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Sergei Voitekhovich


Leading Researcher
PhD (Chemistry)

Department: Laboratory for chemistry of condensed systems
Phone: +375 (17) 209-51-98




h-index (scopus) 18

h-index (Web of Science) 18

h-index (РИНЦ19

h-index (Google scholar) 21

Subject and Class of Degrees

  • 2002 – Ph.D., Thesis "Regioselective Synthesis and Properties of 1,3- and 1,4-SubstitutedTetrazolium Salts" (Organic Chemistry), Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, 2002;
  • 1996–1999 – PhD Student, Chemistry Department of Belarusian State University;
  • 1996– B.Sc., Diploma in Chemistry, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus.


Since 1999 (with breaks) work in the Laboratory for chemistry of condensed systems, Research Institute for Physical Chemical Problems of the BSU as Junior researcher (1999–2001), Researcher (2001–2004), Senior researcher (2004–2012) and Leading researcher (since 2012);
2006-2007 Postdoctoralfellow, Prof. Horst Weller Group, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Current research activity

Chemistry of azoles (triazoles, tetrazoles) and their coordination compounds.
Synthesis and chemistry of nanocrystals stabilized with organic ligands.
Main achivements

1994 –  Student Fellowship from International Science Foundation.
2003 –  Honor Diploma of Belarusian State University.
2005/2007/2009/2014 – Fellowships from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
2008  – ASC Erasmus Mundus Grantprovided by European Commission.
2012/2013 – Grants from European Science Foundation.
List of Selected Publications:

  1. Grigoriev Y.V., Voitekhovich S.V., Karavai V.P., Ivashkevich O.A.Synthesis of tetrazole and its derivatives by heterocyclisation of primary amines, orthoesters and azides // Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, 2017, Vol. 53, No. 6/7.
  2. Voitekhovich S.V., Lesnyak V., Gaponik N., Eychmüller A.Tetrazoles: Unique Capping Ligands and Precursors for Nanostructured Materials // Small, 2015, Vol. 11, pp. 5728–5739.
  3. Voitekhovich S.V., Ivashkevich O.A., Gaponik P.N.Synthesis,properties,andstructureoftetrazoles:Certainachievementsandprospects // Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2013, Vol. 49, pp.635–654.
  4. Gaponik P.N., Voitekhovich S.V., Ivashkevich O.A.Metal Derivatives of Tetrazoles // Russian Chemical Reviews, 2006, Vol. 75, No. 6, pp.507–539.
  5. Voitekhovich S.V., Gaponik P.N., Koldobskii G.I.Organometallic Tetrazole Derivatives: Preparation and Application to Organic Synthesis // Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2005, Vol. 41, pp. 1565–1582.
  6. Voitekhovich S.V., Gaponik P.N., Ivashkevich O.A.1,3- and 1,4-Substituted Tetrazolium Salts // Russian Chemical Reviews, 2002, Vol. 71, No. 9. pp. 721–739.


  1. Budevich V.A., Voitekhovich S.V., Zuraev A.V., Matulis Vad.E., Matulis Vit.E., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Ivashkevich O.A. Mesoionic tetrazolium-5-aminides: synthesis, molecular and crystal structures, UV–vis spectra, and DFT calculations // Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2021. Vol. 17. P. 385–395.
  2. Voitekhovich S.V., Grigoriev Y.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Klose J., Kersting В., Ivashkevich O.A. Polymeric chain complexes of copper(II) chloride with 1,5-disubstituted tetrazoles: Structure and magnetic properties // Polyhedron. 2021. Vol. 194. Article 114907.
  3. Voitekhovich S.V., Grigoriev Y.V., Lyakhov A.S., Matulis V.E., Ivashkevich L.S., Bogomyakov A. S., Lavrenova L.G., Ivashkevich O.A. 1-(1,2,4-Triazol-3-yl)-1H-tetrazoles and their complexation with copper(II) chloride // Polyhedron. 2020. Vol. 176. Article 114299.
  4. Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Ivashkevich O.A. Copper-assisted desulfurization of 1-R-tetrazole-5-thiols under complexation // Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 2020. Vol. 114. Article 107827.
  5. Voitekhovich S.V, Lyakhov A.S., Shiman D.I., Grigoriev Y.V., Ivashkevich L.S., Klose J., Kersting В., Ivashkevich O.A. 1,3-Bis(1-methyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)propane and its coordination polymers with Cu2Cl4 and Cu3Cl6 units // Polyhedron. 2020. Vol. 190. Article 114793.
  6. Voitekhovich S.V, Degtyarik M.M., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Klose J., Kersting В., Ivashkevich O.A.  Halido-bridged copper(II) complexes with 1-tert-butyl-1H-tetrazole: crystal structure and magnetic properties // Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. 2020. Vol. 646. P. 1331–1335.
  7. Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Matulis V.E., Ivashkevich L.S., Ivashkevich O.A. Substituent-dependent coordination modes of 1-methyl-5-R-tetrazoles // Polyhedron. 2019. Vol. 162. P. 100–110.
  8. Voitekhovich S.V., Grigoriev Y.V., Lyakhov A.S., Matulis V.E., Ivashkevich L.S., Ivashkevich O.A. 2-(1H-Tetrazol-1-yl)thiazole: complexation and copper-assisted tetrazole ring transformation // Polyhedron. 2019. Vol. 171. P. 423–432.
  9. Grigorieva I.M., Serebrynskaya T.V., Grigoriev Y.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Bogomyakov A.S., Lavrenova L.G., Voitekhovich S.V., Ivashkevich O.A. Transition metal chelate complexes with tetrazole derived Mannich base: Metal dependent architecture and properties // Polyhedron. 2018. Vol. 151. P. 74–81.
  10. Samovich S.N., Sverdlov R.L., Voitekhovich S.V., Grigoriev Y.V., Ivashkevich O.A., Shadyro O.I. Effects of quinones and azoles on radiation-induced processes involving hydroxyl-containing carbon-centered radicals // Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 2018. Vol. 144. P. 308–316.
  11. Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Schmorl S., Kersting B. Ivashkevich O.A. The first characterized coordination compounds of macrocyclic ligands including incorporated tetrazole rings // Crystal Growth & Design. 2017. Vol. 17. Р. 1796–1805.
  12. Guhrenz C., Wolf A., Adam M., Sonntag L., Voitekhovich S. V., Kaskel S., Gaponik N., Eychmüller A. Tetrazole-stabilized gold nanoparticles for catalytic applications // Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie. 2017. Vol. 231. Р. 51–62.
  13. Voitekhovich S.V., Wolf A., Guhrenz C., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Adam M., Gaponik N., Kaskel S., Eychmüller A. 5-(2-Mercaptoethyl)-1H-tetrazole: facile synthesis and application for preparation of water soluble nanocrystals and their gels // Chemistry – a European Journal. 2016. Vol. 22. Р. 14746–14752.
  14. Voitekhovich S.V., Grigoriev Y.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Ivashkevich O.A. The first organocopper tetrazole derivative: synthesis and characterization // Dalton Transactions. 2016. Vol. 45. Р. 13406–13414.
  15. Rengers C., Voitekhovich S.V., Kittler S., Wolf A., Adam M., Gaponik N., Kaskel S., Eychmüller A. 3D assembly of silica encapsulated semiconductor nanocrystals // Nanoscale. 2015. Vol. 7, Р. 12713–12721.
  16. Degtyarik M.М., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Matulis V.E., Matulis V.E., Gruschinski S., Voitekhovich S.V., Kersting B., Ivashkevich O.A. Copper(II) tetrafluoroborate complexes with the N3,N4-bridging coordination of 1-(tert-butyl)-1H-tetrazole: synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties // Dalton Transactions. 2015. Vol. 44. Р. 18518–18526.
  17. Golecki M., Beyer N., Steinfeld G., Lozan V., Voitekhovich S., Sehabi M., Möllmer J., Krüger H.-J., Kersting B. Adsorption of I2 by macrocyclic polyazadithiophenolato complexes mediated by charge-transfer interactions // Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2014. Vol. 53. Р.9949–9952.
  18. Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Schleife F., Schnorr R., Kersting B., Gaponik P.N. Synthesis and characterization of 5-amino-1,3-di-tert-butyl-2H-tetrazol-1-ium bis[di-μ-chlorido-bis[dichloridocuprate(II)]] //  Inorganica Chimica Acta. 2014. Vol. 419, Р. 124–129.
  19. Mosalkova A.P., Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Lach J., Kersting B., Gaponik P.N., Ivashkevich O.A. 2-tert-Butyl-5-(2-pyridyl)-2H-tetrazole as chelating ligand in direct synthesis of novel Cu(II) and heterobimetallic Cu(II)/Mn(II) complexes // Dalton Transactions. 2013. Vol. 42. Р. 2985–2997.
  20. Lach J., Mosalkova A.P., Voitekhovich S.V., Gaponik P.N., Kersting B. Tetranuclear complexes composed of dinickel(II) macrocyclic fragments bridged by 5,5’-(1,3-phenylene)bis-1H-tetrazolato and N,N-bis(tetrazol-5-ato)amine coligands: synthesis, structures and magnetic properties // Polyhedron. 2013. Vol. 49.Р. 183–189.
  21. Filippova J.V., Sukhanova A.G., Voitekhovich S.V., Matulis V.E., Sukhanov G.T., Grigoriev Y.V., Ivashkevich O.A. Acid сatalyzed tert-butylation and tritylation of 4-nitro-1,2,3-triazole. Selective synthesis of 1-methyl-5-nitro-1,2,3-triazole via 1-tert-butyl-4-nitro-1,2,3-triazole // Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry. 2012. Vol. 45.Р. 965–968.
  22. Voitekhovich S.V., Filippova J.V., Sukhanova A.G., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Sukhanov G.T., Grigoriev Y.V. Selective complexation of 1-Ethyl-5-nitro-1,2,3-triazole (entz) with copper(II) salts: preparation and characterization of [Cu(entz)2Cl2] and [Cu(entz)4(H2O)2](ClO4)2 // Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 2012. Vol. 24. Р. 77–80.
  23. Degtyarik M.M., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Voitekhovich S.V., Sukhanov G.T., Grigoriev Y.V. 1-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-3-nitro-1,2,4-triazole and its complexes with copper(II) chloride and copper(II) perchlorate // Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. 2012. Vol. 638. Р. 950–956.
  24. Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Matulis V.E., Grigoriev Y.V., Gaponik P.N., Ivashkevich O.A. Regioselective alkylation of amino- and mercapto-1,2,4-triazoles with t-BuOH-HClO4 // Tetrahedron. 2012. Vol. 68. Р. 4962–4966.
  25. Mosalkova A.P., Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Gaponik P.N., Ivashkevich O.A. Direct synthesis and characterization of a new copper(II) and zinc(II) 5-R-tetrazolato complexes [R = Me, Ph, 4-Py] with Ethylenediamine and DMSO as Coligands // Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie. 2012. Vol. 638. Р. 103–110.
  26. Voitekhovich S.V., Lyakhov A.S., Ivashkevich L.S., Gaponik P.N. Acid-mediated cycloalkylation of C-aminoazoles with 2,5-dimethylhexane-2,5-diol // Tetrahedron Letters. 2012. Vol. 53. Р. 419–421.
  27. Nichick M.N., Voitekhovich S.V., Lesnyak V., Matulis V.E., Zheldakova R.A., Lesnikovich A.I., Ivashkevich O.A. 1-Substituted tetrazole-5-thiol-capped noble metal nanoparticles // Journal of  Physical Chemistry C. 2011. Vol. 115. Р. 16928–16933.
  28. Lesnyak V., Wolf A., Dubavik A., Borchardt L., Voitekhovich S.V., Gaponik N., Kaskel S., Eychmüller A. 3D Assembly of semiconductor and metal nanocrystals: hybrid CdTe/Au structures with controlled content // Journal of American Chemical Society. 2011. Vol. 133. Р. 13413–13420.
  29. Voitekhovich S.V., Syre R., Lach J., Matulis V.E., Gaponik P.N., Ivashkevich O.A., Kersting B. A Novel N(3),N(4)-bridging coordination mode of 1-R-Tetrazole-5-thiolates – synthesis, X-ray diffraction, magnetic properties and quantum-chemical study of a macrocyclic dinickel complex coligated by 1-methyltetrazole-5-thiolate // European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 2010. Р. 5387–5393.
  30. Lesnyak V., Voitekhovich S.V., Gaponik P.N., Gaponik N., Eychmüller A. CdTe Nanocrystals capped with a tetrazolyl analogue of thioglycolic acid: aqueous synthesis, characterization, and metal-assisted assembly // ACS Nano. 2010. Vol. 4. P. 4090–4096.