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David Hunger

Doctoral Researcher
van Slageren Group


Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 8.308


Quinone-based single-molecule magnets

This project aims at the investigation of mono and polynuclear quinone-based transition metal complexes with respect to their possible applications as single-molecule magnets. For this purpose, various state-of-the-art analytical methods like high-frequency paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR), magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) or SQUID magnetometry are used.


J. Du, D. Hunger, J.A. Seed, J.D. Cryer, D.M. King, A.J. Wooles, J. van Slageren, S.T. Liddle
Dipnictogen f‑Element Chemistry: A Diphosphorus Uranium Complex
J. Am. Chem. Soc., , DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c02482 (2021).
M. Winkler, M. Schnierle, F. Ehrlich, K.-I. Mehnert, D. Hunger, A.M. Sheveleva, L. Burkhardt, M. Bauer, F. Tuna, M.R. Ringenberg, J. van Slageren
Electronic Structure of a Diiron Complex: A Multitechnique Experimental Study of [(dppf)Fe(CO)3]+/0
Inorg. Chem., 60, 2856-2865 (2021)

L.R. Thomas-Hargreaves, D. Hunger, M. Kern, A.J. Wooles, J. van Slageren, N.F. Chilton, S.T. Liddle
Insights into D4h@metal-symmetry single-molecule magnetism: the case of a dysprosium-bis(boryloxide) complex
Chem. Commun., 57, 733-736 (2021)
S. Lenz, D. Hunger, J. van Slageren,
Strong coupling between resonators and spin ensembles in the presence of exchange couplings
Chem. Commun., DOI:10.1039/D0CC04841K (2020)

J. Sun, J. Abbenseth, H. Verplancke, M. Diefenbach, B. de Bruin, D. Hunger, C. Würtele, J. van Slageren, M.C. Holthausen, S. Schneider,
A platinum(II) metallonitrene with a triplet ground state
Nature Chem., 12, 1054 - 1059 (2020).

P.M. Becker, C. Förster, L.M. Carrella, P. Boden, D. Hunger, J. van Slageren, M. Gerhards, E. Rentschler, K. Heinze
Spin Crossover and Long-lived Excited States in a Reduced Molecular Ruby 
Chem. Eur. J. , DOI: 10.1002 / chem.202001237 (2020).
2019 - present PhD Thesis
2018 Master's Thesis: EPR Investigations in the Strong Coupling Regime
2016 - 2018 Master student (chemistry) at the University of Stuttgart
2016 Bachelor's Thesis: Magnetic and spectroscopic investigations of tetrahedrally coordinated transition metal complexes
2013 - 2016 Bachelor student (chemistry) at the University of Stuttgart
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