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 Expert  108348

Expert in Organic Process Chemistry


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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has developed, scaled-up, and commercialized a key step in vitamin A synthesis. The step was commercialized at the Belgorod Vitamin Plant in Russia. This gave him an in-depth knowledge of fine organic synthesis.
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fine chemical

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fine organic synthesis

Expert has developed, scaled-up, and commercialized such large-scale processes as trichlorobenzene manufacturing from lindane wastes and chlorinated olefins by a combined reaction-distillation process. These processes were developed in his group "from scratch." He took part in the commissioning of these processes and supervised their operation for a number of years. He developed and tested, on a pilot plant scale, the process of Valexon (organophosphorus pesticide) manufacturing. He developed a process of mercaptoacetic acid production and produced it on a pilot plant scale. He notes that mercaptoacetic acid is a reagent for permanent wave compositions.
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organic compound process development

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organic compound pilot plant

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organic compound manufacturing

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multi-step organic compound manufacturing

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organic compound manufacturing troubleshooting

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organochlorine chemistry

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organochlorine compound

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process chemistry

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process technology

The primary focus of Expert's scientific interest is in phase-transfer catalysis (PTC), which makes it possible to carry out the reaction between reactants (usually an inorganic one and organic substrates) that exist in two immiscible phases without the need to resort to the help of a homogenizing solvent. The catalyst is usually a quaternary ammonium compound. He has developed, scaled up, and commercialized two-large-scale PTC-based processes. He has developed and tested on a pilot plant scale two other PTC-based processes. In addition, Expert has developed a PTC-based process for a large US chemical company. He has more than a dozen Russian patents on PTC and about 60 publications in various magazines. He has read a number of lectures on PTC, its mechanism and its industrial applications on various international conferences.
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catalysis reagent

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phase-transfer catalysis

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quaternary ammonium compound

Expert designed reactor units for reactive distillation and trichlorobenzene production based on pilot plant and lab trials.
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chemical reaction engineering

As a Technical Director of the Chordip, Ltd. Moscow office, Expert supervised a number of R&D projects on halogenated heterocycles, boronic acids, and pharma intermediates.
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project management

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research and development

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research and development management

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research management

Expert has carried out research in the field of phase-transfer catalysis mechanism.
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chemical reaction mechanism

Expert designed reactor units for manufacturing chlorinated olefins by reactive distillation, and trichlorobenzene by phase-transfer catalyzed dehydrochlorination.
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chemical reactor engineering

As a Deputy Head of the laboratory in the organochlorine chemicals department of the State R&D Institute of Chlorine Industry, Expert supervised a number of R&D projects on the production of organochlorine products.
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chlorine chemistry

Expert developed and scaled up a number of processes, such as vitamin A production, chlorinated olefins, trichlorobenzene, and organophosphorus pesticide.
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chemical process development

As a Technical Director of the Chordip Moscow office, Expert supervised Chordip's Novomoscovsk fine chemical plant and managed the contract production.
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production management

Expert carried out a joint research with the School of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Surrey (UK) in the framework of the 5th Framework Program of the European Union.
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research and development collaboration


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1995   DSc   Chemistry   Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia  
1983   PhD   Chemistry   Moscow Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology  
1976   MS   Chemical Engineering   Moscow Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Head of Research

 

He was responsible for development and testing of a new generation of fuel additives

2003 to 2006

 

Chordip Ltd, Billingham, UK

 


 

Technical Director Moscow Office, Russia

 

Expert supervised the Moscow Chordip Novomoskovsk fine chemical plant including production of 10 new semi-bulk and more than 50 new small lots products, including carbocycles, halogenated aromatics, heterocycles, acetylenic compounds, and boronic acids.

1996 to 2003

 

Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

 

Information Department

 

Head Scientist - Head of Information Department

 

He provided the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry with access to chemical information databases; provided subscription for leading chemistry magazines; and provided access for chemistry papers unavailable in Russia. He was a liaison with the Chemical Abstracts Service. He established new STN Centres in various Institutes of Russian Academy of Sciences. He managed the Information Department and the Institutes Library. He planned and coordinated research activity in the field of phase-transfer catalysis carried out at the Zelinsky Institute.

1993 to 1996

 

Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

 

Lab of Fine Organic Synthesis

 

Senior Scientist

 


1992 to 1993

 

Sims Co. Ltd

 

Division of Organochlorine Compounds

 

Deputy Director (R&D)

 

Expert was responsible for process development and custom synthesis.

1985 to 1992

 

State R&D Institute of Chlorine Industry

 

Division of Organochlorine Compounds

 

Senior Scientist - Deputy Head of the Lab

 

He was responsible for a laboratory of 35 staff (10 Ph.D. chemists) supporting four large chemical plants producing 14 bulk organic products.

1978 to 1985

 

State R&D Institute of Chlorine Industry

 

Division of Organochlorine Compounds

 

Junior Scientist

 

Expert was responsible for a team of five research fellows (two degree level chemists, three technicians).

1976 to 1978

 

State R&D Institute of Chlorine Industry

 

Division of Organochlorine Compounds

 

Research Engineer

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a European Chemist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)(UK) and member of the American Chemical Society.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a European Chemist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist, and Chartered Enineer


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 60 publications and 16 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Chemical Engineering Journal  
 - Journal of Molecular Catalysis  
 - Tetrahedron  
 - Phase-Transfer Catalysis: Mechanisms and Syntheses. ACS Symp  
 - Organic Process Research & Development  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has often consulted the management of a number of Russian and USSR chemical plants on problems with debottlenecking of various processes. These plants include the Sterlitamak "Kaustik" plant, the Chapayevsk Chemical Plant, the Belgorod Vitamin Plant, and the Sumgait (Azerbaijan), Volgograd, and Kalush (Ukraine) "Khimprom" chemical plants.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in chemical registration regulations for consulting on chemical regulatory filings.
  • Expert in synthetic organic chemistry for consulting on synthetic organic chemistry.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Polish   Expert is fluent in Polish.
Russian   He is fluent in Russian.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Developed and gave Chemical Process Technology course (in English) for 3rd year undergraduates at Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia Course content: Material and Energy Balances for systems with and without chemical reaction; Chemical Reaction Engineering Engineering computations Process modelling


 

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