Three new types of intermolecular hydrogen bonds typical for organometallic compounds have been comprehensively explored: hydrogen bonds to transition metal atom as proton acceptor, to hydride ligand as proton acceptor and with hydride ligand as proton donor. Approaches to mechanistic studies of proton transfer reactions of transition metal and main group element hydrides have been developed. Their application allowed showing a guiding role of various unusual hydrogen bonds that determine the proton transfer pathway and the reaction selectivity. Relationship between the thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of each reaction step and peculiarities of potential energy profiles have been deduced.
over 150 Papers in peer-review journals including 3 book chapters: “Dihydrogen bonded complexes and proton transfer to hydride ligand by spectral (IR, NMR) studies” in Recent Advances in Hydride Chemistry, Elsevier Science, 2001; “Weak Interactions and M-H Bond Activation” in Advances in Organometallic Chemistry: The Silver/Gold Jubilee International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry Celebratory Book, First Edition. Ed.: A. J. L. Pombeiro. John Willey & Sons, Inc., 2014, chapt. 8, 97-109; “IR spectroscopy of hydrides and its application to hydrogen bonding and proton transfer studies” in Spectrosc. Prop. Inorg. Organomet. Compd., 2012, 43, 1–28
Supervisor of 10 Ph. D. Thesis
Lecturer at Universities of Germany, India, Japan, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy in 1995-2014.
Visiting Professor at Université de Bourgogne, Dijon in 2001–2004 and Toulouse 2012
Plenary, Invited or Keynote lecturer at XIII FECHEM Conference on Organometallic Chemistry 1999; 12th International Conference on Boron Chemistry 2005; Japan, International Conference “From molecules towards materials”, Russia, 2005; International Conference on Cluster Chemistry and Polynuclear Compounds, Russia 2006, XVII EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria 2007,. XIII IMEBORON, Barcelone, Spain, 2008, XIV IMEBORON, Canada, 2011, International Conference on Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry, N. Novgorod, Russia, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, International Conference on Hydrogen and Hydrogen Storage: Methods and Materials, January, 2009, Bangalore, India, XXV ICOMC Portugal 2012, 79th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Chemical Society 2014; International Conference on Coordination Chemistry ICCC-41, Singapore, 2014, International Symposium on “New Horizons in Chemistry” and Interdisciplinary Symposium on Material Chemistry, Mumbai, India, 2014.
Total over 100 Communications at International scientific meetingsInternational and National Activity: