Natalia V. Belkova

Leading researcher
Natalia V. Belkova
Personal Info
Address
Nesmeyanov Institute
Phone
+7(499)135-64-48
Email
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Academic Degree
D.Sc. (Chem.), A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2011
Ph. D. (Chem.), A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1997.
M. Sc., Department of Chemistry, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1993.
Experience
2012 - present - Professor, Leading Researcher, A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences
2005 - 2012 - Senior Researcher, A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences
1999 - 2004 - Researcher, A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences
1998 - 1999 - Postdoctoral fellow, Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis (TN), USA
1997 - 1998 - Junior researcher, A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences
1993-1997 - Post-graduate student, A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences
Scientific Interests
Transition-metal complexes and hydrides, structure-reactivity relationships. Intermolecular interactions, hydrogen bonding and proton transfer. Reaction mechanisms. Molecular spectroscopy. Theoretical calculations.
Awards
Soros post-graduate student fellowships, 1995-1997.
Russian Federation State Young Scientist fellowship, 1996.
Yu. T. Struchkov Award, Annual Young Scientists' Competition at the A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1996.
Academia Europeae Award for young scientists from NIS, 1997.
1st prize at Annual Scientific Conference-Competition at the A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004.
Russian Science Support Foundation fellowships, 2004-2005.
Additional

70 papers in Russian and international scientific journals (an average 21.3 citations per paper, H index = 20) and ca. 200 presentations at international and national chemical meetings; chapters in “Recent Advances in Hydride Chemistry”, (Eds: M. Peruzzini, R. Poli), Elsevier, 2001, “Spectroscopic Properties of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds: Techniques, Materials and Applications”, (Eds: J. Yarwood, R. Douthwaite, S. Duckett), RSC, 2012, “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.

CURRENT WORK includes variable temperature spectroscopic and theoretical studies of

  • mechanism of proton transfer to late transition metal hydrides,
  • transition metal hydrides as proton donors in hydrogen bond as compared to CH, NH, OH donors
  • bonding between two hydride complexes working as proton donor and proton acceptor
  • non-specific (polarity) and specific (hydrogen bonding) solvent effects on these reactions
  • Ir based catalytic hydrogenation/dehydrogenation aiming the understanding of mechanism and improving the catalyst performance.

Publications
2018
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2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
  • J. Organomet. Chem., 2011, 696, 1174-1183
    P. A. Dub, J.-C. Daran, V. A. Kirkina, N. V. Belkova, E. S. Shubina, R. Poli
    Modeling the platinum-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of ethylene: the nucleophilic addition of HNEt2 to coordinated ethylene in trans-PtBr2(C2H4)(HNEt2)
  • Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 1367–1370
    V. A. Kirkina, A. Rossin, N. V. Belkova, M. R. Chierotti, L. M. Epstein, O. A. Filippov, R. Gobetto, L. Gonsalvi, A. Lledos, E. S. Shubina, F. Zanobini, M. Peruzzini
    Acid-base interaction between transition metal hydrides results in dihydrogen bonding and assists H2 evolution
  • Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 12539-52
    A. Béthegnies, V. A. Kirkina, O. A. Filippov, J.-C. Daran, N. V. Belkova, E. S. Shubina, R. Poli
    Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry of Relevance to the Rhodium-Based Catalyst for Ethylene Hydroamination