Molecular Сatalysis Journal Published the Results of ISU Chemists’ Research
31 March 2022

“Nonclassical cooperative mechanism in Suzuki-Miyaura reaction – Is it possible?” An article with this title appeared in the 499th volume of the journal Molecular Calculus. The journal is listed in one of the most respected publications in the field of Physical Chemistry and Catalysis (Q1 in the relevant Scimago Journal and Country Rank category).

The fact of publication in a prestigious journal confirms the high importance of the work of Irkutsk University scientists for the world science as a whole.

The authors of the article are Prof Alexander Schmidt (Doctor of Sciences (Chemistry), Dr. Anna Kurokhtina (PhD (Chemistry), Associate Professor), Dr. Elizaveta Larina and Dr. Elena Vidyaeva (PhD in Chemistry), Ms. Nadezhda Lagoda, Junior Researcher.

Dr. Anna Kurokhtina:

It’s already enough to mention that the discovery of the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction was honoured with the 2010 Nobel Prize to emphasize its significance for contemporary Chemistry. The ISU scientists research has provided unique new data on the mechanism of catalyst activation of reactants in the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction. The result allows us to take a fresh look at the task of scientifically selecting catalysts to improve process efficiency and ultimately reduce the cost of synthetically important products.

This process is now widely used to make modern fungicides, plant disease control agents. It is also used to make liquid crystals and semiconductor materials. But the most sought-after and promising area is the production of pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. These include anti-tumour and anti-viral agents, as well as drugs that reduce blood pressure and many others.