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Garnovskii Alexander D.

Garnovskii Alexander D.

Position:  Head of Department of Coordination Chemistry

Scientific degree:   Doctor of  Science, Professor


Number of publications: About 800 including 69 reviews and 11 monographs

Scientific interests: Coordination chemistry of ambidentate nitrogen-containing ligands.Stereo- and regioselective synthesis of the complex compounds

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Born on August, 30, 1932. Dr. Habilitation (“Doctor in Chemical Sciences”, 1972). Professor of the Rostov State University since 1974, Head of the Department of the Chemistry of Coordination Compounds of the Research Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry of the Rostov State University, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and New-York Academy of Sciences.

Recognized Russian chemist (citation index for 1986-2005 is 2671), Laureate of State Award (1989) and Chugaev’s Award of Russian Academy of Sciences (2003).

Specialist in the areas of coordination and heterocyclic chemistry. He has generated and systematized ideas on the types of organic ligand systems and metal complexes, as well as methods for their synthesis [1,2]. 
He has developed a controlled rational design of acyclic (Schiff bases of β-aminoketones [3-5]) and cyclic (azoles and azines [6-8]) azomethine ligands. In this work, N-, O-, S-, Se- and Te-donor centers and their combinations varied, as well as aliphatic, aromatic, heterocyclic substituents and analogous fragments at the C=N bond, annelated to chelate-forming groups. Taking also in account nature of complex-formers (metal salts or zero-valent metals) and conditions of synthesis (chemical or electrochemical, different solvents) allowed carry out a regio- and stereo-controlled synthesis of five or six-membered trans- (N,N and N,O) and cis-planar (N,S), tetrahedral (N,N and N,O), penta- and hexa-coordination (N,N,N; N,N,O; N,O,O; N,N,S; N,N,Se; N,N,Te; N,O,S; N,O,Se and N,O,Te) structures.

On the basis of the Principle of Hard and Soft Acids and Bases (R. Pearson, USA), he formulated and widely used the conception of competitive coordination to explain a variety of coordination modes of metals in the complexes of hard and soft ligands with N, O, S, Se, Te-donor centres [1,9]. He offered and developed ideas on standard and non-standard coordination modes of chelating ligand systems and stabilization of uncommon tautomeric forms of ligating systems (azomethines and azoles) under complexation with metals [10,11]. He has elaborated a new approach in search and creation of magneto-active, in that number ferromagnetic [12] and luminescent [13] metal complexes of azomethine and azole ligands. He has carried out a series of investigations on synthesis of coordination compounds in the conditions of interfacial friction (tribochemical synthesis) and, on this basis, obtaining patented effective additives for lubricant materials [1].

Under his supervision, 3 Dr. Hab. and 32 Ph. D. theses have been successfully presented. He lectured on coordination and physical chemistry for graduate and post-graduate students of the Department of Chemistry of Rostov State University. His lectures on coordination chemistry were welcome at universities of USSR and Russia (Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Tbilisi, Baku, Tashkent, Kishinev) and abroad: in Germany (Berlin, Dortmund), Spain (Santiago de Compostela), Slovakia (Bratislava), Poland (Warsaw), Mexico (Monterrey), North Corea (Pyongyang) and Turkey (Erdene).

He is co-autor of the textbook “Coordination Chemistry” and editor of the Russian version of a monograph J.W. Steed, J.L. Atwood “Supramolecular Chemistry”, Chichester: J. Wiley. 2002. Scientific conlsultant of special issues of the Russian chemical journal and author of publications in “Chemical encyclopedia”, dedicated to problems of coordination chemistry.

Numerous original articles of A.D. Garnovskii are cited in the following main publications.

Main publications:

  1. A.D.Garnovskii, B.I.Kharisov, V.V.Skopenko, L.M.Blanco, N.N.Kokozay, A.S.Kuzharov, D.A.Garnovskii, O.Yu.Vassilyeva, A.S.Burlov, V.A.Pavlenko. Direct Synthesis of Coordination and Organometallic Compounds (A.D.Garnovskii and B.I.Kharisov, Eds.). Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1999.
  2. L.M.Blanco, A.D.Garnovskii, D.A.Garnovskii, B.I.Kharisov, M.A.Mendez-Rojas, I.S.Vasilchenko. Synthetic Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry. (A.D.Garnovskii and B.I.Kharisov, Eds.). Marcel Dekker, New York-Basel, 2003.
  3. A.D.Garnovskii, A.L.Nivorozhkin, V.I.Minkin. Coord. Chem. Rev., 126, 1 (1993).
  4. A.D.Garnovskii, I.S.Vasilchenko. Russ. Chem. Rev., 71, 943 (2002).
  5. A.D.Garnovskii, I.S.Vasilchenko. Russ. Chem. Rev., 74, 193 (2005).
  6. A.D.Garnovskii, O.A.Osipov, L.I.Kuznetsova, N.N.Bogdashev. Adv. Chem., (USSR). 42, 177 (1973).
  7. D.A.Garnovsky, A.P.Sadimenko, O.A.Osipov, A.D.Garnovsky, A.S.Antsyshkina, M.A. Porai-Koshits. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 160, 177 (1989).
  8. D.A.Garnovsky, A.D.Garnovskii, A.P.Sadimenko, S.G.Sigeykin. Russ. J. Coord. Chem., 20, 83 (1994)
  9. A.D.Garnovskii, O.A.Osipov, S.B.Bulgarevich. Russ. Chem. Rev., 41, 341 (1972)
  10. A. D.Garnovskii, A.P.Sadimenko, M.I.Sadimenko, D.A.Garnovskii. Coord. Chem. Rev., 173, 31 (1998).
  11. V.I.Minkin, A.D.Garnovskii, J.Elguero, A.R.Katritzky, O.V.Denisko. Adv. Heterocycl. Chem., 76, 157 (2000).
  12. A.D.Garnovskii, V.N.Ikorskii, A.I.Uraev, I.S.Vasilchenko, A.S.Burlov, D.A. Garnovskii, K.A.Lyssenko, V.G.Vlasenko, T.E.Shestakova, Y.V.Koshchienko, T.A.Kuz’menko, L.N.Divaeva, M.P.Bubnov, V.P.Rybalkin, O.Yu.Korshunov, I.V. Pirog, G.S.Borodkin, V.A.Bren, I.E.Uflyand, M.Yu.Antipin, V.I.Minkin. J. Coord. Chem. (2006) (in press).
  13. A.V.Metelitsa, A.S.Burlov, S.O.Bezugliy, I.G.Borodkina, V.A.Bren, A.D.Garnovskii, V.I.Minkin. Russ. J. Coord. Chem. 32 (2006) (in press).

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