Research Institute of Chemistry (RIC)
Research Institute of Chemistry (RIC)
The Joint Institute for Chemical Research analyzes the synthesis of new drugs for the treatment of oncological and neuropsychiatric diseases; performs computer modeling of the biological activity of molecules, establishes the structure and properties of substances, determines their initial biological activity; as well as patents the tested methods of synthesis and biological activity.
Director
Victor Khrustalev
Contacts
News All news
Science
27 Feb
RUDN University agrochemist visualised how plants get phosphorus from the soil

RUDN University soil scientists were able to visualise for the first time the activity of the phosphatase enzyme in the soil surrounding the roots of a plant by simultaneously using zymography and a fibre optic acidity sensor. This helped them to see how the plants “adjust” their root system to the environment. The study was published in the journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry.

Science
14 Feb
RUDN University bioengineers have created nanocontainers for targeted drug delivery

RUDN University bioengineers have created magnetic nanocontainers for “smart” delivery of drugs in the body. Thanks to them, the active substance enters only certain organs or tissues, which reduces the risk of side effects. In an experiment on mice, it was shown that nanocontainers are non-toxic and not dangerous. The results of the study are published in the journal Polymers.

Science
14 Feb
RUDN University chemist creates a catalyst to remove paracetamol from wastewater

A RUDN University chemist has created a catalyst for wastewater treatment that removes paracetamol – one of the most commonly prescribed antipyretics. This medicine is excreted from the body through the kidneys and enters the sewage, where it does not decompose and can pose a threat to people and the environment. The chemist managed to create a catalyst based on silver sulfide, zinc oxide, and graphene oxide to decompose paracetamol under light irradiation. The study is published in the journal Separation and Purification Technology.

Research projects All projects
Development of new methods for synthesis of natural compounds and its analogues on a basis of domino-reactions and highly selective reagents to search for new biologically active substances

Project leader

Aleksey Varlamov

Hetero ligand metal complexes as an approach to materials with controlled catalytic, magnetic and photo-physical properties

Project leader

A.V.Khrustalev

Development of methods of directed synthesis for complex metal compounds with polyfunctional organic ligands with useful properties
Laboratories and centers All laboratories

Microwave-assisted Organic Synthesis

The Center is a structural subdivision of the Joint Research Institute of Chemistry at RUDN and specializes in domino-reactions as well as in the development of methods for obtaining new biologically active substances with previously unexplored properties.

TypeCenter

Crystal Chemistry and Structural Analysis

The Center is a structural subdivision of the Joint Research Institute of Chemistry at RUDN and specializes in coordination chemistry and crystal chemistry as well as in the development of methods for obtaining new nanoparticles and nanomaterials with previously unexplored properties.

TypeCenter

Molecular design and synthesis of innovative compounds for medicine

The Center is a structural subdivision of the Joint Research Institute of Chemistry at RUDN and specializes in organic synthesis and medical chemistry as well as in the development of methods for obtaining new bioactive compounds.

TypeCenter

Cluster of streamlined synthesis of natural compounds

The Center is a structural subdivision of the Joint Research Institute of Chemistry at RUDN and specializes in fine organic synthesis as well as in the development of methods for the production of new catalysts and their application.

TypeCenter

Partners All partners

Type of institution

Institute

Subject of cooperation:
collaboration on the development of the synthesis of heteroligandic metal complexes as an approach to materials with controlled catalytical, magnetic and photophysical properties.
Result of cooperation:

study peculiarities of transition metals synthesis in different (O, N, P, 8) -ligand environment as well as study of catalytical, magnetic, photophysical properties of synthesized compounds and its interrelation with structure.

About partner:
The Institute of Organoelement Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences was established in 1954. The outstanding scientist Alexander Nikolayevich Nesmeyanov (1899-1980), who served as the president of the USSR Academy of Sciences, made a great contribution to its creation as he created the newest organoelement chemistry as an independent scientific discipline linking organic and inorganic chemistry. A.N.Nesmeyanov has headed the Institute for 26 years.

Type of institution

University

Subject of cooperation:
organization of joint conferences, attracting talented youth to work on the Institute’s projects.
Result of cooperation:

Invitation of young promising scientists of the Baku State University for joint work on projects at the RUDN Research center “Molecular design and synthesis of innovative compounds for medicine”;

Organization of a conference at the Baku State University with participation of RUDN’s lecturers (http://analitik-kimya.az/blog/?i=2). The event is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Rafiga Alirza kyzy Aliyeva - a well-known chemist, honored scientist,

About partner:
The University is a large modern scientific center uniting 17 faculties, 124 departments in natural and human sciences, 24 research laboratories, 3 research centers, where scientific research is carried out covering a wide range of science topics - from subjects such as Azerbaijani language, literature and history to genetics, nanomaterials production.

Type of institution

University

Subject of cooperation:
⦁ joint work within the framework of the double postgraduate program (cotutelle), ⦁ invitation of professors (Professor Julia Larionova, Professor Yannick Guari, Professor Frederic Lamati) from the University of Montpellier for the implementation of research topics
Result of cooperation:

In 2017, Kulakova Alena, postgraduate student in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, conducted research at the University of Montpellier within the framework of the double postgraduate program. The theme of the scientific work: “Synthesis and study of

Conducting joint research at the RUDN Research center “Crystal Chemistry and Structural Analysis” under the guidance of Professor Julia Larionova (who heads the Center's work since 2017) of the University of Montpellier.

About partner:
University of Montpellier (University de Montpellier) is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in France and bears the name of the city where it is located. The university has its representative offices and branches in other cities of Hérault and Gar departments. In addition, its educational structure is divided into 3 independent universities: Montpellier I, Montpellier II and Montpellier III. This French educational institution is popular among international students due to the qualitative provision of knowledge, prestige of their diplomas, and free tuition (medical and scientific faculties are the most popular and prestigious).

Type of institution

University

Subject of cooperation:
⦁ Organization of joint summer schools for active exchange of research and educational innovations; ⦁ publication of joint scientific articles in high-rating journals.
Result of cooperation:

publication of joint scientific articles in high-ranking international journals;

invitation of talented students from the Highlands University to RUDN postgraduate programs as well as RUDN’s talented students to the postgraduate study at the Highlands University;

gaining experience in innovative, pedagogical and research directions.

About partner:
The University was first established in 1893 as an education institution in New Mexico. The first president was the famous archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewatt. In 1902, the institute was transformed into the New Mexico Pedagogical University and later to the New Mexico Highlands University in 1941 as a result of its expanding role beyond pedagogical education. Today the University offers graduate and master’s programs in arts, science, business, education, and social work.
Events All events
2020
14 - 16 Oct
IV International Congress of teachers and heads of preparatory faculties of Russian universities
About 500 representatives of the professional community will participate in the Congress: teachers and heads of preparatory faculties (departments) of universities, educational specialists from 60 cities of the Russian Federation - from Blagoveshchensk to Kaliningrad, guests from 20 countries (Italy, Spain, France, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, Turkey, Morocco, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, etc.).
2020
28 - 30 May
VI World Conference on Media and Mass Media "Communication and Cultural Change" (MEDCOM 2020)
The University of Cagliari (Italy) hosts the VI World Conference on Media and Mass Media “Communication and Cultural Change” (MEDCOM 2020), RUDN University is the official academic partner of the event.
Event format: Сonference
2020
23 - 25 Apr
XXI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Current problems of environmental management: partnership for sustainable development and environmental safety”
Scientists and experts in the field of ecology, nature management, life safety and emergency situations, graduate and postgraduate students, as well as school teachers and schoolchildren are invited to participate in the conference.
Direction: Education
Event format: Сonference