ISPM RAS — Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials

Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials

Russian Academy of Sciences

The Institute of Synthetic Polymeric Materials (ISPM) was founded in 1981 by Academician N.S. Enikolopov as part of a Branch of Basic and Technical Chemistry at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Today it is one of the leading research centers in chemistry and physics of polymers.


Gas sensors based on the polymer nanocomposites
Sensors and Actuators coverResearchers in Laboratory of functional polymer structures ISPM RAS created gas sensors based on the properties of poly(p-xylylene)-titanium thin films.

It was found that the electrical characteristics of films (DC and AC conductivity, capacitance at different frequencies, current attenuation time) depend on the composition of the air. A unique set of electrical parameters allows you to detect individual substances in the atmosphere.

Poly(p-xylylene) – titanium thin film nanocomposites were synthesized by vacuum deposition polymerization and proposed to serve as a gas sensor. They can reversibly and selectively detect several parts per thousand water, ethanol and even n-propyl benzene vapors with short response time. The presence of polar molecules affects conductance and capacitance, while nonpolar vapors such as benzene and toluene have no effect on electrical properties.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation under grant agreement № 075-15-2019-1694 (RFMEFI60419×0227) from 22.11.2019. There was an article published in highly-cited scientific journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.
1st June 2020
Fluorinated Thiophene-Phenylene Co-oligomers for Optoelectronic Devices
Fluorinated Thiophene-Phenylene Co-Oligomers for Optoelectronic Devices Recent results of the ongoing project "Efficient organic light emitting transistors" supported by Russian Science Foundation were published as a full paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. In this work researchers from Laboratory of Functional Materials for Organic Electronics and Photonics of ISPM RAS in collaboration with their colleagues from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and N.N. Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science have shown for the first time that targeted introduction of fluorine atoms into molecular structure of thiophene-phenylene oligomers can tune both their electrical and optical characteristics in organic light emitting transistors.

The obtained results can be extended to other families of conjugated oligomers and highlight the efficiency of fluorination for rational design of organic semiconductors for optoelectronic devices.

10th March 2020
The winners of the call for Russian-Indian projects are announced
Indian flag Congratulations to Dr. Tatiana Demina, senior research scientist of the Laboratory of solid phase chemical reactions on winning the competition for the best fundamental research projects conducted jointly by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India! According to the results of the examination carried out independently by the Russian and Indian parties, 43 projects out of 248 applications submitted for the 2019 competition were supported.

25th October 2019
Open lecture by Stepan Podzimek, Professor of the University of Pardubice
Dr. S. Podzimek 10th October, 2019 at 11:00 in the Conference Hall of ISPM RAS, Prof. Stepan Podzimek (University of Pardubice) will give a lecture on the topic «SEC and FFF with Advanced Detectors for the Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Polymers».

During the second part of the seminar there will be presented results of the study of biodegradable star-shaped polylactides synthesized in the Laboratory of functional polymer structures.

Free admission.
7th October 2019
ISPM RAS organized 5th International Fall School on Organic Electronics IFSOE-2019
IFSOE-2019 conference 5th International Fall School of Organic Electronics IFSOE-2019 was held on 15-20 September 2019 in the hotel "Soyuz" (Moscow region). This annual event was attended by about a hundred participants, a half of which were young scientists, undergraduate and graduate students. Leading Russian and foreign scientists delivered more than twenty tutorial and invited lectures on the main topics of organic electronics, bioelectronics and robotics, as well as on scientific ethics. Among the foreign participants, whose share this year approached to 50%, the most represented countries were Germany, Italy, great Britain, China and Spain.

The school held a competition for the best oral and poster presentations among young scientists, the winners of which were awarded by diplomas, commemorative albums and new books on organic electronics from one of the sponsors of the event - the global publishing house Wiley. The main sponsor of the school for young scientists was the Russian Science Foundation in the framework of grant No. 19-73-30028, supported by the "Presidential program for support of leading laboratories and infrastructure projects".
21st September 2019
Reaxys Award Russia 2019 winners were announced at the XXI Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry
ICMAT-2019 conference Winners of the prize Reaxys Award Russia 2019, established by Elsevier and the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society were announced on 11 September 2019 г. in Saint-Petersburg at XXI Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry. In the nomination "For significant contribution to the development of the most actively developing scientific topics in the world" (Prominent Cluster), which was awarded for 7 thematic clusters, the winner for significant contribution to the development of the topic "Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED); Solar Cells; Conjugated Polymers" is Sergey Ponomarenko, director and head of the Laboratory of Functional Materials for Organic Electronics and Photonics of the Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymer Materials or Russian Academy of Sciences.

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12th September 2019
Open postdoc positions
The Laboratory of Functional Materials for Organic Electronics and Photonics of ISPM RAS opens postdoc positions to implement the project "Development of new functional materials for biocompatible organic electronics and robotics" supported by the Russian Science Foundation within the framework of the "Presidential program to support leading laboratories and infrastructure projects”. For detailed information see the Announcement.
13th August 2019
Researchers and Ph.D. students of ISPM RAS took part at ICMAT-2019 in Singapur
ICMAT-2019 conference More then 3000 scientists all over the world took part at 10th International Conference on Materials for Advance technologies ICMAT-2019 organized by Materials Research Society Singapur on June 23-28, 2019. Among them were researchers and Ph.D. students of ISPM RAS, which delivered invited, oral and poster presentations. Askold Trul, a Ph.D. student of Laboratory of functional materials for organic electronics and photonics, was awarded by a prize for the best poster presentation, which was given by Nobel laureate Prof. Fraser Stoddart during the closing ceremony.

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1st July 2019
Open lecture by Professor Christian Grandfils, University of Liège, Belgium
Plastic waste 06 June, 2019 at 11:00 in the Conference Hall of ISPM RAS, Prof. Christian Grandfils, Director of Centre Interfacultaire des Biomatériaux" (CEIB) the University of Liège, Belgium will give a lecture "Functionalisation of biodegradable polyesters tailored for bone regeneration".

During lecture main research activities of CEIB, such as material synthesis, processing and characterisation, and in vitro testing, will be described.

This lecture will be primary focused on the optimization of biodegradable aliphatic polyesters which have been functionalized in order to improve their surface and mechanical properties with as final purpose to improve their suitability for bone regeneration.

Free admission.
26th May 2019
Plastics industry launches waste initiative
Plastic waste In what is being billed as the largest-ever effort of its kind, 28 companies have formed the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, which plans to invest up to $1.5 billion over the next five years on projects to keep plastic trash out of the ocean.

The alliance includes some of the world’s largest chemical companies, including BASF, Dow Chemical, and LyondellBasell Industries, as well as consumer product giants like Procter & Gamble and Henkel. But critics say the industry should have acted on plastic waste sooner and that this effort by itself won’t solve the problem.

The initiative launched with a sleek video presentation viewed on the web by more than 500,000 people its first day. Full text see here.

23rd January 2019
The Award Ceremony of the Energy of Youth prize was held in Moscow
Energy of youth The winners of the XV All-Russian competion of youth scientific projects in the field of energy, The Energy of Youth, were awarded by the Global Energy Association in Moscow. In 2018, projects for development of organic solar panels, creation potassium - the ion accumulator and optimization of extraction of hydrocarbons were recognized the bestones. The Award Ceremony was held at the Congress center of Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Yuriy Luponosov, leading researcher of the Laboratory of Functional Materials for Organic Electronics and Photonics of ISPM RAS. was awarded in the nomination of Non-traditional Energy. His project is devoted to transparent and flexible solar cells based on new organic materials with enhanced stability.

13th December 2018
Collaboration with South Korean scientists
KIMM forum On Wednedsay, 28 November 2018, a delegation of Korean Institute of Mashinery and Marerials (KIMM), headed by its vice-president Dr. Kern-Yong Kang, visited ISPM RAS.

In the framework of the meeting a Collaborative Forum took place, where representatives of KIMM presented main directions of the institution scientific activity, in particular in the field of mashinery for roll-to-roll and printed electronics.

Researchers of the Laboratory of Functional Materials for Organic Electronics and Photonics of ISPM RAS presented their recent scientific reasults in the field of organic electronics. As a result of the meeting it was desided to prepare a Collaborative Research Agreement and to look for possible funding sources for collaborative research in the field of organic and printed electronics.    
28th November 2018
New site launch
Previous version of the site ISPM RAS is available on
29th May 2018
ISPM RAS invites you to participate in the 3rd International Fall School on Organic Electronics (IFSOE-2016). The IFSOE 2016 will cover all key aspects of Organic Electronics to give the attendee a comprehensive view of the field from materials and fundamental physics to devices and applications. The conference will take place in Moscow Region, Hotel Soyuz, September 18-23.
28th July 2016
New site ISPM RAS
New site ISPM RAS is under consrtuction. It is being translated to english. Publications and patents information of the labaratories are renewed. Startups list is added.
26th July 2016