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Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory, Inorganic chemistry division, Department of Chemistry, MSU

Dolgikh V.A.
Group leader Dr.Sc., Prof.
Dolgikh V.A.
Phone: 007-(495)-939-3504
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Ph.D. Researcher
Elena S. Kuznetcova


Berdonosov P.S.

Ph.D. Associate Prof.
Berdonosov P.S.

Charkin D.O.

Ph.D. S Associate Prof.
Charkin D.O.





Murtrazoev Alisher

(Department of Materials Science) supervised by PSB & VAD




Position Vacant

Contact V.A. Dolgikh


Akmad Yu. Akhrorov

Department of Materials Science, supervised by PSB


Artur Urmanov
Igor V. Plokhikh

 Department of Chemistry, supervised by DCH

Chernoukhov I.V.
Ivan V. Chernoukhov

Department of Materials Science, supervised by DCH

Ignat'ev Jane
Ivan A. Ignat'ev

Department of Materials Sciences, supervised by DCH

Zakharov Alex
Alex Yu. Zakharov

Department of Chemistry, supervised by DCH

Moskalenko Egor
Konstantin E. Gur'yanov

Department of Materials Sciences, supervised by DCH




          Dissertations  & Diploma projects


Working in glovebox

Group Photo (approx end of 1992)
Group Photo (2004) Group Photo (May 2005) Group Photo (May 2006) Vladimir A. Prituzhalov PhD council pictures (2008)
Group Photo (June 2010) B.V. Egorova diploma (June 2011) St Andrews visitors in June 2013 May - June 2014
16th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry July 2017 Glasgow Elena S. Kuznetsova PhD council pictures (Nov 2018) Prof Valery A. Dolgihd 80th birthday in the lab(Jan 2022)



Determination of the correlations between composition, structure ferroelectric, ion-conducting and nonlinear optic properties of crystals as the scientific base for design and synthesis of inorganic compounds with required properties.


Complex tellurites and selenites of bismuth and rare earth elements (REE), complex oxohalogenides and oxochalkogenides.

Large family of layered oxyhalogeniges of Bi(REE)-Te belonging to a new type was discovered and investigated. This family has a high percentage of compounds with noncentrosymmetric structures. Among them the phases were found having high nonlinear optic parameters and unique combination of piezoelectric and pyroelectric parameters advantageous for pyroelectric applications.
The correlations between the composition and the structure were determined for the phases in this group.
With the help of planned heterovalent substitution of Bi or REE atoms in their fluorite-like oxofluorides, new anion-conducting phases with wide homogenity regions were obtained. The correlation between nonstoichiometry and transport characteristics of these solid solutions were determined.
Current interests include design, synthesis, crystallographic and SHG characterization of new layered and inorganic open framework phases.

Research highlights
BiOCuSe unit cell
First Bi compound with LnOTX (Ln - lanthanide, Bi; T = Cu, Ag; X = S, Se, Te, T = Fe, Ni, X = P, As) structure

First Selenate(IV) chloride of Bi (III) with NCS structure

SrTeO<sub>3</sub> structure and SHG signal
Ferroelectric with unusual properties and complex structure
MNd10(SeO3)12Cl8 (M=Ca, Sr)
SrTeO<sub>3</sub> structure and SHG signal
First Alkaline Earths representatives of M11(SeO3)12Xx phase family


Prof. P. Lightfoot  in the School of Chemistry  at the University of St Andrews, UK

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Ruck Anorganische Chemie der TU Dresden,  Germany

Professor Alain Tressaud Research Director at ICMCB-CNRS, University Bordeaux 1 (France)


RFBR 14-03-00604 Design and targeted synthesis of novel hybrid inorganic phases - salt inclusion solids Supervisor V.A. Dolgikh


RFBR 11-03-00776 The synthesis concept and targeted synthesis of inorganic crystal phases with structures based on open framework 2011-2013 Supervisor V.A. Dolgikh
RFBR Royal Society UK 12-03-92604-KO-a A Crystal-chemical Approach to New Frustrated Magnets 2012-2013 Supervisor V.A. Dolgikh
12-03-00665 Directed synthesis of low dimensional d-metal complex selenite-halides as possible frustrated magnets 2012-2014 Supervisor P.S. Berdonosov

RFBR 09-03-00799 Synthesis of the complex s-/d-metals,Bi/d-metal selenates(IV) halides and tellurates(IV) halides with noncentrosymmetrical structures 2009-2011 Supervisor P.S. Berdonosov
RFBR 09-03-01064 Development and application of modular approach to design and synthesis of complex inorganic layered perovskites 2009-2011 Supervisor D.O. Charkin

RFBR 08-03-00548 The crystal chemistry approach to the design and targeted synthesis of new open-framework inorganic phases 2008-2010 Supervisor V.A. Dolgikh


USSR patent 1715712 V.A. Dolgikh, S.Yu. Stefanovich, B.A. Popovkin, L.N. Kholodkovskaya (Russian)

Some papers from XX century      
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2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2014 2015    
2016 2017    


S. Spachmann, P. Berdonosov, M. Markina, A. Vasiliev & R. Klingeler Linear magnetoelastic coupling and magnetic phase diagrams of the buckled kagome antiferromagnet Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl // Scientific Reports (2022) 12:7383 DOI:

Dmitri O. Charkin, Sergey N. Volkov, Valeri A. Dolgikh, Sergey M. Aksenov Potassium rare-earth tellurite chlorides: A new branch from the old root // Solid State Sciences, 2022, 1, 39-48 DOI 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2022.106895

Alisher F.Murtazoev, Sergey G. Dorofeev, Alexey O.Gudovannyy, Konstantin A.Lyssenko, Valery A.Dolgikh, Peter S.Berdonosov New europium selenate (Vi) tetrahydrate: Crystal structure and optical properties // Journal of Solid State Chemistry Volume 311, July 2022, 123090 DOI 10.1016/j.jssc.2022.123090

Климин С.А., Кузнецова Е.С., Бердоносов П.С. Штарковские уровни иона SmБ3+ в низкоразмерном магнетике Cu3Sm(SeO3)2O2Cl // Оптика и спектроскопия, 2022, 1, 39-48 DOI 10.21883/OS.2022.01.51888.37-21

Новикова Н.Н., Яковлев В.А., Кузнецова Е.С., Бердоносов П.С. Климин С.А. Химическое сжатие, структурная нестабильность и ИК-активные фононы в ряду редкоземельных аналогов францисита Cu3RE(SeO3)2O2Cl // Оптика и спектроскопия 130(2022) 49-58 DOI: 10.21883/OS.2022.01.51889.22-21


Kazuhiro Nawa, Maxim Avdeev, Peter Berdonosov, Alexey Sobolev, Igor Presniakov, Alena Aslandukova, Ekaterina Kozlyakova, Alexander Vasiliev, Igor Shchetinin, Taku J. Sato Magnetic structure study of the sawtooth chain antiferromagnet Fe2Se2O7 // Sci Rep 11, 24049 (2021). DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-03058-5a>

S. A. Klimin, P. S. Berdonosov, E. S. Kuznetsova Quasi-doublets of non-Kramers Ho3+ ion and magnetic ordering of holmium francisite-analog Cu3Ho(SeO3)2O2Cl // Физика низких температур 2021, vol 47(12), 1119-1127

K. Denisova, P. Lemmens, D. Wulferding, P. Berdonosov, V. Dolgikh, A. Murtazoev, E. Kozlyakova, O. Maximova, A. Vasiliev, I. Shchetinin, F. Dolgushin, A. Iqbal, B. Rahaman, T. Saha-Dasgupta, Cu9O2(SeO3)4Cl6 revisited: crystal structure, Raman scattering and first-principles calculations // Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 894, 2022, 162291, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.162291

Alisher F. Murtazoev, Peter S. Berdonosov, Victor A. Tafeenko, Valery A. Dolgikh, Igor L. Danilovich, Zlata V. Pchelkina, Alexander N. Vasiliev Cadmium copper selenite chloride, CdCu2(SeO3)2Cl2, an insulating spin gap system // Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 303, 2021, 122518, DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2021.122518

Kozlyakova, E.S., Moskin, A.V., Berdonosov, P.S., V. V. Gapontsev, S. V. Streltsov, M. Uhlarz, S. Spachmann, A. ElGhandour, R. Klingeler, A. N. Vasiliev Quasi-1D XY antiferromagnet Sr2Ni(SeO3)2Cl2 at Sakai-Takahashi phase diagram. // Sci Rep 11, 15002 (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-94390-3

S. A. Klimin, P. S. Berdonosov, E. S. Kuznetsova Optical Spectroscopy of Kramers Doublets of an Er3+ Ion in a Two-Dimensional Frustrated Magnetic Cu3Er(SeO3)2O2Cl // Optics and Spectroscopy, 2021, Vol. 129, No. 1, pp. 47–50 DOI: 10.1134/S0030400X21010094


E. S. Kozlyakova , K. N. Denisova, A. A. Eliseev, A. V. Moskin , A. Y. Akhrorov , P. S. Berdonosov , V. A. Dolgikh, B. Rahaman, S. Das, T. Saha-Dasgupta, P. Lemmens , A. N. Vasiliev , O. S. Volkova Short-range and long-range magnetic order in Fe(Te1.5Se0.5)O5Cl // PHYSICAL REVIEW B 102(2020) 214405 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.102.214405

D. O. Charkin, V. Yu. Grishaev, S. N. Volkov, V. A. Dolgikh Synthesis and Structure of New Rare Earth Cadmium Tellurite Halides // Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 466–471 DOI: 10.1134/S0036023620040038

Alexey V. Sobolev, Alena A. Aslandukova, Ekaterina S. Kozlyakova, Elena S. Kuznetsova, Ahmad Yu. Akhrorov, Petr S. Berdonosov, Iana S. Glazkova, Olga S. Volkova, Alexander N. Vasiliev, Igor A. Presniakov Magnetic hyperfine interactions in a sawtooth chain iron oxoselenite Fe2O(SeO3)2: Experimental and theoretical Investigation // Journal of Alloys and Compounds Volume 822, 5 May 2020, 153549 DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153549


V. P. Gnezdilov, Yu. G. Pashkevich, V. S. Kurnosov, O. V. Zhuravlev, D. Wulferding, P. Lemmens, D. Menzel, E. S. Kozlyakova, A. Yu. Akhrorov, E. S. Kuznetsova, P. S. Berdonosov, V. A. Dolgikh, O. S. Volkova, and A. N. Vasiliev Flat-band spin dynamics and phonon anomalies of the saw-tooth spin-chain system Fe2O(SeO3)2 // PHYSICAL REVIEW B 99, 064413 (2019) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.99.064413

Maria M.Markina,, Konstantin V.Zakharov, Peter S.Berdonosov, Valery A.Dolgikh, Elena S.Kuznetsova, Sergei A.Klimin, Oleg B.Yumashev, Alexander N.Vasiliev Thermodynamic properties and rare-earth spectroscopy of Cu3Nd(SeO3)2O2X (X = Cl, Br) // Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 492(2019)165721, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2019.165721

Oleg I. Siidra, Evgeny V. Nazarchuk, Dmitry O. Charkin, Nikita V. Chukanov, Alexander Yu. Zakharov, Stepan N. Kalmykov, Yuriy A. Ikhalaynen, Mikhail I. Sharikov Open-framework sodium uranyl selenate and sodium uranyl sulfate with protonated morpholino-N-acetic acid // Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials 234(2019) № 2,109-118 DOI:10.1515/zkri-2018-2103

Dmitri O. Charkin, Igor V. Plokhikh, Anastasiya I. Zadoya, Aleksandr N. Zaloga, Wulf Depmeier and Oleg I. Siidra Structural, thermal, and IR studies of beta-[Nd2O2](CrO4), an unexpected analog of a slag phase [Ba2F2](S6+O3S2-) // Z. Kristallogr. 2019; 234(1): 1–8 DOI:10.1515/zkri-2018-2065


Oleg I. Siidra, Evgeny V. Nazarchuk, Dmitry O. Charkin, Stepan N. Kalmykov and Anastasiya I. Zadoya Complex Uranyl Dichromates Templated by Aza-Crowns // Crystals 2018, 8(12), 462 DOI:

Charkin D.O., Plokhikh I.V., Zadoya A.I., Kuznetsova P.L., Kazakov S.M., Siidra O.I. CdBiO2NO3, a new layered bismuth oxide nitrate // Solid State Sciences 84 (2018)23-27 DOI:10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2018.08.001

Siidra, O.I.; Nazarchuk, E.V.; Charkin, D.O.; Chukanov, N.V.; Depmeier, W.; Bocharov, S.N.; Sharikov, M.I. Uranyl Sulfate Nanotubules Templated by N-phenylglycine. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 216. doi10.3390/nano8040216

Peter S. Berdonosov, Elena S. Kuznetsova and Valery A. Dolgikh Transition Metal Selenite Halides: A Fascinating Family of Magnetic Compounds // Crystals 2018, 8(4), 159; doi10.3390/cryst8040159 Selected as the cover for Issue

Danis I. Badrtdinov, Elena S. Kuznetsova, Valeriy Yu. Verchenko, Peter S. Berdonosov, Valeriy A. Dolgikh, Vladimir V. Mazurenko & Alexander A. Tsirlin Magnetism of coupled spin tetrahedra in ilinskite-type KCu5O2(SeO3)2Cl3 // Scientific Reports 8(2018)2379

Igor V. Plokhikha, Dmitry O. Charkin, Alexey N. Kuznetsov, Valery Yu Verchenko, Ivan A. Ignatiev, Sergey M. Kazakov, Alexander A. Tsirlin, Andrei V. Shevelkov New clathrate-like compound Eu7Cu44Sb23- ?: synthesis, crystal and electronic structure, and the effect of As-for-Sb substitution on the magnetic properties // Intermetallics 98 (2018) 1–10

I.V.Plokhikh, D.O.Charkin, V.Yu.Verchenko, A.N.Kuznetsov, A.A.Tsirlin, S.M.Kazakov, A.V.Shevelkov Synthesis, crystal structure and physical properties of europium – manganese fluoride pnictides, EuMnPnF (Pn = P, As, Sb) // Journal of Solid State Chemistry 258(2018)682-690

Dmitri O. Charkin, Igor V. Plokhikh, Sergey M. Kazakov, Stepan N. Kalmykov, Victor S. Akinfiev, Anatoly V. Gorbachev, Maria Batuk, Artem M. Abakumov, Yury A. Teterin Synthesis and structural characterization of a novel Sillen – Aurivillius bismuth oxyhalide, PbBi3VO7.5Cl, and its derivatives // Solid State Sciences Volume 75, January 2018, Pages 27–33


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