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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. 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

  2. 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, in press.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201900943

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

  4. 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, in press. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP00634F

  5. 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

  6. 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, in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00057

  7. 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, in press. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201900031

  8. 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, in press. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201900535

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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