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Metal complexes and coordination clusters


  • Synthesis of organic chelating agents and their compounds with dia- and paramagnetic metal ions toward stable and processable materials

  • Spectroscopic, spectrometric, thermal, electrochemical, magnetic and crystallographic studies

  • Spin coating and nanoscale imaging



    Selected publications


    • S. Schmitz, A. Kovalchuk, A. Martín-Rodríguez, J. van Leusen, N. Izarova, S. D. M. Bourone, Y. Ai, E. Ruiz, R. Chiechi, P. Kögerler, K. Yu. Monakhov
      Element-selective molecular charge transport characteristics of binuclear copper(II) -anthanide(III) complexes
      Inorg. Chem. (2018) 57, 9274–9285
    • S. Schmitz, J. van Leusen, A. Ellern, P. Kögerler, K. Yu. Monakhov
      Thioether-terminated nickel(II) coordination clusters with {Ni6} horseshoe- and {Ni8} rollercoaster-shaped cores
      Inorg. Chem. Front. (2016) 3, 523–531
    • S. Schmitz, J. van Leusen, N. V. Izarova, Y. Lan, W. Wernsdorfer, P. Kögerler, K. Yu. Monakhov
      Supramolecular 3d-4f single-molecule magnet architectures
      Dalton Trans. (2016) 45, 16148–16152

    • V. Heβ, F. Matthes, D. E. Bürgler, K. Yu. Monakhov, C. Besson, P. Kögerler, A. Ghisolfi, P. Braunstein, C. M. Schneider
      Adsorption phenomena of cubane-type tetranuclear Ni(II) complexes with neutral, thioether-functionalized ligands on Au(111)
      Surf. Sci. (2015) 641, 210–215
    • A. Ghisolfi, K. Yu. Monakhov, R. Pattacini, P. Braunstein, X. López, C. de Graaf, M. Speldrich, J. van Leusen, H. Schilder, P. Kögerler
      A comparative synthetic, magnetic and theoretical study of functional M4Cl4 cubane-type Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes
      Dalton Trans. (2014) 43, 7847–7859