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Trends of Research


1.Development of theoretical backgrounds and advanced processes for organic and inorganic monomeric and polymeric compounds of silicon, germanium, tin, lead, boron, aluminum, magnesium, transition elements – iron, manganese, nickel, tungsten, molybdenum, cobalt, zirconium, hafnium, catalyst components on their basis.

In the area of organosilicon compounds and materials the following trends are most significant:
Direct synthesis of organochlorosilanes, trichlorosilane hexachlorodisilane as well as alkoxysilanes, used in electronics, manufacturing of a wide range of silicone polymers, molding compositions for precision casting etc.;
thermal condensation for unique monomers (vinyl-, phenyl-, methylvinyl-, methylphenylchlorosilanes) production silicone fluids and rubbers manufacturing with high mechanic, thermal, optic and dielectric properties;
Manufacturing technology of organomagnesium synthesis for polyethylsiloxane fluid production as the base for high performance heat transfer agents, oils and lubricants;
Hydrosilylation for monomers production used as finishing agents, catalysts, water-repellents as well as intermediates for specialty chemicals manufacturing;
Hydrolysis and polycondensation processes for the production of basic silicone oligomers for various branches of industry;
Fine silicone dioxide (aerosil) process is investigated and its production plant is being constructed. Said product is a short-supply one.

In the area of organoelement compounds:
Organoboron compounds and materials synthesis and technologies including :
boron fibers, carboranes and polyhedral boranes for unique composite materials, adhesives, high energy compositions and new anticancer drugs;
Scientific basis and advanced technologies for efficient environmentally friendly motor fuel antiknocks based on manganese and iron compounds;
Theoretical basis and technology of carbonyl metals chemical vapor deposition (CVD) surface metal coating (fibers, fabric, powders, glass, casting molds etc.)
Development of synthetic procedure for titanium and zirconium chiral sandwich complexes – components of new generation catalysts of stereospecific alkenes polymerization.
2. Scientific basis and advanced technologies development for ultra-pure matters and materials based on silicon, germanium, arsenic, phosphorus, sodium, boron and other elements including hydrides.
Scientific basis and and environmentally friendly processes of ulra-pure silicon hydrides: disilane, monosilane, methylsilane, are being developed for the materials meeting standard international requirements for microelectronics.
3. Scientific basis and process development for organoelement composites including ceramics:
Silicone sealants, compounds, fluids and lubricants for various branches of national economy (aircraft industry, machine- and ship building, electronics gas production and transportation, construction engineering, medicine etc.);
A new class of organosilicon compounds "MQ- oligomers", that are employed as wide range composite components from low-temperature fluids to constructional ceramics;
New generation foreceramic material – a binder for ceramic mold fabtication allowing the production of refractory active materials and alloys (titanium and its alloys) based articles by means of precision molding;
High-strength high-modulus silicon-carbide fibers on the carbon support (SiC/C fibers)- basic elements for new generation composites reinforcement used in fabrication of aircraft, space-rocket and automotive engineering parts serviceable at high temperature (above 1500 0С) in oxidizing environment where other materials are not suitable;
Commodity form of power-saving environmentally safe heat insulating rigid sheets of 200 - 300 kg/m3 density designed for operating temperatures from 4,000 до 1,700 0С, thermal conductivity at 1200 0С 0.2 W/m. К, casting shrinkage at maximum temperature <2,0-3,5%.
4. Development of formulations, processes for bioactive silicon, germanium, tin compounds for agriculture and medicine, as well as medical-grade silicones and derivatives for chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The following investigations are being conducted:
Silicone gels for human soft tissue implants, and silicone gel technology mastering that do not fall behind the best foreign analogs and raw material for them;
silicone tamponade formulations and processes for retina treatment in order to replace those of foreign origin;
Medical substance (metazid, ftivazide, hydroxymethylnicotinamide) technology in order to replace imported ones);
Synthetic procedures of new bioactive organogermanium compounds with wide range of physiological action and starting products for their preparing, their biologic activity is studied, and moreover new efficient non-toxic bio- and immune- stimulants and medications are developed;
Efficient organosilicon and organogermanium protectors and stimulants, cryoprotective agent, plant growth regulators for crops and fruit ("Cherkaz", "Migugen" etc.), raising yield ( under unfavourable climatic conditions in particular) at low concentrations;
Theoretical basis and technology of a new class of magnet controlled medications for diagnostics and treatment of oncological diseases.
5. Development of components, formulations and processes for energy intensive organoelement materials, specialty engineering and project protective systems.