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Maxim L. Kuznetsov, Ph.D.

Konstantin V. Luzyanin


Phone: (+351) 21-8419236
Fax: (+351) 21-8464455

Brief Curriculum Vitae


September, 19th, 1971


•Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), 1996
•Higher Education (equal to MSc) with "Red Diploma" as the highest-ranking student, Chemistry, MSPU, 1988-1993


Coordinating Research Investigator at the Centro de Quimica Estrutural, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal (2013-present)
Assistant Research Investigator at the Centro de Quimica Estrutural, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal (2008-2013)
Post-doctoral researcher at the Centro de Quimica Estrutural, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal (split with position of Associate Professor at MSPU), coordinator – Prof. Armando J. L. Pombeiro, 1998-2007
Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, MSPU, Moscow, Russia, 2000–2007
Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, MSPU, Moscow, Russia, 1997-2000
Researcher the Department of Chemistry, MSPU, Moscow, Russia, 1996–1997
Extended courses and research practice within the post-graduate scholarship at the Laboratory of Molecular Spectroscopy, Nesmeyanov’s Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Moscow, Russia, 1995
Post-graduate student (under supervision of Prof. A.I. Dement’ev) at the Department of Chemistry, MSPU, Moscow, Russia, 1993–1996


Molecular catalysis. Metal-catalysed and metal-free functionalization of alkanes. Activation of CH and CC bonds

Application of theoretical methods for the investigation of plausible mechanisms and the role of the catalyst, oxidizing agent and solvent in the reactions of carboxylation, hydroxylation and halogenation of alkanes to acetic acids, alcohols, ketones and haloalkanes without a catalyst and catalysed by transition-metal complexes and metal oxides

Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Activation of small molecules by coordination to a metal centre leading to compounds with pharmacological and industrial significance

Application of theoretical methods for the investigation of the metal-assisted activation of small molecules (RCN, RNC, CO, allenes, carbenes, carbynes, etc.) containing unsaturated bonds towards nucleophilic-, electrophilic-, cyclo-additions and substitution leading to syntheses of compounds with pharmacological and industrial significance. Detailed investigations of the reaction mechanisms, estimates of kinetic and thermodynamic characteristics of the processes. Theoretical studies of solvent and substituent effects. Testing of the reliability of computational methods.

Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Structural, spectral, redox properties, nature of chemical bonds, molecular and electronic structures of transition metal complexes

Theoretical studies of the coordination bond nature, molecular and electronic structure, isomerization and electrochemical behaviours of nitrile, isocyanide and carbonyl transition-metal complexes and of areneruthenium(II) pyrazolonate complexes. Theoretical studies of relative stability of different isomeric forms of the products of nucleophilic additions to metal-bound organonitriles. Theoretical studies of coordination behaviours of oxazolinylferrocenes in Pd-allyl complexes and pyrazolone-5 derivatives in lanthanide complexes. Theoretical studies of electrochemical behaviours and metal–metal interactions in dinuclear hydride iron complexes with linking dinitriles. Theoretical studies of the structure, vibrational spectra and excited states of oxygen clusters of heavy metals in extremely high oxidation states.

Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Cycloaddition reactions

Detailed theoretical studies of “pure” organic and metal-assisted 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of dipoles of different types to dipolarophiles bearing homo- and heteronuclear CC, CN and NN multiple bonds. Theoretical analysis of chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity of cycloaddition reactions. Application of quantum-chemical description of the “hard-soft acids-bases” principle to the studies of cycloaddition, nucleophilic and electrophilic addition reactions.

Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Synthesis, molecular structure and coordination behaviour of pyrazolone-5 based analgesics and their complexes with rare-earth metals

Theoretical calculations of the molecular and electronic structures and spectroscopic properties of pyrazolone-5 based analgesics (amidopyrine, antipyrine, other pyrazolone-5 derivatives) and their complexes with rare-earth metals. Synthesis of the complexes of anhydrous salts of rare-earth metals with pyrazolone-5 derivatives followed by determination of their composition, coordination modes, stability (formation) constants, structural and spectral characteristics.

Maxim L. Kuznetsov



Yu.N. Medvedev, T.A. Shikovets, M.L. Kuznetsov. Anhydrous nitrates of the lanthanides and their complex formation with pyrazolone-5 derivatives. Moscow, Michurinsk: michurinsk publishing house, (2001), 196p, ISBN 5-92-98-0150-9 (in Russian).

Book Chapter

K.V. Luzyanin, M.L. Kuznetsov. Metal-mediated [2+3] dipolar cycloaddition to substrates with CN triple bond: recent advances. In Advances in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis (Ed. A.J.L. Pombeiro), 2014, John Wiley & Sons, p. 171.



1. M.L. Kuznetsov,* F.A. Teixeira, N.A. Bokach, A.J.L. Pombeiro, G.B. Shul'pin. Radical decomposition of hydrogen peroxide catalysed by aqua complexes [M(H2O)n]2+ (M = Be, Zn, Cd), J. Catal. (2014) in press.
2. S. Orbisaglia, C. Di Nicola, F. Marchetti, C. Pettinari,* R. Pettinari, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, E.C.B.A. Alegria, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, B.G.M. Rocha, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J. L. Pombeiro, B.W. Skelton, A.N. Sobolev, A.H. White. Novel Ru(II)(arene) complexes with halogen-substituted bis- and tris-(pyrazol-1-yl)borate ligands, Chem. Eur. J. (2014) in press.
3. T.F.S. Silva, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.R. Fernandes, A. Silva, C.-J. Pan, J.-F. Lee, B.-J. Hwang, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Cobalt complexes with pyrazole ligands as catalyst precursors for the peroxidative oxidation of cyclohexane: X-ray absorption spectroscopy studies and biological applications, Chem. Asian J. (2014) in press.


4. A.L. Mindich, N.A. Bokach, M.L. Kuznetsov, G.L. Starova, A.P. Zhdanov, K.Y. Zhizhin, S.A. Miltsov, N.T. Kuznetsov, V.Yu. Kukushkin. Borylated Tetrazoles from Cycloaddition of Azide Anions to Nitrilium Derivatives of closo-Decaborate Clusters, Organometallics, 32 (2013) 6576.
5. A.S. Novikov, M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.J.L. Pombeiro, N.A. Bokach, G.B. Shul’pin, Generation of HO• Radical from Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by Aqua-Complexes of the Group III Metals [M(H2O)n]3+ (M = Ga, In, Sc, Y, La): a Theoretical Study, ACS Catalysis, 3 (2013) 1195.
6. M.R. Maurya*, C. Haldar, A. Kumar, M.L. Kuznetsov, F. Avecilla, J.C. Pessoa*, Effect of coordination sites on vanadium complexes having [VO]2+, [VO]3+ and [VO2]+ cores with hydrazones of 2,6-diformyl-4-methylphenol: Synthesis, characterization, reactivity, and catalytic potential, Dalton. Trans. 42 (2013) 11941.
7. X. Shang, T.F.S. Silva, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, Q. Li, M.F.C Guedes da Silva, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, Synthesis, characterization, electrochemical behavior and in vitro protein tyrosine kinase inhibitory activity of the cymene-halogenobenzohydroxamato [Ru(h6-cymene)(bha)Cl] complexes, J. Organomet. Chem., 730 (2013) 137.
8. J. Benítez, I. Correia, L. Becco, M. Fernández, B. Garat, H. Gallardo, G. Conte, M.L. Kuznetsov, A. Neves, V. Moreno, J.C. Pessoa*, D. Gambino, Searching for Vanadium-Based Prospective Agents against Trypanosoma Cruzi: Oxidovanadium(IV) Compounds with Phenanthroline Derivatives as Ligands, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 639 (2013) 1417.
9. L.M.D.R.S. Martins, E.C.B.A. Alegria, P. Smolenski, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, Oxorhenium Complexes Bearing the Water-Soluble Tris(pyrazol-1-yl)methanesulfonate, 1,3,5-Triaza-7-phosphaadamantane, or Related Ligands, as Catalysts for Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Ketones, Inorg. Chem. 52 (2013) 4534.
10. P.V. Gushchin, M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Haukka, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, Recognition of a Novel Type X=N-Hal center dot center dot center dot Hal (X = C, S, P; Hal = F, Cl, Br, I) Halogen Bonding, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, (2013) 2827.
11. A.S. Kritchenkov, K.V. Luzyanin, N.A. Bokach*, M.L. Kuznetsov, V.V. Gurzhiy, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, Selective Nucleophilic Oxygenation of Palladium-Bound Isocyanide Ligands: Route to Imine Complexes That Serve as Efficient Catalysts for Copper-/Phosphine-Free Sonogashira Reactions, Organometallcis, 32 (2013) 1979.
12. A.S. Novikov, M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.J.L. Pombeiro, Theory of the Formation and Decomposition of N-Heterocyclic Aminooxycarbenes through Metal-Assisted [2+3]-Dipolar Cycloaddition/Retro- Cycloaddition, Chem. Eur. J. 19 (2013) 2874.
13. M.N. Kopylovich, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, M.L. Kouznetsov, K.T. Mahmudov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, Synthesis, structure and electrochemical behaviour of Na, MgII, MnII, CdII and NiII complexes of 3-(2-carboxyphenylhydrazone)pentane-2,4-dione, Polyhedron, 50 (2013) 374.


13. A.L. Mindich, N.A. Bokach*, M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Haukka, A.P. Zhdanov, K.Yu. Zhizhin, S.A. Miltsov, N.T. Kuznetsov, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, Coupling of Azomethine Ylides with Nitrilium Derivatives of closo-Decaborate Clusters: A Synthetic and Theoretical Study, ChemPlusChem, 77 (2012) 1075.
14. P. Adao, M.L. Kuznetsov, S. Barroso, A.M. Martins, F. Avecilla, J.C. Pessoa*, Amino Alcohol-Derived Reduced Schiff Base (VO)-O-IV and V-V Compounds as Catalysts for Asymmetric Sulfoxidation of Thioanisole with Hydrogen Peroxide, Inorg. Chem. 51 (2012) 11430.
15. K.T. Mahmudov, M.N. Kopylovich, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.M. Maharramov, R.A. Aliyeva, I.A. Aliyev, A.A. Azizov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, Thermodynamics of Dissociation of ortho-Hydroxyphenylhydrazobeta-diketones and of Their Complexation with Copper(II) in Aqueous-Ethanol Solutions, J. Solution Chem., 41 (2012) 491.
17. X. Shang, E.C.B.A. Alegria, M.F.C Guedes da Silva, M.L. Kuznetsov, Q. Li, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, Redox-active cytotoxic diorganotin(IV) cycloalkylhydroxamate complexes with different ring size: reduction behaviour and theoretical interpretation. J. Inorg. Biochem. 117 (2012) 147.
18. J. Lasri*, M.L. Kuznetsov, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, PtII mediated imine-nitrile coupling leading to symmetrical (1,3,5,7,9-pentaazanona-1,3,6,8-tetraenato)Pt(II) complexes containing the incorporated 1,3-diiminoisoindoline moiety. Inorg. Chem. 51 (2012) 10774.
19. J.Lasri*, G. Gajewski, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva*, M.L. Kuznetsov, R.R. Fernandes, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, Solvent-dependent reactivities of acyclic nitrones with b-diketones: catalyst-free syntheses of endiones and enones, Tetrahedron 68 (2012) 7019.
20. E.C.B.A. Alegria, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, M.L. Kuznetsov, S.M.P.R.M. Cunha, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, Acylated cyanoimido-complexes trans-[Mo(NCN){NCNC(O)R}(dppe)2]Cl and their reactions with electrophiles: chemical, electrochemical and theoretical study, Dalton Trans. 41 (2012) 13876.
21. P.V. Gushchin, M.L. Kuznetsov, Q. Wang, A.A. Karasik, M. Haukka, G.L. Starova, V.Yu. Kukushkin*. Lasagna-type arrays with halide-nitromethane cluster filling. The first recognition of the Hal–•••HCH2NO2 (Hal = Cl, Br, I) hydrogen bonding. Dalton Trans. 41 (2012) 6922.
22. A.S. Kritchenkov, N.A. Bokach*, M.L. Kuznetsov, F.M. Dolgushin, T.Q. Tung, A.P. Molchanov, V.Yu. Kukushkin*. Facile and Reversible 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Aryl Ketonitrones to Pt(II)-Bound Nitriles: Synthetic, Structural, and Theoretical Studies. Organometallics 31 (2012) 687–699.


23. N.A. Bokach, M.L. Kuznetsov, V.Yu. Kukushkin. 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition of nitrone-type dipoles to uncomplexed and metal-bound substrates bearing the CºN triple bond. Coord. Chem. Rev. 255 (2011) 2946–2967 (Review).
24. M.V. Kirillova, M.L. Kuznetsov*, Y. N. Kozlov, L.S. Shul’pina, A. Kitaygorodskiy, A.J.L. Pombeiro, G.B. Shul’pin*. Participation of oligavanadates in alkane oxidation with H2O2 catalysed by vanadate-anion in acidified acetonitrile: kinetic and DFT studies. ACS Catalysis 1 (2011) 1511–1520.
25. R. Wanke, L. Benisvy*, M.L. Kuznetsov, M.F.C Guedes da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Persistent hydrogen-bonded and non-hydrogen-bonded phenoxyl radicals. Chem. Eur. J. 17 (2011) 11882–11892.
26. A.S. Novikov, M.L. Kuznetsov*. Theoretical study of Re(IV) and Ru(II) bis-isocyanide complexes and their reactivity in cycloaddition reactions with nitrones. Inorg. Chim. Acta 380 (2011) 78 (the invited article for the special issue “Inorganic Chemistry – the next generation”).
27. X. Shang, X. Meng, E.C.B.A. Alegria, Q. Li, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Syntheses, molecular structures, electrochemical behaviour, theoretical study and antitumor activities of organotin(IV) complexes containing 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1-cyclopentanecarboxylato ligands. Inorg. Chem. 50 (2011) 8158–8167.
28. A. Mota, J.P. Hallett, M.L. Kuznetsov, I. Correia*. Structural characterization and DFT study of VIVO(acac)2 in imidazolium ionic liquids. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13 (2011) 15094–15102.
29. M.L. Kuznetsov*, Y.N. Kozlov, D. Mandelli, A.J.L. Pombeiro, G.B. Shul'pin*. Mechanism of Al3+-Catalyzed Oxidations of Hydrocarbons: Dramatic Activation of H2O2 toward O–O Homolysis in Complex [Al(H2O)4(OOH)(H2O2)]2+ Explains the Formation of HO• Radicals. Inorg. Chem. 50 (2011) 3996–4005.
30. M.R. Maurya, M. Bisht, A. Kumar, M.L. Kuznetsov, F. Avecilla, J.C. Pessoa*. Synthesis, characterization, reactivity and catalytic activity of oxidovanadium(IV) oxidovanadium(V) and dioxidovanadium(V) complexes of benzimidazole modified ligands. Dalton. Trans. 40 (2011) 6968–6983.
31. M.N. Kopylovich, K.T. Mahmudov, M.F.C.G. da Silva, P.J. Figiel, Y.Y. Karabach, M.L. Kuznetsov, K.V. Luzyanin, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Ortho-Hydroxyphenylhydrazo-beta-Diketones: Tautomery, Coordination Ability, and Catalytic Activity of Their Copper(II) Complexes toward Oxidation of Cyclohexane and Benzylic Alcohols. Inorg. Chem. 50 (2011) 918–931.
32. M.N. Kopylovich, A.C.C. Nunes, K.T. Mahmudov, M. Haukka, T.C.O. Mac Leod, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Complexes of copper(II) with 3-(ortho-substituted phenylhydrazo)pentane-2,4-diones: syntheses, properties and catalytic activity for cyclohexane oxidation. Dalton Trans. 40 (2011) 2822–2836.
33. A.G. Tskhovrebov, K. V. Luzyanin, M.L. Kuznetsov, V.N. Sorokoumov, I.A. Balova, M. Haukka, V.Yu. Kukushkin*. Substituent R-dependent regioselectivity switch in nucleophilic addition of N-phenylbenzamidine to PdII and PtII complexed isonitrile RNC giving aminocarbene-like species. Organometallics 30 (2011) 863–874.
34. M.N. Kopylovich, K.T. Mahmudov, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, M.L. Kuznetsov, T.F.S. Silva, J.J.R. Fraústo da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Trends in properties of para-substituted 3-(phenylhydrazo)pentane-2,4-diones. J. Phys. Org. Chem. 24 (2011) 764–773.


35. P.V. Gushchin, G.L. Starova, M. Haukka, M.L. Kuznetsov, I.L. Eremenko, V.Yu. Kukushkin*. Chrolide-chloroform clusters and exhibiting weak hydrogen and halogen bondings are fully structurally characterized in the solid state by X-ray diffraction. Cryst. Growth Des. 10 (2010) 4839–4846.
36. M.R. Maurya*, A. Arya, A. Kumar, M.L. Kuznetsov, F. Avecilla, J.C. Pessoa*. Polymer-Bound Oxidovanadium(IV) and Dioxidovanadium(V) Complexes As Catalysts for the Oxidative Desulfurization of Model Fuel Diesel. Inorg. Chem. 49 (2010) 6586–6600.
37. M.L. Kuznetsov*, N.A. Bokach, D.D. Kharlampidi, Yu.N. Medvedev, V.Yu. Kukushkin, A.I. Dementiev. Theoretical study of nucleophilic addition of amines to organic nitriles. Russ. J. Gen. Chem. 80 (2010) 458–467.
38. M.L. Kuznetsov*, V.Yu. Kukushkin, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Comparative Theoretical Study of 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Allyl-Anion Type Dipoles to Free and Pt-Bound Nitriles. J. Org. Chem. 75 (2010) 1474–1490.


39. L. Benisvy, R. Wanke, M.L. Kuznetsov, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Towards the functionalization of the methine carbon of a sterically hindered tris(pyrazolyl)methane: is a radical pathway envisageable? Synthesis and structure of tetrakis(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane. Tetrahedron. 65 (2009) 9218–9223.
40. F.M.C. Menezes, M.L. Kuznetsov,* A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Isocyanide Complexes with Platinum and Palladium and Their Reactivity toward Cycloadditions with Nitrones to Form Aminooxycarbenes: A Theoretical Study. Organometallics 28 (2009) 6593–6602.
41. M.V. Kirillova, M.L. Kuznetsov, V.B. Romakh, L.S. Shul’pina, J.J.R. Fraústo da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, G.B. Shul’pin*. Mechanism of oxidations with H2O2 catalyzed by vanadate anion or oxovanadium(V) triethanolaminate (vanadatrane) in combination with pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid (PCA): Kinetic and DFT studies. J. Catal. 267 (2009) 140–157.
42. W. Kandioller, C.G. Hartinger*, A.A. Nazarov*, M.L. Kuznetsov, R.O. John, C. Bartel, M.A. Jakupec, V.B. Arion, B.K. Keppler. From Pyrone to Thiopyrone Ligands-Rendering Maltol-Derived Ruthenium(II)-Arene Complexes That Are Anticancer Active in Vitro. Organometallics 28 (2009) 4249–4251.
43. F. Marchetti*, C. Pettinari*, A. Cerquetella, A. Cingolani, R. Pettinari, M. Monari, R. Wanke, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro. Switching between k2- and k3-Bis(pyrazol-1-yl)acetate Ligands by Tuning Reaction Conditions: Synthesis, Spectral, Electrochemical, Structural, and Theoretical Studies on Arene-Ru(II) Derivatives of Bis(azol-1-yl)acetate Ligands. Inorg. Chem. 48 (2009) 6096–6108.
44. M.L. Kuznetsov*, J.C. Pessoa. Epoxidation of olefins catalysed by vanadium-salan complexes: a theoretical mechanistic study. Dalton Trans. (2009) 5460–5468.
45. J. Kasser, A.A. Nazarov*, C.G. Hartinger*, B. Wdziekonski, C. Dani, M.L. Kuznetsov, V. Arion, B.K. Keppler. A one step/one pot synthesis of N,N-bis(phosphonomethyl)amino acids and their effects on adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Bioorg. Med. Chem., 17 (2009) 3388.
46. M.V. Kirillova, A.M. Kirillov, M.L. Kuznetsov, J.A.L. Silva, J.J.R. Fraústo da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Alkanes to Carboxylic Acids in Aqueous Medium: Metal-free and Metal-promoted Highly Efficient and Mild Conversions. Chem. Commun., (2009) 2353.
47. P. Adão, M.R. Maurya, U. Kumar, F. Avecilla, R.T. Henriques, M. L. Kuznetsov, J.C. Pessoa*, I. Correia*. Vanadium-salen and -salan complexes: characterization and application in oxygen transfer reactions. Pure Appl. Chem., 81 (2009) 1279.
48. P. Adão, J. Costa Pessoa*, R.T. Henriques, M.L. Kuznetsov, F. Avecilla, M.R. Maurya, U. Kumar, I. Correia*. Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Vanadium-Salan Complexes in Oxygen Transfer Reactions. Inorg. Chem., 48 (2009) 3542.
49. M.L. Kuznetsov*, N.A. Bokach, V.Yu. Kukushkin, A.I. Dement'ev. Theoretical Study of Ammonia Nucleophilic Addition to Nitriles in Platinum Complexes. Russ. J. Gen. Chem., 79 (2009) 232.
50. P.V. Gushchin, M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Haukka, M.J. Wang, A.V. Gribanov, V.Yu. Kukushkin*. A Novel Reactivity Mode for Metal-Activated Dialkylcyanamide Species: Addition of N,N'-Diphenylguanidine to a cis-(R2NCN)2PtII Center Giving an Eight-Membered Chelated Platinaguanidine. Inorg. Chem., 48 (2009) 2583.
51. N.A. Bokach*, M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Haukka, V.I. Ovcharenko, E.V. Tretyakov, V. Yu. Kukushkin*. Platinum(II)-Complexed Tetrahydroimidazo[1,2-b][1,2,4]oxadiazoles Derived from Metal-Mediated 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition. Novel Type of Heterocycles, Which Do Not Exist without the Metal Center. Organometallics, 28 (2009) 1406.
52. M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Radical Formation in the [MeReO3]-Catalyzed Aqueous Peroxidative Oxidation of Alkanes: A Theoretical Mechanistic Study. Inorg. Chem., 48 (2009) 307.


53. I. Berger, M. Hanif, A.A. Nazarov*, C.G. Hartinger*, R.O. John, M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Groessl, F. Schmitt, O. Zava, F. Biba, V.B. Arion, M. Galanski, M.A. Jakupec, L. Juillerat-Jeanneret, P.J. Dyson, B.K. Keppler. In Vitro Anticancer Activity and Biologically Relevant Metabolization of Organometallic Ruthenium Complexes with Carbohydrate-Based Ligands. Chem. Eur. J., 14 (2008) 9046.
54. M.R. Tyan, N.A. Bokach*, M.J. Wang, M. Haukka, M.L. Kuznetsov, V.Yu. Kukushkin*. Facile cyanamide-ammonia coupling mediated by cis- and trans-[PtIIL2] centers and giving metal-bound. Dalton Trans., (2008) 5178.
55 M.V. Kirillova, M.L. Kuznetsov, J.A.L. da Silva, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, J.J.R. Frausto da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Amavadine and Other Vanadium Complexes as Remarkably Efficient Catalysts for the Single-pot Conversion of Ethane into Propionic and Acetic Acids. Chem. Eur. J., 14 (2008) 1828.
56 M.L. Kuznetsov*, V.Yu. Kukushkin, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Reactivity of Pt- and Pd-bound nitriles toward nitrile oxides and nitrones: substitution versus cycloaddition. Dalton Trans., (2008) 1312.
57 M.L. Kuznetsov*, V.Yu. Kukushkin. Theoretical Studies of Cycloaddition Reactions Controlled by Lewis Acids. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 53 (2008) 1997–2018 (Review).

Before 2008

58 M.V. Kirillova, M.L. Kuznetsov, P.M. Reis, J.A.L. da Silva, J.J.R. Frausto da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Direct and Remarkably Efficient Conversion of Methane into Acetic Acid Catalazed by Amavadine and Related Vanadium Complexes. A Synthetic and a Theoretical DFT Mechanistic Study. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 10531.
59. F. Marchetti*, C. Pettinari, R. Pettinari, A. Cerquetella, A. Cingolani, E.J. Chan, K. Kozawa, B.W. Skelton, A.H. White, R. Wanke, M.L. Kuznetsov, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, A.J.L. Pombeiro. Areneruthenium(II) 4-Acyl-5-pyrazolonate Derivatives: Coordination Chemistry, Redox Properties and Reactivity. Inorg. Chem., 46 (2007) 8245.
60. M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.A. Nazarov, L.V. Kozlova, V.Yu. Kukushkin. Theoretical Study of Chemo-, Regio-, and Stereoselectivity in 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrones and Nitrile Oxides to Free and Pt-Bound Bifunctional Dipolarophiles. J. Org. Chem., 72 (2007) 4475.
61. K.V. Luzyanin, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.D. Ryabov, M. Galanski, M. Haukka, E.V. Tretyakov, V.I. Ovcharenko, M.N. Kopylovich, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Kinetic and Thermodynamic Aspects of the Regioselective Addition of Bifunctional Hydroxylaminooxime-type HO-Nucleophiles to Pt-Complexed Nitriles. Inorg. Chem., 45 (2006) 2296.
62. M.L. Kuznetsov*, V.Yu. Kukushkin. Theoretical Study of Reactant Activation in 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Cyclic Nitrones to Free and Pt-Bound Nitriles. J. Org. Chem., 71 (2006) 582.
63.M.L. Kuznetsov, A.A. Nazarov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Protic conversion of nitrile into azavinylidene complexes of rhenium, a mechanistic theoretical study. J. Phys. Chem. A, 109 (2005) 8187.
64.M.L. Kuznetsov*, L.V. Kozlova, A.I. Dement’ev. Theoretical Study of 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Nitrones to Doubly Activated Nitriles. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 51 (2006) 1602.
65. M.L. Kuznetsov*. Theoretical Studies on [3 + 2]-Cycloadditon Reactions. Russ. Chem. Rev., 75 (2006) 935–960 (Review).
66. C.G. Hartinger*, A.A. Nazarov*, V.B. Arion, G. Giester, M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Galanski, B.K. Keppler*. 1,1'-Bis(oxazolin-2-yl)ferrocenes: An Investigation of Their Complexation Behavior toward [Pd(eta3-allyl)Cl]2. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., (2005) 1589.
67. M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.I. Dement'ev, A.A. Nazarov. Theoretical analysis of vibrational spectra and nature of coordination bond in the nitrile complexes of platinum. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 50 (2005) 731.
68. E.A. Klestova-Nadeeva, M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.I. Dement'ev. Theoretical study of reactions of nucleophilic addition of oximes to the nitrile complexes trans-/cis-[ReCl4(NCCH3)2]. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 50 (2005) 588.
69. M.L. Kuznetsov*. Is the charge on the nitrile carbon atom a driving force of the nucleophilic addition to coordinated nitriles? J. Molec. Struct. (THEOCHEM), 674 (2004) 33.
70. M.L. Kuznetsov*, E.A. Klestova-Nadeeva, A.I. Dement'ev. Theoretical study on reactivity of coordinated nitriles: structure, bonding and reactivity of [ReCl4(NCCH3)2]. J. Molec. Struct. (THEOCHEM), 671 (2004) 229.
71. M.L. Kuznetsov*, V.Yu. Kukushkin, A.I. Dementev, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Nitrones to Free and Pt-Bound Nitriles. A Theoretical Study of the Activation Effect, Reactivity and Mechanism. J. Phys. Chem. A, 107 (2003) 6108.
72. M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro. Theoretical Study of Redox Induced Isomerizations, Structure and Bonding of Nitrile, Isocyanide and Carbonyl Complexes of Rhenium. Dalton Trans., (2003) 738.
73. M.L. Kuznetsov*, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, M. Haukka, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition of nitrile oxides to free and Pt-bound nitriles: a theoretical study of the activation effect, reactivity and mechanism (special volume dedicated to retirement of Prof. J.J.R. Frausto da Silva). Inorg. Chim. Acta, 356 (2003) 85.
74. M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Haukka, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, A.A. Nazarov, V.Yu. Kukushkin*. Theoretical study of the relative stability of isomeric forms of platinum carboxamide complexes (special volume dedicated to Prof. Pierre Braunstein). Inorg. Chim. Acta, 350 (2003) 245.
75. A.V. Makarycheva-Mikhailova, N.A. Bokach, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, P.F. Kelly*, L.M. Gilby, M.L. Kuznetsov, K.E. Holmes, M. Haukka, J. Parr, J.M. Stonehouse, M.R.J. Elsegood, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Platinum(IV)-Mediated Nitrile-Sulfimide Coupling: A Route to Heterodiazadienes. Inorg. Chem., 42 (2003) 301.
76. A.I.F. Venancio, M.L. Kuznetsov, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, J.J.R. Frausto da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Metal—hydride bond activation and metal—metal interaction in dinuclear iron complexes with linking dinitriles: a synthetic, electrochemical and theoretical study. Inorg. Chem., 41 (2002) 6456.
77. K.V. Luzyanin, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, M.L. Kuznetsov, D.A. Garnovskii, M. Haukka, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Novel Reactivity Mode of Hydroxamic Acids: a Metalla-Pinner Reaction. Inorg. Chem., 41 (2002) 2981.
78. K.V. Luzyanin, M. Haukka, N.A. Bokach, M.L. Kuznetsov, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Platinum(IV)-mediated Hydrolysis of Nitriles Giving Metal-bound Iminols. J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., (2002) 1882.
79. N.A. Bokach, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, M.L. Kuznetsov, D.A. Garnovskii, G. Natile, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Direct Addition of Alcohols to Organonitriles Activated by Ligation to a Platinum(IV) Center. Inorg. Chem., 41 (2002) 2041.
80. M.L. Kuznetsov*. Theoretical Studies of Transition Metal Complexes with Nitriles and Isocyanides. Russ. Chem. Rev., 71 (2002) 265–282 (Review).
81. L. Zhang, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, M.L. Kuznetsov, M.P. Gamasa, J. Gimeno*, J.J.R. Frausto da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Synthesis, Electrochemical and Theoretical Studies of Fisher-type Alkenyl-Carbyne Tungsten Complexes [(dppe)(CO)2(RNC)W{CCH=CCH2CH2(CH2)nCH2}][BF4] (R = alkyl, aryl). Organometallics, 20 (2001) 2782.
82. M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.I. Dement’ev, V.V. Zhornik. Ab initio Study of Structure, Protonation and Complex Formation of Novel Pyrazolone-5 Derivatives. J. Molec. Struct. (THEOCHEM), 571 (2001) 45.
83. M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.I. Dement’ev. Theoretical study of the reaction mechanism of nucleophilic addition of oximes to the complex trans-[PtCl4(NCCH3)2]. Russ. J. Coord. Chem., 28 (2002) 191.
84. M.L. Kuznetsov*, A.I. Dement’ev, O.S. Shestakova, V.Yu. Kukushkin. Theoretical study of activation of coordinated acetonitrile and reactivity of platinum organonitrile complexes. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 46 (2001) 1528.
85. K.A. Lysenko*, M.L. Kuznetsov, Yu.N. Medvedev, B.E. Zaitsev. Molecular structure of diantipyrilphenilmethane and its complex with neodimium nitrate. Crystallography Reports, 47 (2002) 262.
86. M.L. Kuznetsov, A.J.L. Pombeiro*, A. I. Dement’ev. Ab initio study of the protic conversion of an allene into an eta2-vinyl complex of Re, and on their structure, bonding and redox behaviour. J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., (2000) 4413.
87. M.L. Kuznetsov, N.A. Bokach, V.Yu. Kukushkin*, T. Pakkanen, G. Wagner, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Metal-assisted coupling of oximes and nitriles: a synthetic, structural and theoretical study. J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., (2000) 4683.
88. V.Yu. Kukushkin*, T.B. Pakhomova, N.A. Bokach, G. Wagner, M.L. Kuznetsov, M. Galanski, A.J.L. Pombeiro*. Iminoacylation.3. Formation of platinum(IV)-based metallaligands due to facile one-end addition of vic-dioximes to coordinated organonitriles. Inorg. Chem., 39 (2000) 216.
89. M.L. Kuznetsov*, V.K. Bel’skii, A.I. Dement’ev, B.E. Zaitsev, B.V. Lokshin, V.V. Zhornik. X-Ray diffraction analysis and spectral studies of new derivatives of pyrazol-5-one. Russ. Chem. Bull., 48 (1999) 1274.
90. M.L.Kuznetsov*, A.I. Dementiev, S.V. Krasnoshchoikov. Theoretical study of some pyrazole derivatives and rare earth metal complexes. J. Molec. Struct. (THEOCHEM), 453 (1998) 17.
91. Yu.N. Medvedev*, M.L.Kuznetsov, K.A. Lysenko, M.Yu. Antypin, B.V. Lokshin. Neodimium 1,4-dioxanenitrato complex: structure and spectral properties. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 43 (1998) 368.
92. A.I. Dementiev*, M.L.Kuznetsov, Yu.M. Kiselev. On Extremal Oxidation States of Heavy 5d-Elements. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 42 (1997) 1052.
93. M.L.Kuznetsov*, Yu.N. Medvedev. Stability Constants for the Complexes of Anhydrous Lanthanide Nitrates with Diantipyrylphenylpropylmethane. Russ. J. Coord. Chem., 23 (1997) 205.
94. M.L.Kuznetsov*, Yu.N. Medvedev, V.K. Belskiy, A.I. Dementiev, B.E. Zaitsev. Structure and Spectral Properties of Complexes Ln(NO3)3 with Amidopyrine. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 42 (1997) 1000.
95. M.L.Kuznetsov*, Yu.N. Medvedev, F.M. Spiridonov. Complexes of Anhydrous Lanthanide Nitrates with Diantipyrylmethane. Russ. J. Coord. Chem., 22 (1996) 212.
96. M.L.Kuznetsov*, Yu.N. Medvedev, B.E. Zaitsev, V.M. Ivanov. Composition and Formation Constants of Complexes of Anhydrous Lanthanide Nitrates with Diantipyrylphenylmethane in Nonaqueous Solutions. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 40 (1995) 1257.
97. M.L.Kuznetsov*, Yu.N. Medvedev, B.E. Zaitsev, B.V. Lokshin, F.M. Spiridonov. Complexes of Anhydrous Lanthanide Nitrates with Diantipyrylphenylmethane and Diantipyrylphenylpropylmethane. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 40 (1995) 247.
98. Yu.N. Medvedev*, M.L.Kuznetsov, B.E. Zaitsev, B.V. Lokshin, F.M. Spiridonov. Complex Formation of Anhydrous Lanthanide Nitrates with Amidopyrine. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 39 (1994) 1438.
99. Yu.N. Medvedev*, M.L.Kuznetsov, B.V. Lokshin. Complex of lanthanide nitrates with 1,4 dioxane. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 39 (1994) 1585.
100. Yu.N. Medvedev*, B.E. Zaitsev, M.L.Kuznetsov, B.V. Lokshin, F.M. Spiridonov. Comlex Formation of Anhydrous Lanthanide Nitrates with Antipyrine in Dioxane Solutions. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem., 38 (1993) 1713.