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The laboratory has initiated and established the memorial award of professor B.A.Popovkin, the head of the laboratory from 1986 to 2008.

Professor B.A. Popovkin award regulations and guidelines (in russian)

The list of laureates (in russian)

Popovkin Boris Aleksandrovich (1937 - 2008)

Graduated from the Department of Chemistry of MSU - 1959, Doctor of Science (Inorganic Chemistry) - 1984, professor, Head of Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory since 1986.

Ph.D. Thesis (MSU, Department of Chemistry, 1963, supervised by prof.A.V.Novoselova) - "Physico-Chemical Investigation of Lead-Selenium-Oxygen Ternary System"

Dr.Sci. Thesis (MSU, Department of Chemistry, 1984) - "Physico-Chemical Principles of Controlled Synthesis of Antimony Sulphoiodide and Other Antimony and Bismuth Chalco(oxo-)-Halides"

Scientific interests: solid state chemistry, chemistry of metal-metal bonds, supramolecular inorganic chemistry, chemistry of inorganic materials

Lecture courses:

  • General principles of inorganic synthesis
  • Synthesis of certain classes of inorganic compounds

Total number of published works - more than 250

Successfully supervised 25 PhD works

Deputy Chairman of the Doctoral Dissertation Examination Board at the Department of Chemistry of Moscow State University, member of Inorganic Chemistry Expert Council of Russian High Attestation Committee, member of editorial board of Russian Chemical Bulletin.

Winner of USSR State Prize (1982), Merited Scientist of Russian Federation, State stipendship, DFG stipendship (1998)

Selected works:

  • A.V.Shevelkov, E.V.Dikarev, R.V.Shpanchenko, B.A.Popovkin. Crystal structures of bismuth tellurohalides BiTeX (X=Cl,Br,I) from X-ray powder diffraction data. J. Solid State Chem. 1995, v.116, 379-384.
  • G.V.Khvorich, A.V.Shevelkov,V.A.Dolgikh, B.A.Popovkin. Niobium thiobromide Nb3SBr7 with trianglar Nb3 clusters: structure and bonding. J. Solid State Chem. 1995, v. 117, 311-316.
  • A.V.Shevelkov,M.Yu.Mustyakimov,E.V.Dikarev, B.A.Popovkin. (Hg2P)HgBr4: a phosphorus analogue of the Millons base salts. J. Chem.Soc.,Dalton Trans., 1996, 1,147-148.
  • L.N.Reshetova, A.V.Shevelkov, B.A.Popovkin. Cd8As7Cl: a novel pnictohalide with new structure type. J. Solid State Chem.1997, v. 134, 282-291.
  • M.M.Shatruk, K.A.Kovnir, A.V.Shevelkov, I.A.Presniakov, B.A.Popovkin. First tin pnictidehalides Sn24P19,3I8 and Sn24As19,3I8: synthesis and the clathrate-1 type of the crystal structure. Inorg. Chem. 1999, v. 38, 3455-3457
  • A.V.Olenev, A.V.Shevelkov, A.I.Baranov, B.A.Popovkin [Hg7As3I3](SnI3): Trapping the SnI31- anion in the cavities of the unprecendented mercury-arsenic- iodine network. Eur. Inorg. Chem. 2000, v.3, . 265-270.
  • Alexei N.Kuznetzov, Boris.A.Popovkin, William Henderson, Michael J.Taylor and Lars Bengtsson-Kloo Monocations of bismuth and indium in arene media: A spectroscopic and EXAFS investigation J.Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 1777-1781.
  • M. M. Shatruk, K. A. Kovnir, A. V. Shevelkov, B. A. Popovkin "Ag3SnP7: A Polyphosphide with a Unique ?1(P7) Chain and a Novel Ag3Sn Heterocluster" // Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 39 (2000), 2508; Angew. Chem., 112 (2000), 2561-2562.

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