Cascade transformation brought a victory in a competition to RUDN chemists
The study "Dinitriles’ cascade transformations in basic medium" won the category "Chemistry, new materials and chemical technologies" of a contest of state support of young Russian PhD holders.
The research is aimed to create new domino reactions - effective methods for synthesis of organic compounds that might display useful properties.
RUDN scientists of the Faculty of Science conducted a series of studies of the properties of cyanomethyl thiazolium salts undergoing domino-reaction with salicylic aldehydes. Biological studies compounds obtained that way demonstrated their high cytotoxic activity. Detailed results offer hope for improving the effectiveness of some medications, including those against cancer.
"We pursue two main objectives in our studies - says the author - Aleksey Festa, PhD (Chemistry), Senior Lecturer at Organic Chemistry Department - Firstly, we want to create interesting and beautiful fundamental chemistry. Secondly, we are focused on the practical relevance which can manifest itself in the form of a biological activity or fluorescence properties of the compounds we obtain.
We hope to strengthen our cooperation with biologists, to make our hit-compounds candidates for medicine."
Creation of new types of domino processes inevitably attracts the attention of researchers from all over the world. Every year more than 500 studies are published in this research field.
Promsvyazbank (PSB) continues to support the industrial development and telecommunications of the international social and educational digital platform “Sodruzhestvo (Commonwealth)”. The corresponding memorandum at the “Army-2023 International Military-Technical Forum” was signed on August 15, by:
RUDN University Rector Oleg Yastrebov and Gorky Park Director Elena Lupina signed a cooperation agreement. They discussed the exchange of resources, educational activities and innovative and educational projects in the field of agroecology.
The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) again has the name of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has become a symbol of the African peoples’ struggle for independence. This was announced on Thursday by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.