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Name Popov, Dr. Alexey
Department Nanoscale Chemistry
Position Group leader
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. S. M. Avdoshenko, F. Fritz, C. Schlesier, A. Kostanyan, J. Dreiser, M. Luysberg, A. A. Popov, C. Meyer, R. Westerström. Partial magnetic ordering in one-dimensional arrays of endofullerene single-molecule magnet peapods.  Nanoscale  2018, 10, 18153-18160. DOI: 10.1039/C8NR05386C

  2. A. Brandenburg, D. S. Krylov, A. Beger, A. U. B. Wolter, B. Büchner, A. A. Popov. Carbide clusterfullerene DyYTiC@C80 featuring three different metals in the endohedral cluster and its single-ion magnetism.  Chem. Commun.  2018, 54,  10683-10686. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04736G

  3. C. Schlesier, L. Spree, A. Kostanyan, R. Westerström, A. Brandenburg, A. U. B. Wolter, S. Yang, T. Greber, A. A Popov. Strong carbon cage influence on the single molecule magnetism in Dy-Sc nitride clusterfullerenesChem. Commun2018, 54, 9730-9733 . DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05029E

  4. 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

  5. R. Stania, A. P. Seitsonen, D. Kunhardt, B. Büchner, A. A. Popov, M. Muntwiler, T. Greber. Electrostatic Interaction Across a Single Layer Carbon Shell.  J. Phys. Chem. Lett.  2018, 9, 3586-3590. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01326

  6. 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

  7. I. V. Kuvychko, T. T. Clikeman, C. Dubceac, Y.-S. Chen, M. Petrukhina, S. H. Strauss, A. A. Popov, O. V. Boltalina.  Understanding Polyarene Trifluoromethylation with Hot CF3 Radicals using Corannulene.  Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, (31), 4233-4245. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201800508

  8. M. R. Ajayakumar, Y. Fu, J. Ma, F. Hennersdorf, H. Komber, J. J. Weigand, A. Alfonsov, A. A. Popov, R. Berger, J. Liu, K. Müllen, X. Feng.  Toward Full Zigzag-Edged Nanographenes: peri-Tetracene and Its Corresponding CircumanthraceneJ. Am. Chem. Soc.2018, 140 (20),6240–6244.DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b03711

  9. D. S. Krylov, F. Liu, A. Brandendurg, L. Spree, V. Bon, S. Kaskel, A. U. B. Wolter, B. Büchner, S. M. Avdoshenko, A. A. Popov. Magnetization relaxation in the single-ion magnet DySc2N@C80: quantum tunneling, magnetic dilution, and unconventional temperature dependencePhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.  2018, 20, 11656-11672. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP01608A

  10. 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

  11. B. J. Eleazer, M. D. Smith, A. A. Popov, D. V. Peryshkov. Expansion of the (BB)>Ru metallacycle with coinage metal cations: formation of B–M–Ru–B (M = Cu, Ag, Au) dimetalacyclodiboryls.  Chem. Sci.  2018, 9, 2601-2608. DOI: 10.1039/C8SC00190A

  12. L. K. San, S. N. Spisak, C. Dubceac, S. H M. Deng, I. V. Kuvychko, M. A. Petrukhina, X.-B. Wang, A. A. Popov, S. H. Strauss, O. V. Boltalina.  Experimental and DFT Studies of the Electron-Withdrawing Ability of Perfluoroalkyl (RF) Groups: Electron Affinities of PAH(RF)n Increase Significantly with Increasing RF Chain Length. Chem. Eur. J.2018, 24 (6), 1441-1447. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201704868

  13. A. A. Popov. Redox-active metal–metal bonds between lanthanides in dimetallofullerenesCurr. Opin. Electrochem.  2018, 8, 73-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2017.12.003

  14. M. Zalibera, D. S. Krylov, D. Karagiannis, P.-A. Will, F. Ziegs, S. Schiemenz, W. Lubitz, S. Reineke, A. Savitsky, A. A. Popov. Thermally-activated delayed fluorescence in Y3N@C80 endohedral fullerene: time resolved luminescence and electron paramagnetic resonance studiesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2018, 130 (1), 283–287. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201710637