Chair of Inorganic Chemistry

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Headed by:

Doctor of Chemistry, Professor, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences Scientific Council for Analytical Chemistry, Corresponding Member of Academy of Sciences of Republic of Bashkortostan

Valery Nikolayevich Maistrenko

The Bashkir State University Department of Inorganic Chemistry was established on August 20, 1964. At different times the department was headed by Associate Professor M.N. Nurgaliyeva, Professor Ye.F. Zhuravlyov, Professor Yu.I. Murinov. Since 1992 the Department has been headed by Doctor of Chemistry, Professor V.N. Maistrenko. At the moment the Department employs 9 teachers, including 3 Doctors and 6 Candidates of Sciences. Most teachers at the Department are BashSU Faculty of Chemistry alumni.

The main research is done within the following areas:

1. Preparation and properties of inorganic compounds for synthesis of nanomaterials and high-temperature superconductors.

2. Research of application of reactions of metal cation and organic ligand complex formation for creation of highly sensitive and selective electrochemical sensors, allowing to perform express identification of inorganic and organic toxicants in natural objects and waste water, biomedical objects.

3. Research of reactivity and preparation technology of heterogeneous catalysts for petrochemistry and organic synthesis.

4. Quality and quantity analysis of organic substances in environmental objects by method of chromatomassspectrometry.

Research is carried out in cooperation with workers of Institute of Organic Chemistry of Academy of Sciences, Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis of Academy of Sciences of Republic of Bashkortostan, All-Russian Research Institute of Life Safety, etc.

Main areas of academic work

The teachers of the Department are actively involved in developing new forms and methods of teaching, in producing teaching and methodological literature, author courses in general and inorganic chemistry and crystal chemistry. Special attention is paid to improving methodology of teaching Chemistry in secondary and high schools.

The Department is responsible for teaching the following general disciplines:

General Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Crystal Chemistry
Methods of Teaching Chemistry

Special disciplines:

Modern Problems of Inorganic Chemistry
Prospective Inorganic Materials
Modern Porous Materials Research Methods
New Inorganic Materials
Physical and Chemical Analysis of Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Two- and Three-Component Systems
Methods of Complex Compound Research
Coordination Compound Chemistry

Throughout its lifetime the Department has been training professional chemists in the major of Inorganic Chemistry. Since its establishment the Department has graduated about 500 highly qualified professionals, most of who are well-employed by enterprises, organizations and educational establishments of the Republic of Bashkortostan, other Russian Federation regions and abroad.