Laboratorul De Chimie Bioanorganică (LCBA) Al IC AŞM a Fost Fondată În Anul

Laboratorul De Chimie Bioanorganică (LCBA) Al IC AŞM a Fost Fondată În Anul

Laboratory of Bioinorganic Chemistry and Nanocompozite

Institute of Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Moldova,

Academiei str. 3, MD-2028 Chisinau, Moldova

Phone: + 373(22)73 97 55; Fax: +373(22)73 99 54;


It was established in 1975

researches inteRESTS

  • Synthesis of mono- and polynuclear coordination compounds of transition elements (nd, 4f) with mono- (H2O, R-Py, THF, DMAA etc) and polidentat ligands of Schiff Base type and carboxylic acids;
  • Investigation of their molecular and crystalline structure (in collaboration with other research groups);
  • Deciphering of IR, UV/Vis, Mössbauer, NMR, TG and EPR spectra of the synthesized substances;
  • Testing of the obtained clusters as bioactive substances, magnetic molecules and MOFs.

The laboratory covers seven locations equipped for synthesis of different chemical substances. There is the Gouy installation for measurements of magnetic properties of complexes in the temperature range 300-110K, the Mössbauer spectrometer of electrodynamic type with measurement range 300-80K. There is an acces to IR, UV/Vis, NMR, TG and EPR (IC, CMFFCC of ASM, USM).

The head of laboratory, Professor Turtă Constantin is an author and co-author of more than 180 scientific articles, published in reviewed journals, of a lecture course covering the field of Mössbauer spectroscopy for the students of chemistry departments, of 26 author patents. He represented numerous oral and poster scientific presentation at different international and local conferences. Prof. C. Turtă, invented a preparation with anticloroz properties for vine that is introduced in the list of the preparations recommended for agriculture. He was awarded a "L.A. Ciugaev” medal. At different international and ex-union (USSR) conferences such as „Physical Methods in Coordination and Supramolecular Chemistry”, The International "L.A. Ciugaev” Conference on Coordination Chemistry, The Conference of the R Moldova Chemical Society, he was a member of Organizing Committee. Corresponding member C. Turtă is a member of the Moldova Chemical Society and was included in the list of members of the International Bioinorganic Chemistry Society (2001-2004); a member of editorial boards of „Revista de Chimie”, Bucharest, România; University “Lucian Blaga” „ACTA UNIVERSITATIS CIBINIENSIS. Seria F CHEMIA”, Sibiu, Romania; „Chemical Journal of Moldova”, Chişinău, Moldova. Over 20 years Prof. Turtă conducted lectures at the State University of Moldova and at the Technical University of Moldova. He is a member of Commission of National Council on Accreditation and Attestation (Chemistry) and a member of expertise commission of SCSTD ASM.

scientific contacts

with the research groups from Republic Moldova:

- the T. Malinowski Laboratory of Physical Methods of Solid State investigation from the Institute of Applied Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (IFA AŞM);

- „Enzymology” and „Microbiology of soil” Laboratories from the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova;

- Photomicrobiology Laboratory of the Moldova State University and the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova;

- LNMRHP group from the Institute of Genetics and Physiology of Plants of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova;

- Chemistry Department of the Moldova State University.

with the research groups from other countries:

- Prof. G. Filoti, National Institute for Materials Physics, Bucharest, Romania;

- Prof. M. Gdaniec, Faculty of Chemistry of „A. Mickiewicz” University, Poznań, Poland;

- Prof. Janusz Lipkowski, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa;

- Doctor of Chemistry V.Voroncova, Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia.

The laboratory has developed strong links with research groups from the UK, Belgium, Italia, Spain, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, illustrated by join work over 3 projects INTAS, 3 projects MRDA-CRDF, 1 project SCOPES and 1 project fellowship (SUA).

selected publications

  1. C.Turta, S.Melnic, M.Bettinelli, S. Shova, C. Benelli, A. Speghini, A. Caneschi, M. Gdaniec, Y. Simonov, D. Prodius, V.Mereacre, „Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic and luminescence investigations of new 2Ln3+– Sr2+ heteronuclear polymers with 2-furoic acid”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2007, 9, p.3047-3054.
  2. Constantin I. Turta, Liudmila F. Chapurina, Ioana G. Donica, Violeta Voronkova, Elisabeth R. Healey and Victor Ch. Kravtsov. "Synthetic, Spectroscopic and X-ray Crystallographic Structural Studies on Copper(II) Complexes of the Aminoguanizone of Pyruvic Acid". Inorganica Chimica Acta, 361 (2008) 309-316.
  3. Rudic V., Bulimaga V., Zosim Liliana, Dencicov L., Chiriac T., Ciumac D., Turtă C., Lăzărescu A. Utilizarea unor compuşi coordinativi ai Fe(III) cu aminoacizi în calitate de reglatori ai calităţii biomasei de spirulină - sursă de principii bioactive cu efecte fiziologice sanogene. Buletinul Academiei de Ştiinţe a Moldovei, Ştiinţele vieţii. Chişinău, 2007, nr. 1 (301), P. 155-162 (Moldova
  4. Rudic Valeriu, Chiriac Tatiana, Bulimaga Valentina, Zosim Liliana, Turtă Constantin, Prodius Denis. Componenţa aminoacidă a oligopeptidelor şi aminoacizilor liberi din biomasa de spirulină cultivată în prezenţa unor compuşi coordinativi ai Fe(III) şi Zn(II).// Studia Universitatis, seria “Ştiinţe naturale”, Chişinău, 2007, nr.1, P. 120-124. (Moldova).
  5. Denis Prodius, Constantin Turta, Valeriu Mereacre, Sergiu Shova, Maria Gdaniec, Yurii Simonov, Janusz Lipkowski, Victor Kuncser, George Filoti, Andrea Caneschi. “Synthesis, structure and properties of heterotrinuclear carboxylate complexes [Fe2M(Ca, Sr, Ba)O(CCl3COO)6(THF)n]”. Polyhedron 25 (2006) 2175–2182.
  6. П.Боурошу, И.Булхак Ю.А.Симонов, М.Гданиек, К.Туртэ, Л.Сирецеану. «Структура продуктов взаимодействия хлорида кобальта с 1,2-циклогександиондиоксимом». Журнал Неорганической Химии 2006, Том 51, Nr. 8, p. 1–9. P.Bourosh, I. Bulhac, Y. A. Simonov, M. Gdaniec, K. Turte, and L. Siretsanu. “Structure of the Products Formed in the Reaction of Cobalt Chloride with 1,2-Cyclohexanedione Dioxime” Russ. Journ. Inorg. Chem. 2006, Vol. 51, Nr. 8
  7. Manase Ako Ayuk, Valeriu Mereacre, Ian Hewitt, Rodolphe Clerac, Lollita Lecren, Christopher Anson, Annie Powell. (2006): Enhancing Single Molecule Magnet parameters. Synthesis, crystal structures and magnetic properties of mixed-valent Mn4 SMMs. J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 2579 – 2586.
  8. V.Gutsanu, V.Gafiichuk, V.Shofransky, C.Turta „Nature of Compounds Formed in Phase of Strongly Basic Anion Exchanger in Contact with Fe2(SO4)3 Solution”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.99, 59-64. (2006).
  9. В.П. Антонович, С. Б. Мешкова, К. И. Турта, Д. Н. Продиус, В. М. Мереакре, А. В. Кирияк «Синтез и спектрально-люминесцентные свойства четырехъядерных кластеров с анионами трихлоруксусной кислоты и тетрагидрофураном», Укр. Хим. Журн. 2005, 71, 5, с. 23-29.
  10. Shova, S.G., Prodius, D.N., Mereacre, V.M., Simonov, Yu., Lipkowski J., Turta, C.I. „Discernible apical coordination in 3-oxo-bridged mixed metal trinuclear carboxylate. Crystal and molecular structure of [Fe2MnO(CHCl2COO)6(THF)2H2O]”. Inorganic Chemistry Communications. (2004): 7, № 2, 292-295.
  11. Turta, C.I., Prodius, D.N., Mereacre, V.M., Shova, S.G., Gdaniec, M., Simonov, Yu. A., Kuncser, V., Filoti, G., Caneschi, A., Sorace, L. „The first specimen of tetranuclear (FeIII, LnIII) clusters assembled by carboxylate ligands: Synthesis, Structure, Mössbauer Spectra, and Magnetic Properties of [Fe3EuO2(CCl3COO)8H2O(THF)3]THF”. Inorganic Chemistry Communications. (2004): 7, № 4, 576-579.
  12. B.Ф Рудик, В.П. Бульмага, Т.В. Кирияк, Л.Ф. Чапурина. «Продуктивность и биохимический состав Spirulina platensis (nordst) Geitl. Calu-835 при культивировании в присутствии координационных соединений Zn (II) с -аминокислотами». Альгология, Киев, 2003, т.13, №3, с.322-329.
  13. Turtă C., Rudic V., Usatîi A., Mereacre V., Prodius D., Shova S., Anson Cr. X., Chiriţa E., Topală L., Calcatiniuc A. Synthesis of carboxylate clusters with {Fe2MO} fragments (M=MnII, NiII) as stimulators of (Rhodotorula) yeast and carotenoids yield. The 6-th International Symposium on Metal Elements in Environment, Medicine and Biology, Timişoara, November, 8-10, 2004, v.6, p.97-104.
  14. Turta, C.I., Shova, S.G., Zhovmir, T.K., Mereacre, V.M., Prodius, D.N., Gdaniec, M., Simonov, Yu. A., (2003): “Synthesis and structure of trinuclear carboxylates: [Fe2NiO(CH3COO)6(NC5H4-COOC2H5)3](CH3C≡N)3 and [Fe2NiO(CCl3COO)6(-Pic)3](CH3C6H5)2” . Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 48, № 1, 72-78 (rus, eng.).
  15. Ogurtsov I.Ya., Gorincioy N., Turtă C.I., Bersuker I., Baciu L. “Interaction of the [Mn(pc)] Complex with dioxygen. AB INITIO study. Annals of West University of Timişoara, Series Chemistry, 2003, 12 (1) p. 17-21.
  16. M. Vopsaroiu, V. Kuncser, J. Bartolome, V.M. Meriacre, K.I. Turta and G. Filoti, Mossbauer and magnetic evidence for spin frustration in hetero-trinuclear clusters, Hyperfine Interactions (C), 2003, v.150, issue 5, pp. 213-216.

Didactic materials (textbooks):

  1. Turta C. „INTRODUCERE ÎN SPECTROSCOPIA DE REZONANŢĂ GAMA (Spectroscopia Mossbauer)”. Curs special de prelegeri (Ediţia a doua).- Chişinău: CE USM, 2003.- 170 p.

Group members

14 collaborators activate in the laboratory: 1 corresponding member of the ASM, 7 Ph. Doctors, 1 Ph.D. student, 2 masterants, 2 scientific researchers and 1 coordinator engineer. Continually, a limit number of students (3-5) from the Moldova Sate University accomplish here their licence theses.

Head of the Laboratory – Constantin Turtă, Doctor Habilitate of Chemistry, University Professor, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova

1. Ciapurina Ludmila, Doctor of Chemistry, Senior Scientist

2. Lăzărescu Ana, Doctor of Chemistry, Senior Scientist

3. Mereacre Valeriu, Doctor of Chemistry, Senior Scientist

4. rodius Denis, Doctor of Chemistry, Senior Scientist

5. ofranschi Valentin, Doctor of Chemistry, Senior Scientist

6. Zubareva Vera, Doctor of Chemistry, Senior Scientist

7. Bobcova Svetlana, Doctor of Chemistry, Senior Scientist

8. Crupin Tamara, Junior Scientist

9. Donica Ioana, Junior Scientist

10. Olednic Viorina, Junior Scientist

11. Secu Mihail, Junior Scientist

12. Remenco Sergiu, engineer

13. Melnic Silvia, PhD Student

14. Cuşnir Ruslan, student

15. Luţenco Yurie, student.