Vitaliy Diyuk

Vitaliy Diyuk

Associated Professor

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

PhD student
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Assistant Professor
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Associated Professor
Taras Shevchenko national University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Modified carbon materials

Research Fields:

Previous and Current Research

  • Main field of research
    Surface modification of carbon materials
  • Other fields
    Surface science
    Non linear optic materials
  • Current research interest
    Carbon materials modified by S-, N- and Hal-containing compounds
    Carbon-based solid acid
    Acid-base catalysis
    Laser glasses

Scientific interest is focused on the development of novel synthetic approaches for the surface modification of advanced granular and fibrous carbon materials and their application as:

  • acid-base catalysts as an alternative to liquid acids for dehydration, esterification, alkylation, isomerization etc.
  • ion-exchange materials for water preparation - softening and desalination
  • catalyst carriers for various acid-base and red-ox reactions
  • sorbents for extraction of heavy metals from wastewaters in different industries

Methodological and Technical Expertise

  • Synthesis of carbon materials with grafted CFx-, SO3H- and NAlk2-groups
  • All experimental approaches for characterization of modified carbon materials by physical and physicochemical methods
  • All experimental approaches for characterization of acid-base and red-ox catalysts
  • Synthesis of high purity inorganic glasses
  • Quantum-chemical modeling of carbon materials

Figure 1 .The surface morphology of carbon materials: a – multiwall carbon nanotubes, b carbon fibers and c activated carbon.

Figure 2. The routes used to prepare the carbon-based solid acids and the proposed structure of surface functionalities.

Figure 3. Conversion of propane-2-ol to propene with the temperature on carbon-based solid acids.

Selected Publications

Diyuk V.E., Grishchenko L.N., and Yatsimirskii V. K.
Kinetics of the dehydration of 2-propanol on modified activated carbon containing acid sites.
Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry, Vol. 44, No. 5, 2008, 321-327.

Radkevich V.Z., Senko T.L., Wilson K., Grishenko L.M., Zaderko A.N. Diyuk V.E.
The influence of surface functionalization of activated carbon on palladium dispersion and catalytic activity in hydrogen oxidation.
Applied Catalysis A: General, 2008, 335 (2), 241-251.

Yatsymyrskyi V.K., Tsapyuk G.G., Ishchenko O.V., Diyuk V.Ye., Kartashova T.V., and Grishchenko L.M.
A Study of the Activity of the CuCoFe Catalyst in Oxidation of Carbon.
Journal of Superhard Materials, 2010, 32 (4), 263-269.

Diyuk V.E., Gorlova A.A., Grishchenko L.N., Chernyavskaya T.V., and Yatsimirskii V.K.
Kinetics of the gas-phase chlorination of activated carbon with carbon tetrachloride.
Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry, 2011, 47 (4), 264-269.17.

Diyuk V.E., Zaderko A.N., Grishchenko L.M., Yatsymyrskiy A.V., Lisnyak V.V.
Efficient carbon-based acid catalysts for the propan-2-ol dehydration.
Catalysis-Communications, 2012, 27, 33-37.

Diyuk V.E., Zaderko A.N., Veselovska K.I., Lisnyak V.V.
Functionalization of surface of carbon materials with bromine vapors at mediate high temperature: a thermogravimetric study
J. Therm. Anal. Calorim., 2015, vol. 120, pp. 16651678.

Veselovska K. I., Veselovskyi V. L., Zaderko O. M., Diyuk V. E., Ishchenko O. V.
Effect of the Oxidation and Thermal Treatment on Bromination of Activated Carbon
Journal of Superhard Materials. 2015. Vol. 37, No. 1. P. 3943.

Veselovska K.I., Veselovskyi V.L., Diyuk V.E., Gaidai S.V., Ishchenko O.V.
Modification of the Activated Carbon Surface by Gaseous Phase Chlorination with Carbon Tetrachloride
Journal of Superhard Materials. 2015. Vol. 37, No. 3. P. 189193

Diyuk V.E., Mariychuk R.T., Lisnyak V.V.
Barothermal preparation and characterization of micro- mesoporous activated carbons
J. Therm. Anal. Calorim., 2016, vol. 124, pp. 11191130.