Anton Nizovtsev

Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Anton Nizovtsev was awarded his MSc degree in Chemistry (2009) from Novosibirsk State University and PhD degree in Chemistry (2014) from Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (NIIC SB RAS), Russia. After postdoctoral training at NIIC SB RAS and research visits to Utah State University and the University of Nottingham, Anton joined the group of Prof. Elena Besley as a postdoctoral researcher (March 2017-Present).

Current Research Project

Computational modelling of optical properties of two-dimensional supramolecular networks on insulators.

Research Interests

  • Chemistry and physics of surfaces
  • Chemical bonding
  • Reaction mechanisms

Selected Publications

  1. Structural flexibility of DABCO. Ab initio and DFT benchmark study.
    Nizovtsev, A. S., Ryzhikov, M. R., Kozlova, S. G.
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 667, 87-90 (2017).
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  3. Search for aromatic anions in the P2E3- (E=N, P, As, Sb, Bi) series.
    Nizovtsev, A. S.
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 16084-16087 (2016).
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  5. Synthesis and structural characterization of magnesium-substituted polystibides [(LMg)4Sb8].
    Ganesamoorthy, C., Wölper, C., Nizovtsev, A. S., Schulz, S.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 4204-4209 (2016).
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  7. Li4E8 (E=P, As, Sb, Bi) clusters: The quest for realgar-type [E8]4- Zintl anions.
    Nizovtsev, A. S., Ivanov, A. S., Boldyrev, A. I., Konchenko, S. N.
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 35, 5801-5807 (2015).
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  9. Electronic rearrangements during the inversion of lead phthalocyanine.
    Nizovtsev, A. S., Kozlova, S. G.
    J. Phys. Chem. A. 117, 481-488 (2013).
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