Vladimir Zhivonitko

Vladimir Zhivonitko

PhD, Docent

Associate Professor
NMR Spectroscopy


Generally, my research is focused on development of new hypersensitive methodologies for charachterization of materials and processes via application of NMR spectroscopy and imaging.

Research interests

  • Development and application of NMR hyperpolarization techniques for materials characterization
  • Characterization of catalytic systems by NMR spectroscopy and imaging

Website of NMR Research Unit

For more information about my research, see the website of NMR Research Unit.

Selected publications

  1. Mankinen, O.; Zhivonitko, V. V.; Selent, A.; Mailhiot, S.; Komulainen, S.; Prisle, N. L.; Ahola, S.; Telkki, V.-V. Ultrafast Diffusion Exchange Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 3251. 10.1038/s41467-020-17079-7
  2. Zhivonitko, V. V.; Bresien, J.; Schulz, A.; Koptyug, I. V. Parahydrogen-induced polarization with a metal-free P–P biradicaloid, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 9, 5890-5893. 10.1039/C8CP07625A
  3. Sorochkina, K.; Zhivonitko, V. V.; Chernichenko, K.; Telkki, V.-V.; Repo, T.; Koptyug, I. V. Spontaneous 15N Nuclear Spin Hyperpolarization in Metal-Free Activation of Parahydrogen by Molecular Tweezers, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2018, 9, 903-907. 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03433
  4. Zhivonitko, V. V.; Sorochkina, K.; Chernichenko, K.; Kótai, B.; Földes, T.; Pápai, I.; Telkki, V.-V.; Repo, T.; Koptyug, I. V., Nuclear spin hyperpolarization with ansa-aminoboranes: a metal-free perspective for parahydrogen-induced polarization, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 27784-27795. 10.1039/C6CP05211H
  5. Zhivonitko, V. V.; Skovpin, I. V.; Crespo-Quesada, M.; Kiwi-Minsker, L.; Koptyug, I. V., Acetylene oligomerization over Pd nanoparticles with controlled shape: a parahydrogen-induced polarization study, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 4945-4953. 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b12391
  6. Zhivonitko, V. V.; Skovpin, I. V.; Koptyug, I. V., Strong 31P nuclear spin hyperpolarization produced via reversible chemical interaction with parahydrogen, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 2506-2509. 10.1039/C4CC08115C
  7. Ahola, S.; Zhivonitko, V. V.; Mankinen, O.; Zhang, G.; Kantola, A. M.; Chen, H.-Y.; Hilty, C.; Koptyug, I. V.; Telkki, V.-V., Ultrafast multidimensional Laplace NMR for a rapid and sensitive chemical analysis, Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 8363. 10.1038/ncomms9363
  8. Zhivonitko, V. V.; Telkki, V.-V.; Chernichenko, K.; Repo, T.; Leskelä, M.; Sumerin, V.; Koptyug, I. V., Tweezers for Parahydrogen: A metal-free probe of nonequilibrium nuclear spin states of H2 molecules, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 598-601. 10.1021/ja410396g
  9. Zhivonitko, V. V.; Kovtunov, K. V.; Chapovsky, P. L.; Koptyug, I. V., Nuclear spin isomers of ethylene: chemical synthesis and application for NMR signal enhancement, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13251-13255. 10.1002/ange.201307389
  10. Zhivonitko, V. V.; Telkki, V.-V.; Koptyug, I. V., Characterization of microfluidic gas reactors using remote-detection MRI and parahydrogen-induced polarization, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8054-8058. 10.1002/anie.201202967