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Name Popov, Dr. Alexey
Department Nanoscale Chemistry
Position Group leader (Fullerenes)
Address IFW Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 20
01069 Dresden
Phone Number +49-351-4659-871
Email A.Popov(at)ifw-dresden.de

Short CV

2010-present: group-leader, IFW Dresden, Dept. Nanoscale Chemistry
2008-2010: Humboldt Fellow, IFW Dresden
2006-2008: senior researcher, Chemistry Department, Moscow State University
2003-2005: junior researcher, Chemistry Department, Moscow State University
1999-2003: Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry at Chemistry Department, Moscow State University
1994-1999: student, Chemistry Department, Moscow State University

Research interests

  • Endohedral metallofullerenes
  • Single molecule magnetism, magnetic properties of metallofullerenes
  • Electron transfer, electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry
  • Quantum-chemical calculations of molecular structure and spectroscopic properties of molecular systems
  • Chemical bonding, QTAIM, ELF, topological analysis, molecular dynamics

Recent Publications

  1. F. Liu, L. Spree, D. S. Krylov, G. Velkos, S. M. Avdoshenko, A. A. Popov. Single-electron lanthanide-lanthanide bonds inside fullerenes toward robust redox-active molecular magnetsAcc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52 (10), 2981-2993. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00373

  2. L. Spree, C. Schlesier, A. Kostanyan, R. Westerström, T. Greber, B. Büchner,  S. Avdoshenko, A. A. Popov. Single molecule magnets DyM2N@C80 and Dy2MN@C80 (M = Sc, Lu): The impact of diamagnetic metals on the Dy3+ magnetic anisotropy, Dy∙∙∙Dy coupling, and mixing of molecular and lattice vibrations.  Chem. Eur. J.  2019, in press.DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904879

  3. V. Dubrovin,  A. A. Popov, S. Avdoshenko. Magnetism in Ln molecular systems with 4f/valence-shell interplay (FV-magnetism).  Chem. Commun.  2019, 55, 13963-13966. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06913E

  4. R. B. Zaripov, S. M. Avdoshenko, I. Khairuzhdinov, K. M Salikhov, V. K. Voronkova, S. Weheabby, T. Rüffer, A. A. Popov, B. Büchner, V. Kataev.  Effect of the Diamagnetic Single Crystalline Host on the Angular-Resolved Electron Nuclear Double Resonance Experiments: Case of Paramagnetic [nBu4N]2[Cu(opba)] Embedded in Diamagnetic [nBu4N]2[Ni(opba)] J. Phys. Chem. Lett.  2019, 10, 6565-6571. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02523

  5. C. Schlesier, F. Liu, V. Dubrovin, L. Spree, B. Büchner, S. M. Avdoshenko, A. A Popov. Mixed dysprosium-lanthanide nitride clusterfullerenes DyM2N@C80-Ih and Dy2MN@C80-Ih (M = Gd, Er, Tm, and Lu): synthesis, molecular structure, and quantum motion of the endohedral nitrogen atom. Nanoscale 2019, 11, 13139. DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03593A

  6. W. Yang, G. Velkos, F. Liu, S. M. Sudarkova, Y. Wang, J. Zhuang, H. Zhang, X. Li, X. Zhang, B. Büchner, S. M. Avdoshenko, A. A. Popov, N. Chen. Single molecule magnetism with strong magnetic anisotropy and enhanced Dy∙∙∙Dy coupling in three isomers of Dy-oxide clusterfullerene Dy2O@C82.  Adv. Sci. 2019, 1901352. DOI: 10.1002/advs.201901352

  7. D. Konarev, A. A. Popov, L. V. Zorina, S. S. Khasanov, R. N. Lyubovskaya. Molecular structure, magnetic and optical properties of endometallonitridofullerene Sc3N@Ih‐C80 in neutral, radical anion and dimeric anionic forms. Chem. Eur. J. 201925 (65), 14858-14869. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902782

  8. F. Liu, G. Velkos, D. S. Krylov, L. Spree, M. Zalibera, R. Ray, N. A. Samoylova, C.-H. Chen, M. Rosenkranz, S. Schiemenz, F. Ziegs, K. Nenkov, A. Kostanyan, T. Greber, A. U. B. Wolter, M. Richter, B. Büchner, S. M. Avdoshenko, A. A. Popov. Air-stable redox-active nanomagnets with lanthanide spins radical-bridged by a metal-metal bond.  Nat. Commun.  2019, 10, 571. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08513-6

  9. G. Velkos, D. S. Krylov, K. Kirkpatrick, L. Spree, V. Dubrovin, B. Büchner, S. M. Avdoshenko, V. Bezmelnitsyn, S. Davis, P. Faust, J. Duchamp, H. C. Dorn, A. A. Popov. High blocking temperature of magnetization and giant coercivity in the azafullerene Tb2@C79N with a single-electron Tb–Tb bond.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2019, 58, 5891.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201900943

  10. L. Spree, A. A. Popov. Recent advances in single molecule magnetism of dysprosium-metallofullerenesDalton Trans. 2019, 48, 2861. DOI: 10.1039/c8dt05153d

  11. V. Dubrovin, L.-H. Gan, B. Büchner, A. A. Popov, S. M. Avdoshenko. Endohedral metal-nitride cluster ordering in metallofullerene-NiII(OEP) complexes and crystals: a theoretical study. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.  2019, 21, 8197. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP00634F

  12. T. Greber, A. P. Seitsonen, A. Hemmi, J. Dreiser, R. Stania, F. Matsui, M. Muntwiler, A. A. Popov, R. Westerström. Circular dichroism and angular deviation in x-ray absorption spectra of Dy2ScN@C80 single molecule magnets on h-BN/Rh(111)Phys. Rev. Materials 2019,  3, 014409.  DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.014409

  13. N. J. DeWeerd, E. V. Bukovsky, K. P. Castro, I. V. Kuvychko, A. A. Popov, S. H. Strauss, O. V. Boltalina. Steric and electronic effects of CF3 conformations in acene(CF3)n derivatives.  J. Fluor. Chem.  2019, 221, 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluchem.2019.02.010

  14. K. P. Castro, E. V. Bukovsky, I. V. Kuvychko, N. J. DeWeerd, Y.-S. Chen, S. H. M. Deng, X.-B. Wang, A. A. Popov, S. H. Strauss, O. V. Boltalina. PAH/PAH(CF3)n Donor/Acceptor Charge-Transfer Complexes in Solution and in Solid-State Co-Crystals. Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25 (59), 13547-13565. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902712

  15. J. Melidonie, E. Dmitrieva, K. Zhang, Y. Fu,  A. A. Popov, W. Pisula, R. Berger, J. Liu, X. Feng.  Dipyrene-Fused Dicyclopenta[a,f]naphthalenes.  J. Org. Chem.  2019, in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b02626

  16. J. Ma, K. Zhang, K. S. Schellhammer, Y. Fu, H. Komber, C. Xu, A. A. Popov, F. Hennersdorf, J. J. Weigand, S. Zhou, W. Pisula, F. Ortmann, R. F. J. Berger, J. Liu, X. Feng. Wavy-shaped Polycyclic Hydrocarbons with Controlled Aromaticity. Chem. Sci.  2019, 10, 4025. DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05416A

  17. Y. Fu, K. Zhang, E. Dmitrieva, F. Liu, J. Ma, J. J. Weigand, A. A. Popov, R. Berger, W. Pisula, J. Liu, X. Feng. NBN-embedded polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons containing pentagonal and heptagonal ringsOrg. Lett. 2019, 21, 1354. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00057

  18. M. Richter, Y. Fu, E. Dmitrieva, J. J. Weigand, A. A. Popov, R. Berger, J. Liu, X. Feng. A Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Containing A Pyrrolopyridazine CoreChemPlusChem 2019, 84, 613. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201900031

  19. S. N. Intorp, S. Kushida, E. Dmitrieva, A. A Popov, F. Rominger, J. Freudenberg, F. Hinkel, U. H. F. Bunz. True Blue Through Oxidation – A Thiaazulenic Heterophenoquinone as ElectrochromeChem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 5412. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201900535

  20. M. Richter, S. Hahn, E. Dmitrieva, F. Rominger, A. Popov, U. H. F. Bunz, X. Feng, R. Berger. Helical Ullazine-Quinoxaline-Based Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.  Chem. Eur. J. 201925 (5), 1345-1352. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201804751

  21. X. Zhang, W.-L. Li, L. Feng, X. Chen, A. Hansen, S. Grimme, S. Fortier, D.-C. Sergentu, T. Duignan, J. Autschbach, S. Wang, Y. Wang, G. Velkos, A. Popov, N. Aghdassi, S. Duhm, X. Li, J. Li, L. Echegoyen, W. H. E. Schwarz, N. Chen. A Diuranium Carbide Cluster Stabilized Inside a C80 Fullerene Cage.  Nat. Commun.  2018, 9, 2753. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05210-8

  22. C.-H. Chen, D. S. Krylov, S. M. Avdoshenko, F. Liu, L. Spree, R. Westerström, C. Bulbucan, M. Studniarek, J. Dreiser, A. U. B. Wolter, B. Büchner, A. A. Popov. Magnetic hysteresis in self-assembled monolayers of Dy-fullerene single molecule magnets on gold.  Nanoscale  2018, 10, 11287-11292. DOI: 10.1039/C8NR00511G

  23. G. Velkos, D. S. Krylov, K. Kirkpatrick, X. Liu, L. Spree, A. U. B. Wolter, B. Büchner, H. C. Dorn, A. A. Popov. Giant exchange coupling and field-induced slow relaxation of magnetization in Gd2@C79N with a single-electron Gd–Gd bond.  Chem. Commun.  2018, 54, 2902-2905. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00112J