LABORATORY ON LOW TEMPERATURE CHEMISTRY
119899 Moscow, Leninskie Gori 1/3
MSU, Chemistry Department
Room 133, 134 (right)
Laboratory on Low Temperature Chemistry was founded in 1974 by initiative of Nobel
Prize Winner Academician N.N.Semenov
The Head of the Laboratory - Professor, Lomonosov Prize Winner
(1976), Honored Scientist of Russian Federation (1997) Gleb Borisovich Sergeev
Dr.Shabatina Tatyana Igorevna – Leading Scientist, Laboratory Acting Manager
Dr. Sergeev Boris Michailovich - Senior Scientist
Dr. Zagorskii Vyacheslav Victorovich - Senior Scientist
Dr. Komarov Valerii Sergeevich – Senior Scientist
Dr. Shabatin Vladimir Petrovich – Senior Scientist
Dr. Morosov Yurii Nikolaevich - Research Chemist
Dr.Bochenkov Vladimir Evgen’evich - Research Chemist
Dr. Vlasov Alexei Victorovich - Research Chemist
M.Sci. Timoshenko Vadim Alexandrovich - Research Chemist
M.Sci. Bazulin Alexander Feliksovich - Jr. Research Chemist
M.Sci. Shmanova Elena Vladimirovna– Jr. Research Chemist
M.Sci. Mukhin Maxim Sergeevich – Jr. Research Chemist
Belyaev Anatolii, Bogdanov Alexei, Kaplii Grigorii, Mitrofanov Alexander
Main Research Directions:
•Cryonanochemistry and production of new materials.
•New compounds, reactions and mechanisms for metal atoms, clusters and nanoparticles in
temperature range 6-300 K.
• The development of new sensor materials based on cryoformed nanosystems.
• Production and investigation of physical and chemical properties of cryomodified
INTAS 2000-00911, 2 Russian Foundation of Basic Research grants, grant of Russian
Federal Programme “Universities of Russia”, grant of Education and Science Ministry of
• Cryo-condensation of reagent vapors
• Low temperature UV-, IR-, ESR-spectroscopy
• Gas chromatography
• Low temperature calorymetry
• Potentiometry and electrical conductivity
measurements of thin film samples
• Molecular modeling in co-operation with the Laboratory on Chemical
Cybernetics (Head of the laboratory Prof.A.V.Nemukhin)
• Electron microscopy in co-operation with the Electron Microscopy Division of
Moscow State University
The laboratory members participate in Collective Scientific Center “ Technology of
new nanostructured materials and their complex investigation”.
Laboratory has close scientific cooperation with Center of nanostructured
materials and nanotechnologies of Belgorod State University; Institute of Metal
Physics Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Petrochemical Institute of
Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences,
Curortology Research Center of Russian Federation, Faculti of Fundamental Medicine of
Moscow State University.
Special courses on Low Temperature Chemistry was founded on the base of the Laboratory
on Low Temperature Chemistry, The Head – Professor Gleb B.Sergeev
At present time, this division includes the works in the field of nanochemistry and
Prof.Gleb B.Sergeev holds lectures “ The Bases of Cryonanochemistry” for graduate
students, Ph D students and audience of Special courses on Low Temperature Chemistry. The
lectures include following parts: basic methods and technique; molecular, radical and
chain radical reactions at low temperatures; nanochemistry of metal atoms, clusters and
nanoparticles; spontaneous reactions through complex formation; reactions in frozen
solutions and organized media; cryobiochemical reactions; low temperature applications in
science and industry.
Three doctors of science, 33 doctors and more than 50 graduates have been prepared in
University of Southampton (UK), Institute on Low Temperature Physics National Academy
of Ukraine ( Kharkov, Ukraine), Armenian Institute for Technical Chemistry (Erevan,
- G.B.Sergeev. Nanochemnistry. Elsevier, 2006, 249 pp
- G.B.Sergeev. Nanochemnistry. Textbook, Moscow State Univ. Publ., Moscow, 2006, 336 pp.
- V.A.Batyuk, T.I.Shabatina, T.N.Boronina ,G.B.Sergeev. Reactions in Liquid Crystals, Ser.
Kinetics and Catalysis, VINITI Publ., Moscow 1990, P.95.
- G.B.Sergeev, V.A.Batyuk “Cryochemistry”, Mir Publ., Moscow, 1986, P.321
- G.B.Sergeev, V.V.Smirnov “ Molecular halogenation of olefines” , MSU Publ., Moscow,
Sergeev G.B. Nanochemistry of metals, Russ.Chem.Rev., 2001. 70, pp.915-931.
Sergeev G.B., Shabatina T.I., Low temperature. Surface chemistry and nanostructures,
Surf. Sci. 2002, 500, p. 628-655
Shabatina T.I., Sergeev G.B. Reactions at low temperatures in chemistry of nanosystems
Russ.Chem.Rev , 2003; 72, pp. 643-663.
Sergeev G.B.; Cryochemistry of metal nanoparticles. J.Nanoparticle Research, 2003,.5,
Bochenkov V.E., Sergeev G.B., Gas-sensitive nanosystems, Nanotechnics, 2005, 3,
pp.101-106. (in Russian)
V.E. Bochenkov, G.B. Sergeev Preparation and chemiresistive properties of
nanostructured materials Adv. Coll. Int. Sci., 245-254, 116, 2005
V.A.Timoshenko, A.A.Belyaev, Yu.N.Morosov, T.I.Shabatina, G.B.Sergeev. Copper atom
interaction with mesogenic cyanobiphenyls in solid co-condensates. Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst.,
2005, v.440, pp.79-83.
T.I.Shabatina, Yu.N.Morosov, V.A.Timoshenko, G.B.Sergeev. The ESR-study of Chemical
Interactions in triple solid ‘Ag-CCl4-5CB’ co-condensate mesogenic system.
Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 2005, v.440, pp. 325-333.
T.I.Shabatina, A.V.Vlasov, S.V.Konyuhov, A.Yu.Ermilov, A.V.Nemukhin, G.B.Sergeev.
Methastable lanthanide complexes formation and their thermal behavior in the solid phase
of alkylcyanobiphenyls. Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 2005, v.440, pp.317-324.
A.V.Vlasov, T.I.Shabatina, A.Yu.Ivanov, G.G.Sheina, A.V.Nemukhin, G.B.Sergeev.
Interaction of lanthanide atoms with 4-pentyl-4’-cyanobiphenyl in low temperature
co-condensates. Mendeleev Commun., 2005, N1, pp. 10-11.
G.B.Sergeev. Reactions in low temperature solid co-condensates and size effects.
Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 2005, v.440, pp.85-92.
G.B. Sergeev, V.S. Komarov. Cryomodification of drugs. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. V. 456
(2006). P. 107-115
V.A.Timoshenko, T.I.Shabatina, Yu.N.Morosov, G.B.Sergeev. Complexation and chemical
interactions in triple system “silver-CCl4-mesogenic cyanobiphenyl”, J.of
Struct.Chemistry, 2006, .47, pp.139-145.
B.M.Sergeev, L.I.Lopatina, G.B.Sergeev. Influence of Ag+ ions on formation of silver
nanoclusters in water solutions of polyacrylate. Colloid Journal, 2006, 68, pp. 833-838
Laboratory has obtained 6 patents of Russian Federation during last 6 years.
- Matrix isolation method has been developed and cryochemical reactions of atoms
and clusters of magnesium and samarium with some small molecules were studied. The higher
activity of metal clusters in comparison with their atoms was shown. Spectral data were
confirmed by the results of quantum chemistry calculations.
- The methods of formation and stabilisation of metal nanoparticles of 5-10 nm
in size have been developed using polyxylylene monomers polymerized at low temperatures
and acrylic monomers. The inclusion of silver nanoparticles, obtained by cryosynthesis
and by chemical reduction in reversed micelles was made.
- The cryoformation of silver and copper nanoparticles including in liquid
crystalline matrix has been performed. It was shown the possibility of unusual chemical
transformations of metal nanoparticles at low temperatures and of new sensor systems
- The main problem for developing investigations is the connection between the
reactive specie size and their reactivity. The new research directions have been
established during last 5 years– cryonanochemistry and metal nanochemistry.