Natalya M. Murashova
Natalya M. Murashova

Natalya M. Murashova

Associate Professor
Academic qualifications:

Educational activity at the Department

Developed three lecture courses and lectured students of our department in Mendeleyev University:
  • "Biology" - 3rd year students;
  • "Biological nanostructures" - 4th year students;
  • "Nanomaterials for drug delivery" - a special optional course for students of the 5th year.

Scientific interests

  • Microemulsion leaching. The Department of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology of Mendeleyev University proposed a method of extracting metals from the solid phase using nanostructured reagent (functional nanomaterial) - extractant-containing microemulsions. Microemulsions - multicomponent thermodynamically stable systems consisting of two partially miscible with each other fluids, micelle-forming surface-active agent (surfactant) and often the second surfactant, called co-surfactant. The characteristic size of the microemulsion droplets is from several to tens of nanometers. Microemulsion method of leaching, through direct contact of the microemulsion and a solid phase, can be selectively extract non-ferrous, rare and rare earth metals from primary and secondary raw materials.
  • Nanostructures of phospholipids for medical use. Nanostructures of lecithin (phosphatidylcholine) and other natural phospholipids are promising carriers for drug delivery. Nanomaterials for medicine based on lecithin possess such virtues as non-toxicity and biocompatibility, the ability to solubilize biologically active substances, the ability to accelerate transport through the skin. This makes them attractive for widespread use. An additional advantage is the ability of creation on the basis of this structures long-acting drugs, with controlled-release of drug substance.
  • Nanostructures in liquid-liquid systems at equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions. In systems containing water and oil phases, surface active extractant and metal compounds under certain conditions, the formation of nanoparticles and nanostructures is possible. Such nanostructures can appear both in the bulk phase, and near the interface. The study of pattern formation in extraction systems allows to choose the right conditions for extraction, as well as develop new extraction systems and new nanomaterials with unusual properties based on compounds of rare and rare earth elements.


Number of publications:  over 100.

  1. Yurtov E.V., Murashova N.M. Lecithin organogels in a hydrocarbon oil // Colloid Journal, 2003, # 1, P. 114-118.
  2. Yurtov E.V., Murashova N.M. Structuring in extraction systems of di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid and metal compounds // Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2003, Vol. 48, # 7, P. 1096-1101.
  3. Yurtov E.V., Murashova N.M. Phase equilibria and nonequilibrium structures in the sodium di-2-ethylhexyl phosphate-decane-water system // Colloid Journal, 2004, Vol. 66, # 5, P. 629-634.
  4. E.V. Yurtov, N.M. Murashova, A.M. Datsenko. Gel formation in extraction of terbium by bis(2-ethylhexyl) hydrogen phosphate // Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2006, Vol. 51, # 4, P. 670-675.
  5. Yurtov E.V., Murashova N.M. Leaching of metal extractant-containing microemulsions // Chemical Engineering, 2010, # 8, P. 479-483.


Background and professional experience

  • Enroll at Mendeleyev University in 1990, graduated magna cum laude the University in 1996, specialization "Biotechnology".
  • In 1999, graduated from graduate school at the Department of Industrial Ecology of MUCTR.
  • In 2000, defended PhD (supervisor - Corresponding Member of RAS prof. Yurtov E.V.).
  • In 2000-2003, worked as an assistant at the Department of Industrial Ecology.
  • At present - Associate Professor of the Department of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology.

Additional information

  • Scientific Secretary of the Dissertation Council D.212.204.11, Physical and Colloid Chemistry at MUCTR.
  • The Secretary of the Department of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology.
  • As a part-time lecturer in National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" reads course "Biology" for major students of the specialization "Nanomaterials".


Phone:  (495) 495-21-16 ⚹50-63

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