Department of Chemistry

Dr. Jani O. Moilanen

Jani O. Moilanen

Jani hails from Kontiolahti, North Karelia. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2012 (inorganic chemistry) at the University of Jyväskylä. Jani's Ph.D. project involved computational and experimental investigations of unconventional main group compounds, including radicals and diradicals. After completing his doctoral degree, Jani was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Richard Layfield at the University of Manchester where he conducted multiple research projects related to organometallic chemistry and molecular magnetism. Currently he is affiliated with the group as an Academy of Finland self-funded Postdoctoral Researcher conducting experimental and computational research on metal-radical complexes and their magnetic properties, in particular, single molecule magnet behaviour.

Recent publications:

  • Portalone, G.; Moilanen, J. O.; Tuononen, H. M.; Rissanen, K. Role of Weak Hydrogen Bonds and Halogen Bonds in 5‑Halo-1,3-dimethyluracils and Their Cocrystals – A Combined Experimental and Computational Study, Cryst. Growth Des. 2016, 16 (5), 2631−2639. (DOI)
  • Moilanen, J. O.; Chilton, N. F.; Day, B. M.; Pugh, T.; Layfield, R. A. Strong Exchange Coupling in a Trimetallic Radical-Bridged Cobalt(II)-Hexaazatrinaphthylene Complex, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655 (18), 5521–5525. (DOI
  • Vasko, P.; Kinnunen, V.; Moilanen, J. O.; Roemmele, T. L.; Boeré, R. T.; Konu, J.; Tuononen, H. M. Group 13 complexes of dipyridylmethane, a forgotten ligand in coordination chemistry, Dalton. Trans. 201544 (41), 18247–18259. (DOI)
  • Moilanen, J. O.; Day, B. M.; Pugh, T.; Layfield, R. A. Open-shell doublet character in a hexaazatrinaphthylene trianion complex, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51 (57), 11478–11481. (DOI
  • Murphy, L. J.; Robertson, K. N.; Harroun, S. G.; Brosseau, C. L.; Werner-Zwanziger, U.; Moilanen, J.; Tuononen, H. M.; Clyburne, J. A. C. A Simple Complex on the Verge of Breakdown: Isolation of the Elusive Cyanoformate Ion, Science 2014, 344 (6179), 75–78. (DOI)

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