Vadim P. Boyarskiy

foc Boyarskiy VPDepartment of Physical Organic Chemistry

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Date of Birth: Sept. 15th, 1964 (Leningrad, USSR)


  • 1986–1989 Leningrad Technological Institute, Leningrad, USSR. Ph.D., Technology of Organic Synthesis. Dissertation Title: Carbonylation of 5,6-Dichloroacenaphthene as a Method for 5,6-Acenaphthenedicarboxylic Acid Preparation (Professor Tatiana E. Zhesko)
  • 1981–1986 Leningrad State University, Leningrad, M.Sc., Physical Organic Chemistry. Thesis Title: Trichloromethyl Radical Selectivity in the Hydrogen Abstraction Reactions(Professor Aleksey S. Dneprovskii)

Professional Experiences

Since July 2010

Professor, Chemistry Dept., St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

Organic reactions, catalysed by transition metal complexes. Synthesis and investigation of acyclic diaminocarbene complexes.

01/2007-08/2007, 01/2008-02/2008, 06/2008-09/2008, 02/2009-09/2009,





Visitant Scientist, Max-Plank Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany. Synthesis of fluorescent laser dyes on the base of rhodamines and carbopyronines.

Inviting Prof. – Prof. Dr. St. Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2014).


Associated Professor, Chemistry Dept., St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Radical anion and free radical reactions, initiated by transition metals complexes. Polychlorobiphenyls (PCB’s) synthesis and degradation. Synthesis and reactivity of carbonyl compounds. Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds.

11/1998-11/1999 Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Sung Soo Kim, INHA University, Incheon, South Korea. Chemistry of peroxynitrous acid.
01/1997-11/1998 Associated Professor, Chemistry Dept., St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Stereoselectivity of free radical addition to triple bond.

Senior Scientist, Chemistry Dept., St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

Substitutients polar effect on the stage of chlorine atom transfer to benzyl radicals.


Scientist, VNIINeftekhim, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Preparation and investigation of alkyl cobalt carbonyls. Catalytic methoxycarbonylation of aryl and benzyl halide with cobalt complexes. Aryl or heteroaryl carboxylic compounds preparation. Phenol tar waste reduction.


  • "Homogeneous catalysis by metal complexes"
  • "Physical Organic Chemistry"
  • "Chemical bonding in organic and organometallic compounds"
  • "Theoretical foundations of chemical technology"
  • "Theoretical Foundations of Organic Chemistry"
  • "Reactivity of Organic Compounds"


  1. Anna S. Nebalueva, Alexandra A. Timralieva, Roman V. Sadovnichii, Alexander S. Novikov, Mikhail V. Zhukov, Aleksandr S. Aglikov, Anton A. Muravev, Tatiana V. Sviridova, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Andrei L. Kholkin, Ekaterina V. Skorb. Piezo-Responsive Hydrogen-Bonded Frameworks Based on Vanillin-Barbiturate Conjugates. Molecules 2022, 27(17), 5659. DOI: 10.3390/molecules27175659.
  2. S. V. Baykov, M. V. Tarasenko, A. V. Semenov, E. A. Katlenok, A. A. Shetnev, V. P. Boyarskiy. Dualism of 1,2,4-oxadiazole ring in noncovalent interactions with carboxylic group. J. Mol. Struct. 2022, 1262, 132974. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2022.132974.
  3. S. V. Baykov, A. V. Semenov, S. I. Presnukhina, A. S. Novikov, A. A. Shetnev, V. P. Boyarskiy. Hydrogen vs. halogen bonding in crystals of 2,5-dibromothiophene-3-carboxylic acid derivatives. J. Mol. Struct. 2022, 1260, 132785. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2022.132785.
  4. H. Rajasekaran, P. Jerome, E. V. Eliseenkov, V. P. Boyarskiy, N. Bhuvanesh, R. Karvembu. Half-sandwich Ru(II)-thioamide complexes as catalysts for one pot synthesis of aromatic 1,5-diketones. J. Organomet. Chem., 2022, 965966, 122322. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2022.122322.
  5. S. O. Kasatkina, K. K. Geyl, S. V. Baykov, M. S. Novikov, V. P. Boyarskiy. “Urea to Urea” Approach: Access to Unsymmetrical Ureas Bearing Pyridyl Substituents. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis. 2022, 364(7), 1295–1304. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202101490.
  6. Kirill K. Geyl, Sergey V. Baykov, Stanislav A. Kalinin, Alexandr S. Bunev, Marina A. Troshina, Tatiana V. Sharonova, Mikhail Yu. Skripkin, Svetlana O. Kasatkina, Sofia I. Presnukhina, Anton A. Shetnev, Mikhail Yu. Krasavin, Vadim P. Boyarskiy. Synthesis, Structure, and Antiproliferative Action of 2-Pyridyl Urea-Based Cu(II) Complexes. Biomedicines. 2022, 10(2), 461. DOI: 10.3390/biomedicines10020461.
  7. Evgenia O. Abramova, Aleksandra V. Paderina, Sofia O. Slavova, Ekaterina A. Kostenko, Eugene V. Eliseenkov, Stanislav K. Petrovskii, Anastasia Yu. Gitlina, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Elena V. Grachova. Just Add the Gold: Aggregation-Induced-Emission Properties of Alkynylphosphinegold(I) Complexes Functionalized with Phenylene–Terpyridine Subunits. Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60(24), 18715–18725. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c02125.
  8. Mikhail V. Dobrynin, Svetlana O. Kasatkina, Sergey V. Baykov, Polina Y. Savko, Nikita S. Antonov, Alexander S. Mikherdov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Regina M. Islamova. Deprotonated diaminocarbene platinum complexes for thermoresponsive luminescent silicone materials: both catalysts and luminophores. Dalton Trans., 2021, 50(42), 14994–14999. DOI: 10.1039/D1DT02823E.
  9. Sergey V. Baykov, Alexander S. Mikherdov, Alexander S. Novikov, Kirill K. Geyl, Marina V. Tarasenko, Maxim A. Gureev, Vadim P. Boyarskiy. π–π Noncovalent Interaction Involving 1,2,4- and 1,3,4-Oxadiazole Systems: The Combined Experimental, Theoretical, and Database Study. Molecules 2021, 26(18), 5672. DOI: 10.3390/molecules26185672.
  10. Svetlana O. Kasatkina, Kirill K. Geyl, Sergey V. Baykov, Irina A. Boyarskaya, Vadim P. Boyarskiy. Catalyst-free synthesis of substituted pyridin-2-yl, quinolin-2-yl, and isoquinolin-1-yl carbamates from the corresponding hetaryl ureas and alcohols. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2021, 19(27), 6059–6065. DOI: 10.1039/d1ob00783a. IF = 3.876
  11. Sergey V. Baykov, Sofia I. Presnukhina, Alexander S. Novikov, Anton A. Shetnev, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. 2,5-Dibromothiophenes: Halogen Bond Involving Packing Patterns and Their Relevance to Solid-State Polymerization. Crystal Growth & Design 2021, 21(4), 2526–2540. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00184.
  12. Roman A. Popov, Alexander S. Mikherdov, Alexander S. Novikov, Leonid V. Myznikov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy. PdII- and PtII-mediated coupling of aryl isocyanides with N-heterocyclic thiones. New Journal of Chemistry 2021, 45(4), 1785–1789. DOI: 10.1039/D0NJ05386D.
  13. Alexander S. Mikherdov, Alexander S. Novikov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. The halogen bond with isocyano carbon reduces isocyanide odor. Nature Communications, 2020, 11(1), 2921. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16748-x.
  14. Ekaterina A. Kostenko, Sergey V. Baykov, Alexander S. Novikov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy. Nucleophilic properties of the positively charged metal center in the solid state structure of Palladium(II)-Terpyridine complex. J. Mol. Struct. 2020, 1199, 126957. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2019.126957.
  15. Svetlana A. Katkova, Alexander S. Mikherdov, Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Alexander S. Novikov, Andrey A. Zolotarev, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. (Isocyano Group π-Hole)···[dz2-MII] Interactions of (Isocyanide)[MII] Complexes, in which Positively Charged Metal Centers (d8-M = Pt, Pd) Act as Nucleophiles. Chemistry - A European Journal, 2019, 25(36), 8590–8598. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901187.
  16. Mikhail V. Dobrynin, Carla Pretorius, Dumisani V. Kama, Andreas Roodt, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Regina M. lslamova. Rhodium(I)-catalysed cross-linking of polysiloxanes conducted at room temperature. J. Catalysis, 2019, 372, 193–200.
  17. Sergey V. Baykov, Uladzislava Dabranskaya, Daniil M. Ivanov, Alexander S. Novikov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy. Pt/Pd and I/Br Isostructural Exchange Provides Formation of C-I···Pd, C-Br···Pt, and C-Br···Pd Metal-Involving Halogen Bonding. Crystal Growth & Design, 2018, 18(10), 5973–5980.
  18. Alexander S. Mikherdov, Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Alexander S. Novikov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Irina A. Boyarskaya, Margarita S. Avdontceva, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. Ligation-Enhanced π-Hole···π Interactions Involving Isocyanides: Effect of π-Hole···π Noncovalent Bonding on Conformational Stabilization of Acyclic Diaminocarbene Ligands. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57(11), 6722–6733.
  19. Alexander S. Mikherdov, Alexander S. Novikov, Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Galina L. Starova, Alexander Yu. Ivanov, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. Halides Held by Bifurcated Chalcogen-Hydrogen Bonds. Effect of μ(S,N-H)Cl Contacts on Dimerization of Cl(carbene)PdII Species. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57(6), 3420–3433.
  20. Svetlana A. Katkova, Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Peter M. Tolstoy, Alexander S. Novikov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Anastasiia Yu. Ananyan, Pavel V. Gushchin, Matti Haukka, Andrey A. Zolotarev, Alexander Yu. Ivanov, Semen S. Zlotsky, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. Diversity of Isomerization Patterns and Protolytic Forms in Aminocarbene PdII and PtII Complexes Formed upon Addition of N,N'-Diphenylguanidine to Metal-Activated Isocyanides. Organometallics, 2017, 36(21), 4145–4159.
  21. Daniil M. Ivanov, Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Alexander S. Novikov, Ivan V. Ananyev, Anna A. Romanova, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Matti Haukka, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. H2C(X)–X···X– (X = Cl, Br) Halogen Bonding of Dihalomethanes. Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17(3), 1353–1362.
  22. Alexander S. Mikherdov, Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Alexander S. Novikov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Irina A. Boyarskaya, Dmitry V. Dar’in, Galina L. Starova, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. Difference in Energy between Two Distinct Types of Chalcogen Bonds Drives Regioisomerization of Binuclear (Diaminocarbene)PdII Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 14129−14137.
  23. V. A. Rassadin, D. P. Zimin, G. Z. Raskil’dina, A. Yu. Ivanov, V. P. Boyarskiy, S. S. Zlotskii, V. Yu. Kukushkin. Solvent- and Halide-free Synthesis of Pyridine-2-yl Substituted Ureas through Facile C–H Functionalization of Pyridine N-oxides. Green Chem., 2016, 28, 6630–6636.
  24. V. P. Boyarskiy, D. S. Ryabukhin, N. A. Bokach, A. V. Vasilyev. Alkenylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes with Alkynes. Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 5894−5986.
  25. M. A. Kinzhalov, S. A. Timofeeva, K. V. Luzyanin, V. P. Boyarskiy, A. A. Yakimanskiy, M. Haukka, V. Yu. Kukushkin. Palladium(II)-mediated addition of benzenediamines to isocyanides. Generation of three types of diaminocarbene ligands depending on isomeric structure of the nucleophile. Organometallics, 2016, 35(2), 218–228.
  26. Valentin A. Rassadin, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. Facile gold-catalyzed heterocyclization of terminal alkynes and cyanamides leading to substituted 2-amino-1,3-oxazoles. Org. Lett., 2015, 17(14), 3502–3505.
  27. Svetlana A. Timofeeva, Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Elena A. Valishina, Konstantin V. Luzyanin, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Tatyana M. Buslaeva, Matti Haukka, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. Application of palladium complexes bearing acyclic amino(hydrazido)carbene ligands as catalysts for copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling. J. Catalysis, 2015, 329, 449–456.
  28. V. P. Boyarskiy, N. A. Bokach, K. V. Luzyanin, V. Yu. Kukushkin. Metal-Mediated and Metal-Catalyzed Reactions of Isocyanides. Chem. Rev., 2015, 115(7), 2698–2779.
  29. Boyarskiy, V. P.; Luzyanin, K. V.; Kukushkin, V. Y., Palladium-(acyclic diaminocarbene) species as alternative to palladium-(nitrogen heterocyclic carbenes) in cross-coupling catalysis, in Advances in organometallic chemistry and catalysis: the Silver/Gold jubilee International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry celebratory book; Pombeiro, A. J. L., Ed.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014, pp. 145–156.
  30. V. N. Belov, G. Yu. Mitronova, M. L. Bossi, V. P. Boyarskiy, E. Hebisch, C. Geisler, K. Kolmakov, C. A. Wurm, K. I. Willig, S. W. Hell. Masked Rhodamine Dyes of Five Principal Colors Revealed by Photolysis of a 2-Diazo-1-Indanone Caging Group: Synthesis, Photophysics, and Light Microscopy Applications. Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20(41), 13162–13173.
  31. K. Kolmakov, C. A. Wurm, D. N. H. Meineke, F. Goettfert, V. P. Boyarskiy, V. N. Belov, S. W. Hell. Polar Red-Emitting Rhodamine Dyes with Reactive Groups: Synthesis, Photophysical Properties, and Two-Color STED Nanoscopy Applications. Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 146–157.
  32. Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Konstantin V. Luzyanin, Matti Haukka, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. ADC-Based palladium catalysts for aqueous Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling exhibit greater activity than the most advantageous catalytic systems. Organometallics, 2013, 32(18), 5212−5223.
  33. Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Konstantin V. Luzyanin, Fedor M. Dolgushin, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin. Metal-Mediated Coupling of a Coordinated Isocyanide and Indazoles. Dalton Trans., 2013, 42(29), 10394–10397.
  34. V. P. Boyarskiy, K. V. Luzyanin, V. Yu. Kukushkin. Acyclic Diaminocarbenes (ADCs) as a Promising Alternative to N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCs) in Transition Metal Catalyzed Organic Transformations. Coord. Chem. Rev., 2012, 256(17–18), 2029–2056.
  35. A. Muthukrishnan, V. Boyarskiy, M. V. Sangaranarayanan, I. Boyarskaya. Mechanism and Regioselectivity of the Electrochemical Reduction in Polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs): Kinetic Analysis for the Successive Reduction of Chlorines from Dichlorobiphenyls. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116(1), 655–664.
  36. V. N. Belov, C. A. Wurm, V. P. Boyarskiy, S. Jakobs, S. W. Hell. Rhodamines NN: A Novel Class of Caged Fluorescent Dyes. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2010, 49(20), 35203523.
  37. Vladimir N. Belov, Mariano L. Bossi, Jonas Fölling, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Stefan W. Hell Rhodamine Spiroamides for Multicolor Single-Molecule Switching Fluorescent Nanoscopy. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2009, 15(41), 10762–10776.
  38. Mariano Bossi, Jonas Fölling, Vladimir N. Belov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Rebecca Medda, Alexander Egner, Christian Eggeling, Andreas Schönle, Stefan W. Hell. Multicolor Far-Field Fluorescence Nanoscopy through Isolated Detection of Distinct Molecular Species. Nano Lett., 2008, 8(8), 2463–2468.
  39. Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Vladimir N. Belov, Rebecca Medda, Birka Hein, Mariano Bossi, Stefan W. Hell. Photostable, amino reactive and water-soluble fluorescent labels based on sulfonated rhodamine with a rigidized xanthene fragment. Chemistry-A European Journal 2008, 14(6), 1784–1792.