Anatoly L. Buchachenko  

Anatoly L. Buchachenko

Professor of Chemistry and the Head of Dynamics Department in the Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor of Chemistry and the Head of the Department of Chemical Kinetics at the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow University.

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Scientific interests
Biographical sketch
Selected Publications

Scientific interests

Chemistry and physics of stable radicals and high spin molecules, ESR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy of paramagnetics, spin chemistry, organic (molecular) ferromagnets. Buchachenko is one of the founders and leaders in spin chemistry. He discovered magnetic isotope effect, a new remarkable phenomenon of fundamental importance for chemistry, geochemistry, physics and biology. He observed microwave emission generated by chemical reaction (chemical maser, 1978) and formulated principles of chemical radiophysics. He is also the author of the radio induced magnetic isotope effect and spin catalysis. He has contributed new ideas in design and synthesis of molecular ferromagnets

Biographical sketch

Anatoly Buchachenko currently is the Professor of Chemistry and the head of Dynamics Department in the Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Professor of Chemistry and the head of the Department of Chemical Kinetics at the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University. He received his MS degree from Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) University (1958) and his Ph. D. from the N.N.Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics in Moscow. He was a postgraduate student, Assistant Professor, Full Professor and Director of ICP (1994-1996).

Anatoly Buchachenko is the Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is awarded by the State Prize of the FSU for science (1977); the Lenin Prize, the highest Award for science in the FSU (1986); the Voevodsky Award (1997); National Prize for Education Activity (2002); National Prize Triumph for the highest achievements in science (2008). His scientific family includes more that 50 post-doctoral fellows, post-graduate students and visiting associates. He is a member of the Advisory Board in Chemical Physics Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Russian Chemical Reviews, Russian Chemical Bulletin, Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry, Mendeleev Communications. Editor-in-Chief of Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry.Focus on Physics.

Anatoly Buchachenko was born in Plesetsk (now well known Russian Space Center), September 7, 1935. He is married to Maya Buchachenko, technical editor of Science Publishers. Their son Alexei is the Research Fellow in Moscow University, the daughter is the book art designer. 
Hobby: modeling of the ancient wooden churches, wooden architecture.


  1. Chemical Generation and Reception of Radio- and Microwaves. A.L. Buchachenko, E.L. Frankevich. VCH Publishers, N.Y., 1994.
  2. Spin Polarization and Magnetic Effects in Radical Reactions. K. Salikhov, Yu.Molin, R. Sagdeev, A. Buchachenko. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1984.
  3. Stable Radicals. A. Buchachenko. Consultants Bureau, New York, 1965.
  4. Chemical Physics of Aging and Stabilization of Polymers. N.Emanuel, A.Buchachenko. VNU Science Press, Utrecht, Netherlands, 1987.
  5. Chemically Induced Electron and Nuclear Polarization. A.L.Buchachenko (Moscow, 1974, in Russian; Bratislava, 1979, in Czech).
  6. Complexes of Radicals and Molecular Oxygen with Organic Molecules. A.L.Buchachenko, Moscow: Science, 1984 (in Russian).
  7. Magnetic Isotope Effect in Chemistry and Biochemistry. N.Y., Nova Science Publishers, 2009

Selected Publications

  1. Magnetic Isotope Effect and Isotope Selection in Chemical Reaction. A. L. Buchachenko, Progress in Reaction Kinetics, 13 (1984) 164
  2. Magnetic Isotope Effect. V.Tarasov, A.Buchachenko. Nature, 345, 25 (1990)
  3. MIE versus CIE: Comparative Analysis of Magnetic and Classical Isotope Effects. A. L. Buchachenko, Chem. Rev., 95 (1995), 2507
  4. Molecular Ferromagnets. A. L Buchachenko, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 176 (1989) 307
  5. 29Si Magnetic Isotope Effects in the Photolysis of Silyl Ketones. E.Step, V. Tarasov, A. Buchachenko, Chem. Phys. Lett., 144 (1988) 523
  6. Electron Spin Exchange in Micellized Radical Pairs. Magnetic Effects in Multinuclear Pairs. I.Shkrob, V.Tarasov, A.Buchachenko, Chem. Phys., 153 (1991) 443
  7. Unusual Uranium Isotope Effect Induced by Photolysis of Uranyl Salts in Micelles. I. Khudyakov, A.Buchachenko, Mendeleev Commun.  ( 1993) 135
  8. Magnetic and Spin Effects in Photoreduction of Uranyl Salts. A.Buchachenko, I.Khudyakov, Acc. Chem. Res., 24 (1991) 177
  9. Magnetic and Spin Effects in Recombination of Radical in Micelles.  V. Tarasov, I. Shkrob, E. Step, A. Buchachenko, Chem. Phys., 135 (1989) 391
  10. Magnetic Isotope Effect in the Reaction of Disproportionation of Radical Pairs. E. Step, A. Buchachenko, N. Turro. Chem. Phys. Lett.,  186 (1991) 405
  11. The Cage Effect in the Photolysis of Deoxybenzoin: Can Triplet Radical Pair Undergo Geminate Recombination?  E. Step, A.Buchachenko, N. Turro. J. Org. Chem., 57 (1992) 7018
  12. Magnetic Probing of Transition States. A. Buchachenko, V. Tarasov,  N. Ghatlia, N. Turro. Chem. Phys. Lett., 192 (1992) 139
  13. Examination of the Exchange Interaction through Micelle Size. 2. Isotope Separation. V. Tarasov, N. Ghatlia, N. Avdievich, I. Shkrob, A. Buchachenko, N. Turro. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 116 (1994) 2281
  14. Magnetic Isotope Effect and Oxygen Isotope Selection in Chain Oxidation Reactions. L. Yasina, A. Buchachenko. Chem. Phys., 146 (1990) 225
  15. An "Antiscavenging" Effect. E. Step, A. Buchachenko, N. Turro. J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 116 (1994) 5462
  16. Wavelength Effect in Photolysis of Ketones: Magnetic Isotope Separation 13C/12C. A Probe for Adiabatic Trajectories. E. Step, V.Tarasov, A. Buchachenko, N. Turro. J. Phys. Chem., 97 (1993) 363
  17. Spin Catalysis: Three-Spin Model. A. Buchachenko, V. Berdinsky. Chem. Phys. Lett., 242 (1995) 43
  18. Spin Catalysis of the Radical Recombination Reaction. A.Buchachenko, L. Step, N. Turro. Chem. Phys. Lett., 233 (1995) 315
  19. Magnetic and Classical Oxygen Isotope Effects in Chain Oxidation Processes: a Quantitative Study. A. Buchachenko, L.Yasina,. J. Phys. Chem., 99 (1995) 4964
  20. Spin Catalysis of Chemical Reactions. A. Buchachenko, V.Berdinsky. J. Phys. Chem., 100 (1996) 18292
  21. Cascade Strategy of the Chemically Induced Magnetic Isotope Fractionation. A. Buchachenko, V. Berdinsky. J. Phys. Chem., 103A (1999) 865
  22. Spin Catalysis as a Nuclear Spin Selective Process. A. Buchachenko, V. Berdinsky. Chem. Phys. Lett., 298 (1998) 279
  23. Compressed Atoms. A.L. Buchachenko. J. Phys. Chem., B105 (2001) 5839
  24. Recent Advances in Spin Chemistry. A.L. Buchachenko. Pure and Applied Chem., 72 (2000) 2243
  25. Single Spin Electron Spin Resonance. A.L. Buchachenko. Chem. Phys. Letters, 340 (2001) 103
  26. Magnetic Isotope Effect: Nuclear Spin Control of Chemical Reactions. A.L.Buchachenko. J.Phys.Chem., A105 (2001) 9995
  27. Magnesium isotope effects in enzymatic phosphorylation. . Buchachenko A.L   J.Phys.Chem.B. 112, 708-719 (2008).
  28. Paramagnet enhanced nuclear relaxation. Sartori E., Ruzzi M., Turro N., Komatsu K., Lawler R., Buchachenko A.L. J.Am.Chem.Soc., 130, 2221-2225 (2008).
  29. Magnetic field affects enzymatic ATP synthesis. . Buchachenko A.L., Kuznetsov D.A J.Am.Chem.Soc. 130, 12868-12869 (2008).
  30. The porphyrin-fullerene nanoparticles: 25Mg magnetic isotope effect. Buchachenko A.L., Kuznetsov D.A European J. of Medicinal Chemistry. 36, 833-844 (2008).
  31. Paramagnetic complexes of magnesium as mediators of ATP synthesis. Chem. Phys.        Lett.. 483, 77 (2009).
  32. Magnetic field response of NaCl:Eu spin-dependent crystal plasticity. Phys. Rev. B82, 0141115 (2010).
  33. Porphyrin-fullerene-based  nanoparticles., A.L.Buchachenko, D.A.Kouznetsov International J. of Nanoscience, 8, 947 (2008).
  34. Ion-radical Mechanism of Enzymatic ATP Synthesis: DFT Calculations and Experimental Control. J. Phys. Chem. B. 114, 2287 (2010).
  35. Mercury Isotope Effects in Environmental Chemistry and Biochemistry. Russ. Chem. Rev. 78, 319−328 (2009