Sergey A Katsyuba

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Pd nanoparticles (NPs) with a small size and narrow size distribution were prepared from the decomposition of Pd(OAc)(2) in a series of hydroxyl-functionalized ionic liquids (ILs) comprising the 1-(2'-hydroxylethyl)-3-methylimidazolium cation and various anions, viz. [C(2)OHmim][OTf] (2.4 ± 0.5 nm), [C(2)OHmim][TFA] (2.3 ± 0.4 nm), [C(2)OHmim][BF(4)] (3.3 ±(More)
A combined DFT/vibrational spectroscopy approach is used to determine the interactions of the 1,3-dimethylimidazolium ([Mmim](+)) and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Emim](+)) cations and [BF(4)](-) anions with each other in the liquid state and with Pd nanoparticles (NPs) immersed in ionic liquids (ILs) composed of these ions. Formation of aggregates of the(More)
A series of ether-derivatized imidazolium halides have been prepared and characterized. Contrary to literature reports, they are all crystalline solids and have melting points well above room temperature (50-100 degrees C). Single crystals of the imidazolium salts, obtained in situ by slow cooling from their molten state to room temperature, were analyzed(More)
Density functional theory methods in combination with vibrational spectroscopy are used to investigate possible variants of molecular structure of the ion pairs of several imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs). Multiple stable structures are determined with the anion positioned (a) near to the C2 atom of the imidazolium ring, (b) between N1 and C5, (c)(More)
A series of new ionic liquids based on sterically hindered decyl(tri-tert-butyl)phosphonium (DTBP) or decyl(tricyclohexyl)phosphonium (DCHP) cations were prepared using quaternisation of tri-tert-butyl- or tricyclohexylphosphine with decylbromide and subsequent bromide exchange with the weakly-coordinating anions BF(4)(-), PF(6)(-), SO(3)CF(3)(-),(More)
Charge-assisted hydrogen bonds (CAHBs) play critical roles in many systems from biology through to materials. In none of these areas has the role and function of CAHBs been explored satisfactorily because of the lack of data on the energy of CAHBs in the condensed phases. We have, for the first time, quantified three types of CAHBs in both the condensed and(More)
It is demonstrated that density functional theory in B3PW91/aug-cc-pVTZ formulation provides a reasonable estimate of the geometrical and vibrational parameters of various PP and SS bonds. Calculated quasielastic characteristics of SS bonds, such as relaxed force constants f(SS), are approximately twice as large as f(PP). This means much higher elasticity(More)
Solvents playing a crucial role in many chemical reactions and additives can be used to shift the reaction equilibrium. Herein we study the enthalpy of mixing for selected solvents (aqueous, organic) and basic additives (amines, aqueous KOH) when mixed with formic acid with the aim to optimize hydrogen storage/delivery in the CO2/HCOOH system. Formic acid,(More)
A novel type of cyclic P,N-ligands, pyridyl containing phospholanes, has been synthesized in a moderate yield by the reaction of primary phosphines with 1,4-dichlorobutane in a superbasic medium. A series of homo tetranuclear octahedral Cu4I4L2, dinuclear tetrahedral Cu2I2L3, and dinuclear "head-to-tail" Cu2I2L2 luminescent complexes with these ligands were(More)
A systematic search for a quick and cost-effective theoretical method suitable for simultaneous studies of the structures, spectra and atomization energies of polyphosphorus compounds has been performed. It is demonstrated that density functional theory in BPW91/cc-pVTZ formulation provides a reasonable description of small Pn (n= 2, 3, 4, 6) clusters and(More)