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This is a research group in structural chemistry led by Dr. Yury V. Vishnevsky at Bielefeld University.

We develop experimental and theoretical sides of gas electron diffraction and methods for molecular structure refinement. This includes such aspects as instrumental work in the laboratory, data measurement and processing, scientific software development, quantum-chemical calculations, refinement of molecular parameters. As supplementary information we use data from mass-spectrometry, vibrational and microwave spectroscopy. The primary goal is the determination of accurate and precise structures for inorganic, organic and organometallic compounds. On the basis of this data theoretical approximations are calibrated and structures of other molecules are calculated. Accordingly, our main scientific interests are

  • gas-phase molecular structures

  • molecular spectroscopy

  • gas electron diffraction

  • computational chemistry

Recent results

J. L. Beckmann, Chem. Sci., 14 (2023) 13551

J. L. Beckmann, J. Krieft, Y. V. Vishnevskiy, B. Neumann, H.-G. Stammler, & N. W. Mitzel, Poly-pnictogen bonding: trapping halide ions by a tetradentate antimony(III) Lewis acid. Chem. Sci., 14 (2023) 13551–13559.

J. L. Beckmann, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 62 (2023) e202310439

J. L. Beckmann, J. Krieft, Y. V. Vishnevskiy, B. Neumann, H.-G. Stammler, & N. W. Mitzel, A Bidentate Antimony Pnictogen Bonding Host System. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 62 (2023) e202310439.

Y. V. Vishnevskiy, J. Chem. Phys., 159 (2023) 164307

Y. V. Vishnevskiy, RotGT-2023: A benchmark data set of rotational g tensors. J. Chem. Phys., 159 (2023) 164307.

A. Merschel et al., Chem. Eur. J., 29 (2023) e202301037

A. Merschel, Y. V. Vishnevskiy, B. Neumann, H.-G. Stammler, & R. S. Ghadwal, Highly Soluble Cyclic Organoalanes Based on Anionic Dicarbenes. Chem. Eur. J., 29 (2023) e202301037.

D. S. Tikhonov et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 25 (2023) 18406-18423

D. S. Tikhonov & Y. V. Vishnevskiy, Describing nuclear quantum effects in vibrational properties using molecular dynamics with Wigner sampling. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 25 (2023) 18406–18423.

Y. V. Vishnevskiy et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 25 (2023) 11464-11476

Y. V. Vishnevskiy, A. A. Otlyotov, J.-H. Lamm, H.-G. Stammler, G. V. Girichev, & N. W. Mitzel, Accurate single crystal and gas-phase molecular structures of acenaphthene: a starting point in the search for the longest C–C bond. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 25 (2023) 11464–11476.

Supported by

Uni-Bielfeld, Chemistry department

German Research Foundation

Regionales Rechenzentrum der Universität zu Köln

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation