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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.


D. Hunger, S. Suhr, V. Bayer, U. Albold, W. Frey, B. Sarkar, J. van Slageren 
Precursor molecules for 1,2-diamidobenzene containing cobalt(II), nickel(II) and zinc(II) complexes – Synthesis and magnetic properties
Dalton Trans., (2024).

S. Suhr, D. Hunger, R.R.M. Walter, A. Köhn, J. van Slageren, B. Sarkar 
Air-Stable Dinuclear Complexes of Four-Coordinate Zn(II) and Ni(II) Ions with a Radical Bridge: A Detailed Look at Redox Activity and Antiferromagnetic Coupling
Inorg. Chem., (2024).

W. R. Kitzmann, D. Hunger, A. M. Reponen, C. Förster, R. Schoch, M. Bauer, S. Feldmann, J. van Slageren, K. Heinze*
Electronic Structure and Excited-State Dynamics of the NIR-II Emissive Molybdenum(III) Analogue to the Molecular Ruby
Inorg. Chem., (2023).

M. Nößler, R. Jäger, D. Hunger, M. Reimann, T. Bens, N.I. Neuman, A. Singha Hazari, M. Kaupp, J. van Slageren*, B. Sarkar*
Electrochemistry and Spin-Crossover Behavior of Fluorinated Terpyridine-Based Co(II) and Fe(II) Complexes
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202300091 (2023)
M. Dorn, D. Hunger, C. Förster, R. Naumann, J. van Slageren*, K. Heinze*
Towards Luminescent Vanadium(II) Complexes with Slow Magnetic Relaxation and Quantum Coherence
Chem. Eur. J., DOI:10.1002/chem.202202898 (2022)
S. Chandra, A. Singha Hazari, Q. Song, D. Hunger, N.I. Neuman, J. van Slageren*, E. Klemm*, B Sarkar*
Remarkable Enhancement of Catalytic Activity of Cu-Complexes in the Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) by Using Triply-Fused Porphyrin
ChemSusChem, DOI:10.1002/cssc.202201146 (2022)
M. Nößler, D. Hunger, N.I. Neuman, M. Reimann, F. Reichert, M. Winkler, J. Klein, T. Bens, L. Suntrup, S. Demeshko, J. Stubbe, M. Kaupp, J. van Slageren, B. Sarkar
Fluorinated click-derived tripodal ligands drive spin crossover in both iron(II) and cobalt(II) complexes
Dalton Trans.51, 10507 - 10517 (2022)
P.S. Ferreira, A.C. Cerdeira, T.F.C. Cruz, N.A.G. Bandeira, D. Hunger, A. Allgaier, J. van Slageren, M. Almeida, L.C.J. Pereira, P.T. Gomes
Single-Ion Magnet behavior in homoleptic Co(II) complexes bearing 2-iminopyrrolyl ligands
Inorg. Chem. Front.9, 4302 – 4319 (2022)
B. Wittwer, N. Dickmann, S. Berg, D. Leitner, L. Tesi, D. Hunger, R. Gratzl, J. van Slageren, N.I. Neuman, D. Munz, S. Hohloch
A Mesoionic Carbene Complex of Manganese in Five Oxidation States
Chem. Commun.58, 6096 - 6099 (2022)
M. Nößler, D. Hunger, F. Reichert, M. Winkler, M. Reimann, J. Klein, S. Suhr, L. Suntrup, J. Beerhues, M. Kaupp, J. van Slageren, B. Sarkar
Spin-state control of cobalt(II) and iron(II) complexes with click-derived tripodal ligands through non-covalent and fluorine-specific interactions
Dalton Trans.50, 18097 - 18106 (2021)
J.T. Boronski, J.A. Seed, D. Hunger, A.W. Woodward, J. van Slageren, A.J. Wooles, L.S. Natrajan, N. Kaltsoyannis, S.T. Liddle
A Crystalline Tri-Thorium Cluster with Sigma-Aromatic Metal-Metal Bonding
Nature598, 72 - 75 (2021)
S. Lenz, D. König, D. Hunger, J. van Slageren
Room-temperature quantum memories based on molecular electron spin ensembles
Adv. Mater.33, 2101673 (2021)
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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