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Dr. Alexander S. Novikov

foc Novikov ASPh.D. in Chemistry, Senior Research Fellow
Department of Physical Organic Chemistry, office 1163

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Research Interests

Fields of expertise:

  • Quantum and Computational Chemistry
  • Inorganic and Coordination Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

Present investigation interests:

  • Non-covalent interactions in coordination and organometallic chemistry
  • Ligand reactivity and catalysis
  • Functionalization of hydrocarbons

Previous Employment

  • Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal – Visiting Researcher (2017) Topic: Non-covalent interactions
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland – Visiting Researcher / Invited Lecturer (2017) Topic: Non-covalent interactions / Quantum and Computational Chemistry course
  • Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal – Visiting Researcher (2016) Topic: Non-covalent interactions
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland – Visiting Researcher (2015) Topic: Non-covalent interactions
  • Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia – Postdoctoral Fellow (2014–2015) Topic: Non-covalent interactions and catalysis
  • Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal – Postdoctoral Fellow (2014) Topic: Catalysis
  • Department of Chemistry, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia – Engineer (2013–2014) Topic: Computational chemistry
  • Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal – Research Grantee [Master] (2012–2013) Topic: Catalysis
  • Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal – Research Grantee [BIC] (2011) Topic: Organometallic chemistry

Research Experience

  • Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, (Saint Petersburg, Russia): PI of two research projects funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research [project No. 16-33-60063 (2016–2018); project No. 16-33-00212 (2016–2017)], collaborator on several research projects funded by Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Russian Science Foundation (2016–present)
  • Internship (Visiting Researcher) at the Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) under supervision of Prof. M.L. Kuznetsov [Grant 12.55.1281.2017, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia] (2017)
  • Internship (Visiting Researcher) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, Finland) under supervision of Prof. Matti Haukka [Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher (FIRST) Exchange Programme] (2017)
  • Internship (Visiting Researcher) at the Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) under supervision of Prof. M.L. Kuznetsov [Grant 12.55.1270.2016, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia] (2016)
  • Research grant contract (Post-Doctoral Fellowship) at the Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, (Saint Petersburg/Stary Petergof, Russia) under supervision of Prof. V.Yu. Kukushkin [Grant 12.50.1190.2014, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia] (2014–2015)
  • Research contract (Visiting Researcher) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, Finland) under supervision of Prof. Matti Haukka [Grant 12.53.1647.2014, Russian Science Foundation, Russia] (2015)
  • Research grant contract (Post-Doctoral Fellowship) at the Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal) under supervision of Dr. M.L. Kuznetsov and Prof. A.J.L. Pombeiro [Project PTDC/QUI-OUI/119561/2010 (RD 0188), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal] (2014)
  • Research grant contract (Research Scholarship – Master) at the Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal) under supervision of Dr. M.L. Kuznetsov and Prof. A.J.L. Pombeiro [Project PTDC/QUI-OUI/119561/2010 (RD 0188), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal] (2012–2013)
  • Research scholarship contract (Scientific initiation grants – BIC) at the Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal) under supervision of Dr. M.L. Kuznetsov and Prof. A.J.L. Pombeiro [Project PTDC/QUI-OUI/102150/2008 (proj.3552), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal] (2011)

Most relevant publications

  1. Novikov A.S., Ivanov D.M., Avdontceva M.S., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Diiodomethane as halogen bond donor toward metal-bound halides” // CrystEngComm 2017, V. 19. P. 2517.
  2. Ivanov D.M., Kinzhalov M.A., Novikov A.S., Ananyev I.V., Romanova A.A., Boyarskiy V.P., Haukka M., Kukushkin V.Yu. “The H2C(X)–X•••X (X = Cl, Br) halogen bonding of dihalomethanes” // Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, V. 17. P. 1353.
  3. Novikov A.S., Kuznetsov M.L., Rocha B.G.M., Pombeiro A.J.L., Shul’pin G.B. “Oxidation of olefins with H2O2 catalysed by salts of Group III metals  (Ga, In, Sc, Y and La): epoxidation versus hydroperoxidation” // RSC Catal. Sci. Tech. 2016, V. 6. P. 1343.
  4. Mikherdov A.S., Kinzhalov M.A., Novikov A.S., Boyarskiy V.P., Boyarskaya I.A., Dar'in D.V., Starova G.L., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Difference in energy between two distinct types of chalcogen bonds drives regioisomerization of binuclear (diaminocarbene)PdII complexes” // J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, V. 138. P. 14129.
  5. Bolotin D.S., Burianova V.K., Novikov A.S., Demakova M.Ya., Pretorius С., Mokolokolo P.P., Roodt A., Bokach N.A., Suslonov V.V., Zhdanov A.P., Zhizhin K.Yu., Kuznetsov N.T., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Nucleophilicity of oximes based upon addition to а nitrilium closo-decaborate cluster” // Organometallics 2016, V. 35. P. 3612.
  6. Ivanov D.M., Novikov A.S., Starova G.L., Haukka M., Kukushkin V.Yu. “A family of heterotetrameric clusters of chloride species and halomethanes held by two halogen and two hydrogen bonds” // CrystEngComm 2016, V. 18. P. 5278. [highlighted on cover]
  7. Mikhaylov V.N., Sorokoumov V.N., Korvinson K.A., Novikov A.S., Balova I.A. “Synthesis and simple immobilization of palladium(II) acyclic diaminocarbene complexes on polystyrene-support as efficient catalysts for Sonogashira and Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling” // Organometallics 2016, V. 35. P. 1684.
  8. Serebryanskaya T.V., Novikov A.S., Gushchin P.V., Haukka M., Asfin R.E., Tolstoy P.M., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Identification and H(D)-bond energies of C–H(D)···Cl interactions in chloride–haloalkane clusters: combined X-ray crystallographic, spectroscopic, and theoretical study” // Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, V. 18. P. 14104.
  9. Ivanov D.M., Novikov A.S., Ananyev I.V., Kirina Y.V., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Halogen bonding between metal centers and halocarbons” // Chem. Commun. 2016, V. 52. P. 5565.
  10. Ivanov D.M., Gushchin P.V., Novikov A.S., Avdontceva M.S., Zolotarev A.A., Starova G.L., Chen Y.-T., Liu S.-H., Chou P.-T., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Platinum(II)-mediated double coupling of 2,3-diphenylmaleimidine with nitrile functionalities giving annulated triazapentadiene PANT systems” // Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, V. 2016. P. 1480. [highlighted on cover]
  11. Novikov A.S. “1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition of nitrones to transition metal-bound isocyanides: DFT and HSAB principle theoretical model together with analysis of vibrational spectra” // J. Organomet. Chem. 2015, V. 797. P. 8.
  12. Bolotin D.S., Demakova M.Ya., Novikov A.S., Avdontceva M.S., Kuznetsov M.L., Bokach N.A., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Bifunctional reactivity of amidoximes observed upon nucleophilic addition to metal-activated nitriles” // Inorg. Chem. 2015. V. 54. P. 4039.
  13. Serebryanskaya T.V., Novikov A.S., Gushchin P.V., Zolotarev A.A., Gurzhiy V.V., Kukushkin V.Yu. “Coupling of platinated triguanides with platinum-activated nitriles as a novel strategy for generation of dimetallic systems” // Dalton Trans. 2015. V. 44. P. 6003.
  14. Novikov A.S., Kuznetsov M.L., Pombeiro A.J.L., Bokach N.A., Shul’pin G.B. “Generation of HO radical from hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by aqua-complexes of the group III metals [M(H2O)n]3+ (M = Ga, In, Sc, Y, La): a theoretical study” // ACS Catal. 2013. V. 3. P. 1195.
  15. Novikov A.S., Kuznetsov M.L., Pombeiro A.J.L. “Theory of the formation and decomposition of N-heterocyclic aminooxycarbenes through metal-assisted [2+3]-dipolar cycloaddition/retro-cycloaddition” // Chem. Eur. J. 2013. V. 19. P. 2874.

Most relevant scientific events

  • Mikherdov A.S., Novikov A.S., Kinzhalov M.A., Boyarskiy V.P. “Influence of chalcogen bonding on reversible  regioisomerization of binuclear palladium carbene complexes” // 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC 2016), (3–8, July, 2016), Brest, France: P. 198.
  • Kuznetsov M.L., Novikov A.S., Pombeiro A.J.L. “Theoretical study of the mechanism of alkanes oxidation with H2O2 catalysed by aqua-complexes of the Group III metals” // 11th European Congress on Catalysis – EuropaCat-XI, (1–6, September, 2013), Lyon, France: 2-T2-74.
  • Novikov A.S., Kuznetsov M.L., Dementiev A.I. “Theoretical study of N-heterocyclic aminooxycarbenes formation and decomposition via metal-assisted [2 + 3]-dipolar cycloaddition and retro-cycloaddition” // International symposium “Modern trends in organometallic chemistry and catalysis” dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the academician M.E. Vol’pin, Abstracts, (3–7, June, 2013), A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia: P. 71.
  • Kuznetsov M.L., Novikov A.S., Kozlov Yu.N., Shul´pin G.B. “Theoretical study of the mechanism of epoxidation of olefins catalysed with the system [Al(H2O)6]3+/H2O2/H2O-MeCN” // 25th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (XXV ICOMC), (2–7, September, 2012), Lisbon, Portugal: PA. 268.

Organizational Activities

  • Reviewer for Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – Crystalline Materials (De Gruyter), Crystals (MDPI), Inorganica Chimica Acta (Elsevier), Journal of Molecular Structure (Elsevier), Structural Chemistry (Springer), Research on Chemical Intermediates (Springer), Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis (Springer), Journal of Molecular Modeling (Springer)
  • 27th International Chugaev Conference on Coordination Chemistry (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 02–06 October 2017) – member of the organization committee
  • 10th International Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists “Mendeleev 2017” (Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 04–07 April 2017) – Chairman of section “Computer modeling”, member of the organization committee
  • Cluster of Conferences “Orgchem-2016” (Saint-Petersburg/Repino, Russia, 27 June–02 July 2016) – member of the organization committee
  • 9th International Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists “Mendeleev 2015” (Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 07–10 April 2015) – Chairman of section “Quantum chemistry and computer modeling”; member of the program and organization committees

Training

25th Jyväskylä Summer School (Jyväskylä, Finland, 05–21, August 2015)

Attended the courses

  • CH1: Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry
  • CH2: Biomolecular NMR-spectroscopy
  • CH4: Optical Molecular Spectroscopy, from Gas Phase to Condensed Phase, from Static Spectra to Dynamics

Hobby

  • Psychology
  • History of Middle Ages
  • Hiking and surf (preferably mountains and plateaus of Iberian Peninsula / Atlantic Ocean)

Awards

  • Academia Europaea Award (The Academy of Europe) for young Russian scientists in chemistry field (2016)
  • Grant for young scientists from the Government of Saint Petersburg (2016)
  • Fellowships of Saint Petersburg State University and Santander Bank (visits to Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; September–October 2016 and August–September 2017)
  • Diploma for the best poster presentation at the IV All-Russian Conference on Organic Chemistry and XVIII Youth School-Conference on Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia, 22–27 November 2015.
  • Diploma for the best poster presentation at the International Youth Scientific Forum "Lomonosov-2015", Moscow, Russia, 13–17 April 2015
  • Diploma for active participation in the discussions at the VI All-Russian Youth School-Conference "Quantum Chemical Calculations: The Structure and Reactivity of Organic and Inorganic Molecules", Ivanovo, Russia, 30 September–4 October 2013
  • Diploma for the best work at the International Youth Scientific Forum "Lomonosov-2013", Moscow, Russia, 08–13 April 2013
  • 2009/2010 academic years – the Special State Stipend from the Government of Russian Federation for talented students

 

Novikov page1The paper by Alexander S. Novikov and colleagues “Platinum(II)-mediated double coupling of 2,3-diphenylmaleimidine with nitrile functionalities giving annulated triazapentadiene PANT systems” was recognized by the editorial board of European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry as one of the most significant article of the issue and its graphical abstract was placed on the cover of 10th issue 2016.

Novikov page2The paper by Alexander S. Novikov and colleagues “A family of heterotetrameric clusters of chloride species and halomethanes held by two halogen and two hydrogen bonds” was recognized by the editorial board of CrystEngComm as one of the most significant article of the issue and its graphical abstract was placed on the cover of 28th issue 2016.