Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Ecology
Head of Department, Dr. of Chemistry, Prof. T. Rakitskaya
6 Lecturers work at the Department:
1. Rakitskaya T.L. – Professor, Doctor of Chemistry, Honoured Scientist of Ukraine, Academician of the Engineering Academy of Ukraine, awarded with the ISSEP grant, works in the field of ecological catalyses, namely catalytic purification of air from ozone, phosphine, and carbon monoxide (see Synopsis of Present Scientific Work of Prof. T.L. Rakitskaya).
2. Koksharova T.V. – Assistant Professor, Doctor of Chemistry, specialist in the field of coordination chemistry.
3. Raskola L.A. – Assistant Professor, Candidate of Chemical Science, deals with the study of ozone decomposition and sulfur dioxide oxidation reactions.
4. Truba A.S. - Assistant Professor, Candidate of Chemical Science, works in the field of ozone catalytic decomposition, Secretary of the Department .
5. Kiose T.A. - Assistant Professor, Candidate of Chemical Science, works in the field of carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide catalytic oxidation.
6. Kurando S.V. – Assistant Professor, Candidate of Chemical Science, works in the field of coordination chemistry.
I.V. Zueva, Laboratory Manager, T.A. Sultan and N.A. Budanova, Leading Specialists, and N.I. Makarovskaia, Specialist, are employed in the arrangement of educational process and assist in research activities of the Department.
The Department works in close contact with Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy, Lviv Ivan Franko National University, and A.V. Bogatsky Physico-Chemical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Physico-Chemical Institute of Environment and Human’ Protection
The Department provide the education in two directions: inorganic chemistry and chemical ecology. Our graduates work at schools, colleges, institutes, universities and academies, at scientific-research institutions and factory laboratories.
The courses lectured at the Department are:
1. General Chemistry.
2. Inorganic Chemistry.
4. Quantum chemistry.
6. Chemistry of Environment (atmosphere).
7. Bases of Chemical Technology.
8. Methodology of scientific research in the field of Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Ecology.
9. Physico-chemical methods of research of metal-complex catalysts and sorbents.
10. Synthesis, structure and reactivity in redox-reactions of coordination compounds.
11. Structure and Physico-Chemistry of porous supports.
12. Metal-complex compounds in catalytic redox-reactions of gaseous toxic substances.
13. Monitoring of state of environment (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere).
14. Chemisorbents and Chemisorbent methods of air purification.
The Department carries out research in directions:
1. Ecological Catalysis
- Study of kinetics of redox reactions of phosphine, ozone, and carbon monoxide catalyzed by metal complexes supported on porous materials;
- Study of the mechanism of metal complex formation on the surface of oxide supports and carbon materials;
- Determination of a correlation between the structure of the metal complex and its catalytic activity;
- Collection and processing of information concerning emission points and mechanisms of formation of toxic gaseous pollutants (PH3, AsH3, CO, O3, SO2, NOx etc.) and their impact on the environment and human beings.
- Occupational hazards due to emission of the gaseous toxicants in Ukrainian industrial plants;
- Practical application of gas-masks, respirators and small sanitary air cleaning units for protection of human’s respiratory tracts from phosphine, carbon monoxide, and ozone;
- Consulting in production of individual protective means and small sanitary air cleaning units.
2. Synthesis and study of the composition, structure, and reactivity of coordination compounds with organic ligands.
Theoretical achievements in the field of ecological catalysis are summarized in three monographs (by T.L. Rakitskaya and A.A. Ennan) and more than 150 papers (the co-authors of a lot of them are students). The papers have been published in leading scientific editions included in scientometric databases. Results have been reported at numerous conferences of different level. ISSEP Grants are evidences of department scientific achievements recognition.
The Department of Inorganic chemistry and chemical ecology propose co-operation at fields:
1. of ecological catalysis
2. carrying out of scientific bases for protection of environment.
• Synthesis and crystal structure of hydrated cation-anion nickel(II) thiosemicarbazide and nickel(II) malonate dihydrate complex by / A. S. Antsyshkina; G. G. Sadikov; T. V. Koksharova; V. S. Sergienko // Rus. J. Inorg. Chem. – 2014. – Vol. 59, Is. 2. - Р. 50-57.
• Solid-State Compositions for Low-Temperature Sulphur Dioxide Oxidation Consisting of Natural Clinoptilolite, Copper(II) and Halide Ions / T.L. Rakitskaya, E.V. Kameneva, T.A. Kiose and V.Ya. Volkova // Solid State Phenomena. – 2015. – Vol. 230, Р. 291-296.
• T.L. Rakitskaya, T.A. Kiose, L.P. Oleksenko, A.M. Djiga, V.Y. Volkova Thermochemical and catalytic properties of modified bentonites // Chemistry, physics and technology of surface. – 2015. – Vol. 6, N 2. – P. 196 – 202.
• Catalytic activity of natural and pre-modified bentonite anchored Pd(II) and Cu(II) complexes in the reaction of carbon monoxide oxidation / T.L. Rakitskaya, V.O. Vasylechko, T.A. Kiose, G.V. Gryshchouk, A.M. Dzhiga, V.Y. Volkova // Chem. Met. Alloys. – 2015. – Vol. 8, N 1-2. – P. 32-38.
• Manganese(II) Complexes with Schiff Bases Immobilized on Nanosilica as Catalysts of the Reaction of Ozone Decomposition / T. Rakitskaya, A. Truba, E. Radchenko, A. Golub // Nanoscale Research Letters. – 2015. – Vol. 10. – 472 (9 р.)
• Nanostructured polyphase catalysts based on the solid component of welding aerosol for ozone decomposition / T. Rakitskaya, A. Truba, A. Ennan, V. Volkova // Nanoscale Research Letters. – 2015. – Vol. 10. – 473 (10 р).
• Koksharova T. V. Coordination compounds of p-hydroxybenzoates and p-aminobenzoates of 3d metals with thiosemicarbazide // Rus. J. Gen. Chem. – 2015. – Vol. 85, N 1. – Р. 111-115.
• Koksharova T.V., Mandzii T.V., Stoyanova I.V. Coordination Compounds of Cobalt(II), Nickel(II), and Zinc(II) Valerates and Benzoates with Isonicotinic Acid Hydrazide // Rus. J. Gen. Chem. – 2015. – Vol. 85, N 8. – Р. 1894-1899.
The Department of Inorganic Chemistry was established simultaneously with the organization of the Chemical Faculty in 1933.
The first Head of the Department (since 1933 to 1936) was Prof. D.K. Dobroserdov who had graduated from Kazan University. He was a pupil of K.A. Flavitzkiy and A.A. Zaitzev.. His scientific interests were in the field of determination of dielectric constants of different solutions and mixtures, the study of mercuric iodide complexes, other metal iodides, and complexes of metals with oxygen-containing acids.
Assistant Professor A.M. Zharnovsky (Head of the Department since 1936 to 1944) studied the influence of outer-sphere cations upon the composition and stability of complex anions.
Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, E.K. Lopatto (Head of the Department since 1944 to 1951) studied processes of silicon tetrafluoride sorption by water and aqueous solution of bases and salts, elaborated new methods for synthesis of sodium fluoride and white black (in co-work with Ass. Prof. A.I. Pozigun).
Assistant Professor A.I. Pozigun (Head of the Department since 1951 to 1969) studied coordination compounds of III and IV Groups elements.
Assistant Professor E.M. Belousova (Head of the Department since 1969 to 1970) studied coordination compounds of germanium with organic ligands.
Professor L.D. Skrylyov (Head of the Department since 1970 to 1971) studied the flotation method of waste water treatment.
Assistant Professor A.A. Ennan (Head of the Department since 1971 to 1972) studied the chemistry of silicon tetrafluoride.
Professor A.A. Opalovskii (Head of the Department since 1972 to 1978) studied rare metals fluorides.
On the basis of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, a new Department of Chemical Methods in Environment Protection with Assistant Professor A.A. Ennan as the Head was established in 1973.
Assistant Professor A.I. Prisyazhnyuk (Head of the Department since 1978 to 1986) studied coordination compounds of transition metals with sulfur-containing ligands and their use in the rubber production.
In 1986, as a result of re-organization, joining up of Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Department of Chemical Methods in Environment Protection, a new Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Ecology has been formed with Professor A.A. Ennan at its Head (since 1986 to 1991). The key scientific research line of the Department over that period was the study of physicochemical bases of trapping and utilization of gaseous toxic substances.
Assistant Professor V.I. Nikitin was the Head of the Department since 1991 to 2001. His main research topic was thermodynamics of interaction of organic bases with silicon tetra-fluoride and sulfur dioxide.