Department of Chemistry

Dr. Mikko M. Hänninen

Mikko M. Hänninen

Mikko 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 honours, Mikko enjoyed postdoctoral stays with Prof. Paul Hayes at the University of Lethbridge and Prof. Richard Layfield at the University of Manchester. He then returned to the University of Jyväskylä and was affiliated with the group as an Academy of Finland self-funded Postdoctoral Researcher for three years, conducting experimental and computational investigations of small molecule activation by 3d-metals. He is currently doing postdoctoral research on another Academy of Finland funded project. 

Recent publications:

  • Knott, J. P.; Hänninen, M. M.; Rautiainen, J. M.; Tuononen, H. M.; Hayes, P. G. Insights into the decomposition pathway of a lutetium alkylamido complex via intramolecular C–H bond activationJ. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 845135143. (DOI)
  • Ligny, R.; Hänninen, M. M.; Guillaume, S. M.; Carpentier, J.-FHighly Syndiotactic or Isotactic Polyhydroxyalkanoates by Ligand-Controlled Yttrium-Catalyzed Stereoselective Ring-Opening Polymerization of Functional Racemic β-Lactones, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56 (35), 1038810393. (DOI)
  • Hänninen, M. M.; Baldansuren, A.; Pugh, T. Structural and electronic elucidation of a N-heterocyclic silylene vanadocene adduct, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46 (30), 97409744. (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.; 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)

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