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Popular articles


[1]   Entdeckung und Untersuchung der „klassischen“ Polyoxometallate.

R. Pütt, A. Kondinski, K. Yu. Monakhov,* Chem. Unserer Zeit 2018, 52, 384–389.



Book chapters


[4]   Vanadium: Polyoxometalate chemistry.

M. Stuckart, K. Yu. Monakhov, in Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (Ed.: R. A. Scott), 2018, 1–19.


[3]   Perspectives for polyoxometalates in single-molecule electronics and spintronics.

K. Yu. Monakhov, M. Moors, P. Kögerler, in Polyoxometalate Chemistry (Eds.: R. van Eldik, L. Cronin), Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, Academic Press, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2017, 69, 251–286.


[2]   The Lindqvist hexavanadate: A platform for coordination-directed assembly.

O. Linnenberg, A. Kondinski, K. Yu. Monakhov, in Supramolecular Systems: Chemistry, Types and Applications (Ed.: C. Pena), Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, 2017, 39–66. (get PDF)


[1]  Cages and clusters of Indium – spherical aromaticity? 

G. Linti, M. Bühler, K. Yu. Monakhov, T. Zessin, in Modeling of Molecular Properties (Ed.: P. Comba), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2011, 455–466.



Research articles




[52]  How does the redox state of polyoxovanadates influence the collective behavior in solution? A case study with [I@V18O42]q (q = 3, 5, 7, 11 and 13).

A. Solé-Daura, A. Notario-Estévez, J. J. Carbó, J. M. Poblet, C. de Graaf, K. Yu. Monakhov, X. López,* Inorg. Chem. 2019, accepted.


[51]  Supramolecular construction of cyanide-bridged Re(I) diimine multichromophores.

K. S. Kisel, A. S. Melnikov, E. V. Grachova, A. J. Karttunen,* A. Doménech-Carbó, K. Yu. Monakhov, V. G. Semenov, S. P. Tunik, I. O. Koshevoy,* Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 1988–2000.


[50]  Ion-directed coordinative polymerization of copper(II) pyridyl-alcohol complexes through thiane functionalities.

S. Schmitz, N. V. Izarova, C. Besson, J. van Leusen, P. Kögerler,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2019, 645, 409–415.

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[49]  Interplaying the amphipathic polyoxometalate interactions in solution and at solid–liquid interfaces: A toolbox for the technical application.

M. Glöß, R. Pütt, M. Moors, E. Kentzinger, W. Pyckhout-Hintzen, K. Yu. Monakhov,* Nanoscale 2019DOI: 10.1039/C8NR08008A.




[48]   Addressing multiple resistive states of polyoxovanadates: Conductivity as a function of individual molecular redox states. 

O. Linnenberg, M. Moors, A. Notario-Estévez, X. López, C. de Graaf, S. Peter, C. Bäumer, R. Waser, K. Yu. Monakhov,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 16635–16640.


[47]   Polyoxometalate encapsulation into metal-organic frameworks: The way towards functional nanomaterials for water splitting.

M. Stuckart, K. Yu. Monakhov,J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 17849–17853.


[46]   The Heck reaction as a tool to expand polyoxovanadates towards thiol-sensitive organic-inorganic hybrid fluorescent switches.

O. Linnenberg, L. Mayerl, K. Yu. Monakhov,Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 14402–14407.

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[45]  Element-selective molecular charge transport characteristics of binuclear copper(II)-lanthanide(III) complexes.

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,* Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 9274–9285.


[44]  Decoding the role of encapsulated ions in electronic and magnetic properties of mixed-valent polyoxovanadate capsules {X@V22O54} (X = ClO4, SCN, VO2F2): A combined theoretical approach.

A. Notario-Estévez, P. Kozłowski,* O. Linnenberg, C. de Graaf, X. López,* K. Yu. Monakhov,Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 17847–17858.


[43]  Linear CuI2Pd0, CuIPd02 and AgI2Pd0 metal chains supported by rigid N,N’-diphosphanyl NHC ligands and metallophilic interactions.

P. Ai, K. Yu. Monakhov, J. van Leusen, P. Kögerler, C. Gourlaouen, M. Tromp, R. Welter, A. A. Danopoulos,* P. Braunstein,* Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 8787–8796.

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[42]  Triangular {Ni3} coordination cluster with a ferromagnetically coupled metal-ligand core.

S. Schmitz, J. van Leusen, N. V. Izarova, S. D. M. Bourone, A. Ellern, P. Kögerler,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* Polyhedron 2018144, 144–151.


[41]   Configurational isomerism in polyoxovanadates.

L. K. Mahnke, A. Kondinski, U. Warzok, C. Näther, J. van Leusen, C. A. Schalley,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* P. Kögerler,* W. Bensch,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2972–2975.


[40]  Synthesis, photophysical properties and cation-binding studies of bipyridine-functionalized gold(I) complexes.

I. V. Solovyev, A. Kondinski, K. Yu. Monakhov, I. O. Koshevoy,* E. V. Grachova,* Inorg. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 160–171.




[39]  Reconciling valence state with magnetism in mixed-valent polyoxometalates: The case of {VO2F2@V22O54} cluster.

P. Kozłowski,* A. Notario-Estévez, C. de Graaf, X. López, K. Yu. Monakhov,* Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 29767–29771


[38]   The Cu(I)-catalysed Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition route to (bio-)organic functionalisation of polyoxovanadates.

O. Linnenberg, A. Kondinski, C. Stöcker, K. Yu. Monakhov,* Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 15636–15640.

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[37]   Molecular characteristics of a mixed-valence polyoxovanadate {VIV/V18O42} in solution and at the liquid-surface interface.

O. Linnenberg, M. Moors, A. Solé-Daura, X. López, C. Bäumer, E. Kentzinger, W. Pyckhout-Hintzen, K. Yu. Monakhov,J. Phys. Chem. C 2017121, 10419–10429.


[36]  A V16-type polyoxovanadate structure with intricate electronic distribution: Insights from magnetochemistry.

O. Linnenberg, P. Kozłowski, C. Besson, J. van Leusen, U. Englert, K. Yu. Monakhov,* Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, 17, 2342–2350.


[35]  Linear, trinuclear cobalt complexes with o-phenylene-bis-silylamido ligands.

K. Yu. Monakhov,* J. van Leusen, P. Kögerler, E.-L. Zins, M. E. Alikhani, M. Tromp, A. A. Danopoulos,* P. Braunstein,* Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 6504–6508.


[34]  Breaking the Gordian knot in the structural chemistry of polyoxometalates: Copper(II)-oxo/hydroxo clusters.

A. Kondinski, K. Yu. Monakhov,* Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 7841–7852.


[33]  Heteroleptic, two-coordinate [M(NHC){N(SiMe3)2}] (M = Co, Fe) complexes: Synthesis, reactivity and magnetism rationalized by an unexpected metal oxidation state.

A. A. Danopoulos,* P. Braunstein,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* J. van Leusen, P. Kögerler,* M. Clémancey, J.-M. Latour, A. Benayad, M. Tromp, E. Rezabal, G. Frison, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 1163–1171.




[32]  {CoII/III5} horseshoe and {NiII4} lacunary cubane coordination clusters: The isobutyrate/N-butyldiethanolamine reaction system.

S. Schmitz, K. Yu. Monakhov, J. van Leusen, N. V. Izarova, V. Heß, P. Kögerler,* RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 100664–100669.


[31]  Supramolecular 3d-4f single-molecule magnet architectures.

S. Schmitz, J. van Leusen, N. V. Izarova, Y. Lan, W. Wernsdorfer, P. Kögerler,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 16148–16152.


[30]   Rotational isomerism, electronic structures, and basicity properties of “fully-reduced” V14-type heteropolyoxovanadates.

A. Kondinski, T. Heine, K. Yu. Monakhov,Inorg. Chem. 201655, 3777–3788.    


[29]  Spin-hybrids: A single-molecule approach to spintronics.

D. E. Bürgler, V. Heß, T. Esat, S. Fahrendorf, F. Matthes, C. M. Schneider,* C. Besson, K. Yu. Monakhov, P. Kögerler, A. Ghisolfi, P. Braunstein, N. Atodiresei, V. Caciuc, S. Blügel, e-J. Surf. Sci. Nanotech. 201614, 17–22.


[28]  Thioether-terminated nickel(II) coordination clusters with {Ni6} horseshoe- and {Ni8} rollercoaster-shaped cores.

S. Schmitz, J. van Leusen, A. Ellern, P. Kögerler,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* Inorg. Chem. Front. 2016, 3, 523531.

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[27]  A thioether-decorated {Mn11Tb4} coordination cluster with slow magnetic relaxation.

S. Schmitz, J. van Leusen, A. Ellern, P. Kögerler,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* Inorg. Chem. Front. 20152, 1095–1100.


[26]  Semimetal-functionalized polyoxovanadates.

K. Yu. Monakhov,* W. Bensch,* P. Kögerler,* Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 8443–8483.

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[25]  Adsorption phenomena of cubane-type tetranuclear Ni(II) complexes with neutral, thioether-functionalized ligands on Au(111).

V. Heβ, F. Matthes, D. E. Bürgler,* K. Yu. Monakhov,* C. Besson, P. Kögerler, A. Ghisolfi, P. Braunstein, C. M. Schneider, Surf. Sci. 2015, 641, 210–215. 


[24]  A dinuclear Bi(III) complex of a 1,3-disubstituted imidazole-2-thione and its use as a transmetallation agent toward Pd(II).

M. Jagenbrein, K. Yu. Monakhov,* P. Braunstein,* J. Organomet. Chem. 2015, 796, 11–16.


[23]  Supramolecular recognition influences magnetism in [X@HVIV8VV14O54]6– self-assemblies with symmetry-breaking guest anions.

K. Yu. Monakhov,* O. Linnenberg, P. Kozłowski, J. van Leusen, C. Besson, T. Secker, A. Ellern, X. López, J. M. Poblet, P. Kögerler,Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 2387–2397.

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[22]  Combined experimental and theoretical study of bis(diphenylphosphino)(N-thioether)amine-type ligands in nickel(II) complexes for catalytic ethylene oligomerization.

A. Ghisolfi, C. Fliedel,* V. Rosa, K. Yu. Monakhov, P. Braunstein,* Organometallics 201433, 2523–2534.  


[21]  Magnetochemical complexity of hexa- and heptanuclear wheel complexes of late-3d ions supported by N,O-donor pyridyl-methanolate ligands.

K. Yu. Monakhov,* X. López,* M. Speldrich, J. van Leusen, P. Kögerler, P. Braunstein, J. M. Poblet, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 3769–3781.  


[20]  A comparative synthetic, magnetic and theoretical study of functional M4Cl4 cubane-type Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes.

A. Ghisolfi, K. Yu. Monakhov,* R. Pattacini, P. Braunstein,* X. López, C. de Graaf, M. Speldrich, J. van Leusen, H. Schilder, P. Kögerler,* Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 7847–7859.  


[19]  A novel, rigid diphosphine with an active NHC spacer; di- and trinuclear complexes of d10 coinage metals.

P. Ai, A. A. Danopoulos,* P. Braunstein,* K. Yu. Monakhov, Chem. Commun. 201450, 103–105.




[18]  Anionic N-heterocyclic carbene ligands from mesoionic imidazolium precursors: Remote backbone arylimino substitution directs carbene coordination.

A. A. Danopoulos,* K. Yu. Monakhov, P. Braunstein,* Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 450–455

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[17]  Synthesis and crystal structure of a ''FeBi'' cluster compound with noncovalent low-valent Bi···πArene interactions.

K. Yu. Monakhov,* C. Gourlaouen, T. Zessin, G. Linti, Inorg. Chem. 201352, 6782–6784. 


[16]  Solvent-dependent reversible ligand exchange in nickel complexes of a monosulfide bis(diphenylphosphino)(N-thioether)amine.

A. Ghisolfi, C. Fliedel,* V. Rosa, R. Pattacini, A. Thibon, K. Yu. Monakhov, P. Braunstein,* Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 1795–1805.


[15]  Angular distortions at benzylic carbons due to intramolecular polarization-induced metal–arene interactions: A case study with open-shell chromium(II) NHC complexes.

A. A. Danopoulos,* K. Yu. Monakhov, V. Robert,* P. Braunstein,* R. Pattacini, S. Conde-Guadaño, M. Hanton, R. Tooze, Organometallics 201332, 1842–1850.




[14]  Heptabismuthate [Bi7I24]3–, a main group element Anderson-type structure and its relationships with the polyoxometalates.

K. Yu. Monakhov, C. Gourlaouen, R. Pattacini, P. Braunstein,* Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 1562–1568. 


[13]  On the insertion of ML2 (M = Ni, Pd, Pt; L = PH3) into the E–Bi bond (E = C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb) of a bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane motif: A case for a carbenoid-stabilized Bi(0) species?

K. Yu. Monakhov,* C. Gourlaouen,* Organometallics 201231, 4415−4428

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[12]  Stabilisation of a triply-bridging cyclopentadienyl ligand in a tetrapalladium cluster.

K. Yu. Monakhov, C. Gourlaouen, P. Braunstein,* Chem. Commun. 201248, 8317–8319

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[11]  The solid-state, solution and gas–phase interactions of diphosphane monooxide spacers with heavier group 8,9 transition metals and gallium in novel organometallic assemblies: An experimental and computational study.

K. Yu. Monakhov,* E. V. Grachova,* G. L. Starova, T. Zessin, G. Linti, J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, 714, 22–31 


[10]  Three-coordinate iron(II) N-heterocyclic carbene alkyl complexes.

A. A. Danopoulos,* P. Braunstein,* M. Wesolek, K. Yu. Monakhov, P. Rabu,* V. Robert, Organometallics 2012, 31, 4102–4105.




[9]  Alkali-metal-supported bismuth polyhedra – principles and theoretical studies.

K. Yu. Monakhov, G. Linti,* L. P. Wolters, F. M. Bickelhaupt,* Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 5755–5762. 


[8]  Molecular assemblies based on Cp*BiXunits (X = Cl, Br, I): An experimental and computational study.

K. Yu. Monakhov, T. Zessin, G. Linti,* Organometallics 2011, 30, 2844–2854. 




[7]  Cubane-like bismuth-iron cluster: Synthesis, X-ray crystal structure and theoretical characterization of the [Bi4Fe8(CO)28]4– anion.

K. Yu. Monakhov, T. Zessin, G. Linti,* Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 3212–3219. 


[6]  Reduction vs. metathesis in the reactions of bismuth tribromide with a bulky lithium silanide – An experimental and theoretical study.

K. Yu. Monakhov, T. Zessin, G. Linti,* Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 322–332.




[5]  Synthesis and structure of Tri- and octaindium compounds.

G. Linti,* M. Bühler, K. Yu. Monakhov, T. Zessin, Dalton Trans. 2009, 8071–8078. 


[4]  Theoretical study of structure, bonding, and electronic behavior of low-valent bismuth cyclopentadienyl and pentamethylcyclopentadienyl half-sandwich compounds.

K. Yu. Monakhov, G. Linti,* Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 6986–6996.




[3]  Synthesis and solution behavior of the trinuclear palladium(II) unsaturated carboxylate complexes triangle-Pd3[μ-O2CC(R′)=CHMe]6 (R′ = Me, H): X-ray structure of palladium(II) tiglate (R′ = Me).

T. A. Stromnova,* K. Yu. Monakhov, J. Cámpora, P. Palma, E. Carmona, E. Álvarez, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2007, 360, 4111–4116.


[2]  A quantum-chemical study of donor-acceptor properties of carboxylic acids and their anions and evaluation of the effect of these properties on geometric and spectroscopic parameters of palladium(II) carboxylates.

K. Yu. Monakhov, T. A. Stromnova,* Russ. J. Gen. Chem. 2007, 77, 1896–1903.




[1]  Palladium(I) carbonyl carboxylate clusters cyclo-[Pd2(µ-CO)2(µ-OCOR)2]n (n = 2 or 3): structure and reactivity.

T. A. Stromnova,* O. N. Shishilov, M. V. Dayneko, K. Yu. Monakhov, A. V. Churakov, L. G. Kuz’mina, J. A. K. Howard, J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 691, 3730–3736.



Conference proceedings


[1]  Molecular orbitals for properties and spectroscopies.

V. Robert,* A. Domingo, P. Braunstein, A. A. Danopoulos, K. Yu. Monakhov, AIP Conf. Proc. 20151702, 090037-4.