Adsorption of supramolecular compounds and organic moleculs with the rigid structure

Headed by Professor Elena V. Stenina (email:

We study the adsorption of organic species at the electrode surfaces, with special attention to 2D condensation (formation of quasi-solid adlayers with very strong lateral attraction). 2D condensation was discovered in 1970th for the molecules with a rigid molecular structure (like camphor and  adamantan derivatives), and we follow the approach to determination of adsorption parameters which had been developed in these initial studies.

Currently we are working with the rigid macrocycles (cryptands, cucurbit[n]urils). Their adsorption allows to fabricate functional interfaces and to disperse carbon materials. We are also dealing with the effect of organic adlayers on the kinetics of electron transfer.



We are also dealing with complex molecules formed by cucurbit[n]urils and organic dyes. Adsortion of thos complex species on gold and silver allows the spectroscopic study of the effect of plasmon resonance on the fluorescence intensity (jointy with N. Petrov’s group, Center of Photochemistry RAS).

Recent publications

  • 2016 Stenina Elena V., Sviridova Liana N., Ivanov Denis A., Adsorption of cucurbit[6]uril on the electrode/solution interface.  Mendeleev Communications, v 26, p. 410-412 DOI
  • 2015 Stenina Elena V., Sviridova Liana N., Characteristics of the cucurbit[5]uril adsorption layer on the electrode/solution interface.  Mendeleev Communications, v 25, p. 59-61 DOI
  • 2015 Natal’ya Semenovna Komarova, Krivenko Alexander G., Stenina Elena V., Sviridova Liana N., Mironovich Kirill V., Shulga Yuriy M., Krivchenko Victor A., Enhancement of the Carbon Nanowall Film Capacitance. Electron Transfer Kinetics on Functionalized Surfaces Langmuir, DOI
  • 2014 Sviridova Liana N., Krivchenko Victor A., Mironovich Kirill V., Voronin Pavel V., Krivenko Aleksandr G., Stenina Elena V., Adsorption-induced functionalization of carbon nanowalls.  Mendeleev Communications, v 24, p. 304-305 DOI
  • 2013 Stenina Elena V., Sviridova Liana N,  Adsorption of an ammonium complex with cryptand 2.2.2 at the electrode/solution interface. Mendeleev Communications, v 23, p. 282-283 DOI
  • 2012 Stenina E.V., Sviridova L.N, Adsorption of diprotonated cryptand [2.2.2.] on the mercury electrode. Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, v 48, p. 148-153 DOI
  • 2012 Krivenko A.G., Komarova N.S., Stenina E.V., Sviridova L.N., Adsorption of surface-active compounds with the skeleton molecular structure from dimethylsulfoxide solutions on carbon nanotubes. Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, v 48, p. 36-41 DOI
  • 2012 Komarova N.S., Krivenko A.G., Ryabenko A.G., Naumkin A.V., Stenina E.V., Sviridova L.N.,Spectroscopic characterization of the electrochemical functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes in aqueous and organic media.  Carbon, v 50, p. 922-931 DOI