Korotaev V. Yu. graduated from the Ural State University in 1993 and has completed his PhD in 1998. Currently he works at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Ural Federal University as a senior researcher. He has published more than 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His area of scientific interests includes unsaturated nitro compounds, heterocyclic compounds and fluoroorganic chemistry.


The [3+2] cycloaddition of sodium azide and stabilized azomethine ylides to 3-nitro-2-(trihalomethyl)-2H-chromenes 1 and 2 was studied and cycloadducts 38 were synthesized. The cytotoxic activity of D3-annulated chromane derivatives is discussed.