Lina M. Epstein

Leading researcher
Lina M. Epstein
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Academic Degree
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Moscow State University (1967)
D.Sc., INEOS RAS (1985)
Professor of Chemistry (1991)
1945–1950 M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Philosophy
1953–1957 Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, Department of Physics
1958–1986 – young research scientist, INEOS RAS
1986–1990 – senior research scientist, INEOS RAS
1991–present time – leading research scientist, INEOS RAS
Scientific Interests
Theoretical Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy. Examination of the fundamental problems such as electronic structure, nature of the bonds and proton donor or proton acceptor ability of transition metal complexes. Molecular Spectroscopy studies of intermolecular interactions, especially neutral and ionic hydrogen bonding as well their participation in proton transfer processes.
Discovery of the novel intermolecular Hydrogen bonding with d-electrons of transition metal atom as well as hydride ligand of the transition metal and main groups hydrides. The elucidation of their nature, structure and the determination of the H-bond and following low temperature proton transfer leading to classical and non classical cationic hydrides in different solvents .Determination of the ion pairs stabilized by H-bond, formed after proton transfer.

Over 250 papers in Russian and International journals, two Chapters in the books: "Hydrogen bonds and chemical properties of organic compounds" in "Hydrogen bond", Editor: N.D. Sokolov, Moscow, 1981 and reference 3, as well as modern reviews (references 4-7)

9 candidate dissertations have been defended

  • 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, 3325-3331
    V. N.Tsupreva, A. A. Titov, O. A. Filippov, A. N. Bilyachenko, A. F.Smol'yakov, F. M. Dolgushin, D. V. Agapkin, I. A. Godovikov, L. M. Epstein, E. S. Shubina
    Peculiarities of the Complexation of Copper and Silver Adducts of a 3,5-Bis(trifluoromethyl)pyrazolate Ligand with Organoiron Compounds