Department of Chemistry

Dr. Mikko M. Hänninen

Mikko M. HänninenMikko obtained his Ph.D. in 2013 (inorganic chemistry) at the University of Jyväskylä. His thesis work revolved around transition metal complexes employing polydentate amino- and amidophenolate ligands, their structures, reactivity, coordination chemistry and magnetic properties. After completing all degree requirements with the best possible grade, Mikko enjoyed postdoctoral stays with Prof. Paul Hayes at the University of Lethbridge and Prof. Richard Layfield at the University of Manchester. Currently, Mikko is affiliated with the group as an Academy of Finland self-funded Postdoctoral Researcher conducting experimental and computational investigations of small molecule activation by 3d-metals.

Recent publications:

  • Hänninen, M. M.; Zamora, M. T.; Hayes, P. G., Rare Earth Pincer Complexes: Synthesis, Reaction Chemistry, and Catalysis in The Privileged Pincer-Metal Platform: Coordination Chemistry & Applications, Volume 54 of the series Topics in Organometallic Chemistry, van Koten, G.; Gossage, R. A. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing: Switzerland, 2016, pp. 93–177. (DOI)
  • Hänninen, M. M.; Pal, K.; Day, B. M.; Pugh, T.; Layfield, R. A. A three-coordinate iron-silylene complex stabilized by ligand–ligand dispersion forces, Dalton Trans. 2016, 45 (28), 11301–11305. (DOI)
  • Hänninen, M. M.; Välivaara, J.; Cano, J.; Sillanpää, R.; Colacio, E. Experimental and Computational Study of Unique Tetranuclear µ3-Chloride and µ-Phenoxo/Chloro-Bridged Defective Dicubane Cobalt(II) Clusters, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, (8), 1192–1199. (DOI
  • Hänninen, M. M.; Zamora, M. T.; MacNeil, C. S.; Knott, J. P.; Hayes, P. G. Elucidation of the resting state of a rhodium NNN-pincer hydrogenation catalyst that features a remarkably upfield hydride 1H NMR chemical shift, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52 (3), 586–589. (DOI)
  • Zamora, M. T.; Zahir, S. M.; Johnson, K. R. D; Barnson, C. J.; Wheaton, C. A.; Hänninen, M. M.; Hayes, P. G. Synthesis of Sterically Demanding Bis(phosphinimine) Dibenzofuran Ligands and Subsequent Zinc Metalation, Aust. J. Chem. 2015, 68 (3), 373–384. (DOI)

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