Alexander Witt

Alexander Witt, Dipl.-Chem.

  • Job title: PhD student
  • Organization: Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Working group: Inorganic and General Chemistry
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28320
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  • Address:
    Egerlandstr. 1
    91058 Erlangen
    Room A00.42 / A00.46

Curriculum Vitae

2010: Diploma work, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, with Dr. Marat Khusniyarov and Prof. Karsten Meyer
Thesis: “Molecular Magnetic Switches Based on Iron Complexes with Photoactive Ligands”

Since 09/2011: PhD student at FAU
Topic: “Photomagnetic molecular switches based on valence-tautomeric complexes”


Cooperative reduction by Ln2+ and Cp*– ions: synthesis and properties of Sm, Eu, and Yb complexes with 3,6-di-tert-butyl-o-benzoquinone.
N. A. Pushkarevsky,* M. A. Ogienko, A. I. Smolentsev, I. N. Novozhilov, A. Witt, M. M. Khusniyarov, V. K. Cherkasov, S. N. Konchenko, Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 1269–1278. link

Reversible Photoswitching of a Spin-Crossover Molecular Complex in the Solid State at Room Temperature.
B. Rösner, M. Milek, A. Witt, B. Gobaut, P. Torelli, R. H. Fink,* M. M. Khusniyarov,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 12976–12980. link

Bidirectional Photoswitching of Magnetic Properties at Room Temperature: Ligand-Driven Light-Induced Valence Tautomerism.
A. Witt, F. W. Heinemann, M. M. Khusniyarov,* Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 4599–4609. link

Modulation of Magnetic Properties at Room Temperature: Coordination-Induced Valence Tautomerism in a Cobalt Dioxolene Complex.
A. Witt, F. W. Heinemann, S. Sproules, M. M. Khusniyarov,* Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 11149–11162. link

Tetraanionic N2O2-Coordinating Ligands as Potential Building Blocks for Supramolecular Magnetic Networks.
M. Milek, A. Witt, C. Streb, F. W. Heinemann, M. M. Khusniyarov,* Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 5237–5241. link