Dmitry Yakhvarov


YakhvarovProf. Dr. Dmitry Yakhvarov
A.E.Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry
Russian Academy of Sciences
Laboratory of Organometallic and Coordination Compounds
Kazan, Russian Federation

Tentative title of lecture: Electrochemical methods in phosphorus chemistry: Recent discoveries and perspectives



Dmitry Yakhvarov is Vice Director for Science and Chief Scientist of the A.E.Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry of the Federal Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences. He was born in 1974 in Kazan, Russian Federation. He graduated the Department of Physical Chemistry of Kazan State University in 1996 with excellent marks. He got his Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) in February 2000 and became a Dr. habil. (Doctor of Sciences) in 2012. He was awarded the honorary title of “Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences” in 2016.

Dmitry Yakhvarov is a specialist in phosphorus, physical, inorganic, coordination and organoelement chemistry, catalysis and electrochemistry. His main research interests are focused on the development of new technologies for the preparation of organophosphorus and organoelement, including organometallic, compounds by electrochemical methods based on the principles of “green chemistry”. Recent directions involve the investigation of new types of nanosized catalysts and magnetoactive materials based on phosphorus containing ligands.

Currently the scientific activity developed in the research group of Dmitry Yakhvarov includes the realisation of main tasks of the priority areas of the fundamental research programs of the Russian Academy of Sciences and several International scientific projects. His main results are published in more than 100 scientific papers in international chemical journals, 7 patents have been issued and several invited lectures have been presented on different famous international scientific events.

Dmitry Yakhvarov has scientific achievements on national and international levels. He developed new electrochemical methods for arylation and alkylation of element (white) phosphorus (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013), detected, isolated and characterized main intermediates of the activation and transformation of P4 molecule in the coordination sphere of transition metal complexes on the base of the cobalt subgroup metals (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006), determined the conditions for mild decomplexation of phosphorus-containing heterocyclic from the coordination sphere of tungsten by the electrochemical means (Organomettalics, 2004) and developed the possible ways for activation of inert polyphosphorus ligands derived from white phosphorus tetrahedron (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008). For the first time, he performed the electrochemical generation, stabilization and isolation, as the ligand, of new highly reactive phosphorus intermediate - phosphine oxide H3PO (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011), whose existence was predicted only theoretically. As a part of his research activity, he established the regularities of the processes of electrocatalytic reduction of organic halides under the action of electrochemically generated nickel complexes, containing the metal in low degrees of oxidation, he revealed the factors which determine the reactivity and catalytic activity of these complexes, developed the methods of stabilisation and elaborated the procedures for direct synthesis of organometallic intermediates using electrochemical techniques (Organometallics, 2014). The recent focus of his research has been paid to preparation of new magnetoactive binuclear nickel (Inorg. Chem., 2011) and cobalt (Mendeleev Commun. 2013, 2015) complexes, which can be used in the production of the new types of materials with electrochemically switchable magnetic properties.

Dmitry Yakhvarov is integrated in the international scientific community. He joined a number of international research groups in Germany (Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Greifswald; Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Leipzig University; Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden), Italy (Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds, Florence), France (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Paris). He was the responsible executor of a number of international contracts between the Russian Academy of Sciences and large International chemical companies, such as Thermphos International BV (2006-2008) and Dow Corning Corporation (2011-2012).


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