Maria Zakharova

R&D Chemist

Expertise

  • Organic and inorganic synthesis
  • Chemistry of functional materials
  • Preparation and handling of air-sensitive and reactive compounds (glove box and Schlenk line techniques)
  • Handling of compressed gases (H2 and CO2)
  • Characterization of organic and inorganic compounds: multinuclear NMR spectroscopy of the liquids and solids, UV-vis, FTIR, XRD, SEM/TEM/EDX, HPLC, GC-MS, etc.
  • Gas Adsorption (N2 and CO2)
  • College and university education (inorganic chemistry)

Education

  • Ph.D., Organometallic chemistry (Laboratory of organometallic synthesis of Prof Frédéric-Georges Fontaine) 2017- Laval University
  • Master’s degree (M. Sc.), Chemistry of the closo- and nido-carboranes, Laboratory for Organoaluminium and Boron Compounds (LOABC) of Prof. Bregadze (under the supervision of Dr. Igor Sivaev), A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences (INEOS RAS)
  • Bachelor degree (B. Sc.), Chemistry 2010 – Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Higher chemical college of Russian Academy of Sciences

Experience

Maria performed her B. Sc. and M. Sc. studies in Russia. During the summer of 2010 Maria was a trainee in the laboratory of organic synthesis of Professor Karol Grela in Poland where she had the opportunity to work on the synthesis of new complexes of ruthenium for applications in the metathesis transformation.

Her Ph. D. studies have been carried out under the supervision of professors Frédéric-Georges Fontaine and Freddy Kleitz of Laval University in Quebec city, where she successfully defended her thesis on July 13th 2017. Her principal research area was oriented toward the development of heterogeneous catalysts for applications in green chemistry, the capture and transformation of carbon dioxide.

During the last 7 years Maria published numerous publications related to the organic synthesis of carborane-derivatives, design of functionalized mesoporous materials for the direct amidation of fatty acids and for the synthesis of the cyclic carbonates. In addition, she has supervised undergraduate students during their summer internships, worked as professor assistant at the Department of Chemistry and Ste-Foy College. After graduation, Maria worked as a research professional in the laboratory of Prof Fontaine at Laval University until she got the position of R&D Chemist at OLEOTEK where she works since January 2018.

Teaching assignments

  • Spring 2016: Teacher, Learning center Tandem, Cégep de Sainte-Foy.
  • Fall 2013-2014: Professor assistant, Department of chemistry, Laval University, Quebec (CHM-2903, CHM-1903).

Membership

  • Member of the Ordre des chimistes du Québec (OCQ)
  • Member of Centre en chimie verte et calatyse (CCVC)
  • Member of Centre québécois sur les matériaux fonctionnels (CQMF)
  • Member of Société canadienne de chimie (SCC)

Publications

  • Novel sulfur containing derivatives of carboranes and metallacarboranes

    Anufriev S. A., Zakharova M. V., Stogniy M. Y., Sivaev I. B. and Bregadze V. I., Pure Appl. Chem., 2018, 90, 633–642.

  • Designed Synthesis of Mesoporous Solid-Supported Lewis Acid-Base Pairs and their CO2 Adsorption BehaviorZakharova M., Masoumifard N., Hu Y., Han J., Kleitz F. and Fontaine F.-G., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, just accepted (March 9, 2018), DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b00640
  • Synthesis of water-tolerant supported Lewis acids for catalytic amidation reactionZakharova M., Kleitz F. and Fontaine F.-G., Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 3864-3876.
  • Carbon Dioxide Oversolubility in Nanoconfined Liquids for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates Zakharova M., Kleitz F., Fontaine F.-G., ChemCatChem, 2017, 9, 1886-1890.
  • New sulfur derivatives of carboranes and metallacarboranesSivaev I., Stogniy M., Anufriev S., Zakharova M., Bregadze V., Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon, 2017, 192, 192-196.
  • The C-substituted charge-compensated dicarbollide [7-SMe2-7,8-C2B9H10]: Synthesis and room-temperature rearrangement of the iridium complexVinogradov M., Zakharova M., Timofeev S., Loginov D., Sivaev I., Nelyubina Y., Starikova Z., Bregadze V., Kudinov A., Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2015, 51, 80–82.
  • New carborane-based amino- and carboxylic acidsAnufriev S., Zakharova M., Sivaev I., Bregadze V., Russ Chem Bull, 2017, 9, 1643-1649.
  • A new approach to the synthesis of functional derivatives of nido-carborane: alkylation of [9-MeS-nido-7,8-C2B9H11]Zakharova M., Sivaev I., Anufriev S., Timofeev S., Suponitsky K., Godovikov I. and Bregadze V. Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 5044-5053.
  • Synthesis of New Carborane-Based Amino AcidsStogniy M., Zakharova M., Sivaev I., Godovikov I., Chizov A., Bregadze V.   Polyhedron, 2013, 55, 117–120.
  • Tungsten carbonyl σ-complexes of nido-carborane thioethersTimofeev S., Zakharova M., Godovikov I., Sivaev I., Bregadze V. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2012, 721-722, 92-96.

Presentations

  • Synthesis of water-tolerant supported Lewis acids for catalytic amidation reactionZakharova M., Kleitz F. and Fontaine F.-G., 9e Colloque annuel du Centre Québécois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF), École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal, Novembre, 2016, (présentation orale).
  • Application of Gas Oversolubility in Nanoconfined Liquids for Synthesis of Cyclic CarbonatesZakharova M., Kleitz F. and Fontaine F.-G., 49e Weekend de Discussions Inorganiques (IDW 2016), Université McMaster, Hamilton, Novembre, 2016, (présentation orale).
  • Development of solid ambiphilic systems, containing coexisting Lewis acid-base pairs, on the basis of mesoporous materialsZakharova M., Kleitz F. and Fontaine F.-G., 98e Conférence de La Société canadienne de chimie, 2267 Abbotsbury Street Burlington, Ottawa, Juin, 2015, (présentation par affiche).
  • Development of the solid ambiphilic systems, containing coexisting Lewis acid-base pairsZakharova M., Kleitz F. and Fontaine F.-G., 47e Weekend de Discussions Inorganiques (IDW 2014, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Novembre, 2014, (présentation par affiche).
  • Development of solid ambiphilic systems, containing coexisting Lewis acid-base pairs, on the basis of mesoporous materialsZakharova M., Kleitz F. and Fontaine F.-G., 7e Symposium International des matériaux nanoporeux, Niagara Falls, Canada, June, 2014, (présentation par affiche).
  • Synthesis of new carboxylic and amino acids on the base of charge-compensed nido-carboranes as a potential agents for BNCTZakharova M., Timofeev S., Sivaev I., Bregadze V., 6th Young Researchers of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer Meeting, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, December, 2011, (présentation orale).
  • Synthesis of carboxylic and amino acids on the base of charge-compensed nido-carboranesZakharova M., Timofeev S., Sivaev I., Bregadze V., 17th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Hersonissos, Greece (ESOC 2011), July, 2011, (présentation par affiche).