieva, A. I. Vedernikov and M. V. Churakova "New methodology for the synthesis of benzoazacrown ethers by transformation of the macrocycle of benzocrown ethers." (Review) // Russ. Chem. Bull. 2004, 53, 7, 1417-1427. (Download)

  6. Ushakov E. N., Alfimov M. V., Gromov S. P. "Design principles for optical molecular sensors and photocontrolled receptors based on crown ethers." (Review) // Russ. Chem. Rev., 2008, 77, 1, 39-58. (Download)

  1. Gromov S. P. "Molecular meccano for light-sensitive and light-emitting nanosized systems based on unsaturated and macrocyclic compounds" // Russ. Chem. Bull. 2008, 57, 7, 1325-1350. (Download)
  1. Gromov S. P., Fomina M. V. "Advances in the synthesis of 4-aryl- and 4-hetarylpyridines" // Russ. Chem. Rev., 2008, 77, 12, 1055-1077. (Download)

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Popular scientific lectures read at the Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology

"Molecular design of photosensitive nanosized systems" (Download)

Popular scientific programs on TV:

"Cultura" channel, program "Black Holes. Blank Spots" of December 19 2008. (View)

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Dissertations

PhD Theses


  1. Ushakov E. N. "Influence of covalently bonded anionic group of crown-containing styryl dyes on the relationship between complexation and photochemical processes." // PhD thesis in physical chemistry (02.00.04), July 13, 1995 - N.N. Semenov Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences - Chernogolovka.

  2. Vedernikov A. I. "Synthesis of formyl derivatives of benzocrown compounds and styryl dyes based on them." // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03). October 17, 1997 - N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences - Moscow.

  3. Eshcheulova O.V. "Synthesis and properties of benzothia- and benzoazacrown-compounds." // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03). December 3, 2001 - Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology - Moscow.

  4. Andryukhina E. N. "Synthesis and properties of crown-containing hetarylphenylethens." // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03). June 5, 2003 - Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry - Moscow.

  5. Dmitrieva S.N. "Synthesis of benzoazacrown-ethers via transformation of the macrocycle of benzocrown-ethers." // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03). December 19, 2003 - N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences - Moscow.

  6. Koshkin A. V. "Synthesis, complexation and photochromic properties of crown-containing spironaphthoxazines." // PhD thesis in organic and physical chemistry (02.00.03 and 02.00.04). April 4, 2005 - Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology - Moscow.

  7. Chebun'kova A.V. "Synthesis and cation-dependable photochromic properties of crown-containing benzo- and naphthopiranes." // PhD thesis in organic and physical chemistry (02.00.03 and 02.00.04). May 19, 2006 - Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry - Moscow.(Photo)

  8. Fomina M.V. "Transformation of pyridine cycle in the synthesis of photoactive compounds." // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03). December 4, 2006 - Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology - Moscow.(Photo)

  9. Lobova N.A. "Synthesis of crown-containing unsaturated compounds and self-assembly via hydrogen bonding of supramolecular systems based on them." // PhD thesis in organic and physical chemistry (02.00.03 and 02.00.04). April 6, 2007 - N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences - Moscow. (Photo)

  10. Mashura M.M. "Synthesis and properties of supramolecular ensembles based on crown-containing hetarylethenes of the azine series." // PhD thesis in organic and physical chemistry (02.00.03 and 02.00.04). May 29, 2007 - A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Element Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences - Moscow.

  11. Sidorenko N.I. "Synthesis, structure and complexation with Pd (II) of functional derivatives of benzothiacrown ethers." // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03) and technology of rare, trace, and radioactive elements (05.17.02). December 10, 2007 - Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology - Moscow. (Photo)

  12. Churakova M.V. "Synthesis, structure and complexation of benzoaza-, benzothiaaza- and dibenzodiazacrown-ethers." // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03). March 17, 2008 - Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology - Moscow. (Photo)

  13. Efremova A.A. "Synthesis of viologens and their analogs; hydrogen-bond assisted self-assembly of donor-acceptor complexes with bis-crown-stilbene and azobenzene" // PhD thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03) and  phisival chemistry (02.00.04). ´ctober 8, 2012 - Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology - Moscow. (Photo)

Dr. Sc. Theses

  1. Fedorova O. A. "Photochromic crown-compounds: design, synthesis, ditopic complexation and photochemical transformations" // Dr.Sc. thesis in organic chemistry (02.00.03). February 17, 2004. - Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry - Moscow.

  2. Ushakov E. N. "Self-assembly and photochemistry of supramolecular systems based on crown-containing unsaturated compounds." // Dr.Sc. thesis in physical chemistry (02.00.04). December 13, 2006. - N.N. Semenov Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences - Chernogolovka.

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Financial support in 2012-2013

The laboratory is supported by the Ministry of Science and Education of Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

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Collaboration in 2012-2013

  1. N.S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

  2. Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences

  3. Moscow State University, Chemical Department

  4. N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

  5. K.I. Skryabin State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology

  6. Russian academy of sciences A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical chemistry and Electrochemistry RAS

  7. Lomonosov Academy of Fine Chemical Technology

  8. University of Durham, Great Britain


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Equipment


  • Cary 4000 spectrophotometer.

Cary-4000

 
  • Buchi C-601/C-615 preparative and flash chromatograph with gradient pump system.

Buchi Flash

  • Waters-600E high-performance liquid chromatograph..

Waters 600A


  • Shimadzu RF-5301 spectrofluorimeter.

Shimadzu UV-3101

  • Bruker DRX-500 NMR spectrometer.

Bruker DRX-500   Bruker DRX-500


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