leksiy ykhailenko

leksiy ykhailenko

Doctorate of Chemical Science

Junior researcher/researcher, Chemistry Department
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Doctorate of Chemical Science
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Masters Degree in Chemistry
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Post-graduate student
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2003 - 2005
Junior Researcher/Researcher
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

PhD in Chemistry
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Associate Professor
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Design host-guest complexes of nanosystems (fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene, silicene) with organic and inorganic ligands

Research Fields:

Previous and Current Research

  • Designing chiral and non-chiral fullerenes and nanotubes
  • Enantiomeric forms formation of closed aromatic surfaces
  • Mathematical methods structure describing nanotubes and nanorings
  • Research in fullerene complexes with calix[n]arenes
  • Research in fullerene complexes with 3d-metal’s salts
  • Research in structure and thermal stability of metal-intercalated double graphene layers
  • Research in structure and thermal stability of metal-intercalated double silicene layers
  • Complexing of metallocenes intercalates with double-walled carbon nanotubes

Complex compounds of various types and nature have been widely applied in many fields of science and technology. Complex aggregates based on nanostructures such as nanotubes and other coordination compounds, for example, metallocenes, have unique properties, since a combination of their individual characteristics provides for further growing interest to the research in chemistry, physics, electronics, medicine, etc.
Unique physical properties of multi-walled nanosystems (especially of grapheme/silicene-based ones) have been the subject of keen interest lately. Their specific energy-band structure with a zero band gap and linear dependency of electron and hole energy spectrum from the wave-vector cause the electric charges to behave like relativist particles with zero effective mass. Anomalous transportation and field effects open a wide prospect of their applying in nanoelectronics. Such nanostructures are assumed to be promising spintronics materials due to the long electron free path, weak spin-orbital interaction and the long spin scattering. What is more, the chemical or physical modification of multi-walled nanosystems enables to reveal their new extraordinary features. Thus, intercalation with atoms (molecules) allows to change the Fermi level position, relative electron and hole concentration, without considerable changes in energy-band structure of source nanomaterials.
On the other hand, unique optical, electrical and magnetic, and also biological behaviour of “guest” component stimulate creation on their base of intercalates with multi-walled systems (huest component), since the ability of these complexes to coordinate with multi-walled systems allows to obtain new materials as effective elements for photo- and magnetosensitive devices, drug delivery, imaging and therapy, as well to use these materials as an antidetonant in motor and aviation fuels.

Future Projects and Goals

Our group is interested in synthesising and investigating of novel functional materials with especially valuable physical and chemical properties that are based on complexes of nanosystems with organic and inorganic ligands to create new solutions in electronics, engineering hard materials, aircraft industry, pharmacology, medicine, etc.

Methodological and Technical Expertise

  • Chemical modeling of nanosystems
  • Synthesis of nanosystems
  • All experimental approaches for characterization of nanosystems: NMR-spectrometry, IR-spectrometry, UV-VIS investigation, chromatography, scanning tunneling microscopy, potentiometric titration, etc.

Fig 1. C60 in solution

Fig 2. Different carbon nanotubes

Fig 3. Zip-mechanism of nanotube formation

Fig 4. (a) The typical structure of a touch sensor in a touch panel. (Image courtesy of Synaptics, Incorporated.) (b) An actual example of 2D Carbon Graphene Material Co., Ltd's graphene transparent conductor-based touchscreen applied in (c) a commercial smartphone.

Fig 5. STM-image of the first and second layers of silicene grown on a thin silver film

Selected Publications

O. Mykhailenko, D. Matsui, Yu. Prylutskyy, F. Normand, P. Eklund, P. Scharff
Monte Carlo Simulation of Intercalated Carbon Nanotubes
J. Molecular Modeling., 2007, V 13, 1, . 283.

O.V. Mykhailenko, Yu.I. Prylutskyy, D.Matsui, Y.M.Strzhemechny, F. Le Normand, U.Ritter, and P.Scharff
Structure and Thermal Stability of Co- and Fe-Intercalated Double Graphene Layers
Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2010, Vol. 7, 6, . 1.

O. Mykhailenko, Yu.Prylutskyy, L.Kondratenko
Structure and Thermal Stability of N-Doped Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Metallofiz. Noveishie Technol, 2010, V.32, 11, P. 1477.

.V. ykhailenko, Y.I. Prylutskyy, .V. Komarov, .V. Strungar, N.G. Tsierkezos.
"Gast-Wirt" Interkalat von doppelwandigen Kohlenstoff-Nanoröhren mit Tricarbonyl (cyclopentadienyl) mangan
Mat.wiss. u. Werkstofftech, 2016, V. 47, 1, P. 203.

.V. ykhailenko, Y.I. Prylutskyy, .V. Komarov, .V. Strungar.
Thermodynamic Complexing of Monocyclopentadienylferrum (II) Intercalates with Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Nanoscale Research Letters, 2016, Vol.11, 128, P. 1351.