CV | Ivan Šalitroš

Artur Solodovnyk  

  Ivan Šalitroš
    Assoc. prof., Ph.D.
    MOTeS Senior Researcher



University education, 2001-2006 - Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava, Slovakia 

2004 – Bachelor’s degree (Inorganic chemistry) 

2006 – Dipl. Ing. Degree (Physical chemistry) 

Diploma thesis: Iron and nickel complexes with Schiff bases and their magnetic properties (supervisor prof. Roman Boča)

Ph.D. study, 2006-2010 Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany 

PhD topic: Magnetism of polynuclear complexes, Supervisors:  Prof. Roman Boča (Bratislava, Slovakia), Prof. Mario Ruben (Karlsruhe, Germany)  


Junior researcher 03/2010-05/2017: Department of inorganic chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology Slovak University of Technology Bratislava, Slovakia

Habilitation in Inorganic Chemistry:Habilitation Thesis (2017):Novel Coordination Materials with Thermal and Magnetic Bistability, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology Slovak University of Technology Bratislava Slovakia 

Associate professor 01.06.2017 : Department of inorganic chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia


07/2010-10/2010, 4 months scientific stipendium at Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany 

07/2011-10/2011, 4 months DAAD scholarship at Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany 

02/2012-07/2012, OeAD scholarship Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, TU Vienna, Austria 

09/2012-02/2014 post-dock position at Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany



Slovak, Czech (mother tongue) 

English (understanding C1; speaking C1; writing C1)

German (A1)


  • I lead Laboratory of Coordination Synthesis at Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava (2 post-docks, 1 Ph.D. student, 3 diploma students)
  • I supervised 1Ph.D. student, 3 diploma students (Ing. degree) and 11 bachelor students (Bc. degree) and all of them successfully defended their theses. 

Principal investigator of grants:

  • Molecular magnetism based on coordination compounds, 2014-2017

Research Grant Agency of Slovak Ministry of Education

Total budged 88 701,- euro

  • Novel coordination compounds and materials with tunable magnetic activity, 2018-2021

Research Grant Agency of Slovak Ministry of Education

Total budged 117 140,- euro

  • Magnetocaloric effect in quantum and nanoscopic systems, 2015-2019

The Slovak Research and Development Agency

Total budged 25 000,- euro


multistep organic and inorganic laboratory synthesis and separations: 

  • Organic synthesis of heterocyclic (N, O) polydentate ligands
  • Pd-catalysed C-C coupling synthesis
  • Organic chemistry of acetylenes
  • Synthesis of photoisomerisable organic ligands
  • Synthesis of advanced inorganic substances
  • Synthesis and crystallization of coordination and organometallic compounds
  • Miscellaneous purification approaches – crystallization, sublimation, preparative column chromatography (silica, alumina, cellulose, RP, gels…)

Spectroscopic characterization of coordination compounds:

  • measurements and interpretation of FT- IR (middle, far and near IR region; temperature dependent measurements as well) and UV/VIS, spectroscopy, elemental analysis  
  • MALDI ToF MS (Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of fly mass spectroscopy) – measurements and interpretation 
  • ESI ToF MS (electron spray ionization time of fly mass spectroscopy) – measurements and interpretation 
  • 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy in solutions– measurements and interpretation 
  • single-crystals and powder X-ray diffraction analysis (basic experiences) 
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy (basic experiences)

Magnetic properties investigations:

  • Measurements on QD MPMS SQUID XL7 and 3 generations of magnetometers
  • Temperature and field dependent measurements at static magnetic field (time, temperature and field dependency, FC/ZFC, field and thermal hystereses) 
  • High temperature (>400 K) measurements with oven QD MPMS setup 
  • Photomagnetic experiments with QD MPMS fiber optic sample holders (NIR-VIS-UV)
  • AC susceptibility measurements  


  • General and inorganic chemistry (lecture, seminars)
  • Coordination chemistry (lecture, seminars)
  • Inorganic chemistry laboratory practicum 
  • Coordination chemistry laboratory practicum 

Reviewing Activity:

Since 2011: reviewer for RSC journals (Dalton Transactions, CrystEngComm, Chemical Communications), ACS journals (Inorganic Chemistry, Crystal Growth&Design), Elsevier journals (Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Polyhedron).


1. M.Cavallini, M.; Bergenti, I.; Milita, S.; Ruani, R.; Šalitroš, I.; Qu, Z-R; Chandrasekar, R.; Ruben, M.:

Micro- and Nanopatterning of Spin-Transition Compounds into Logical Structures, Angew. Chem.Int. Ed. 47 (2008), 8596 –8600.
IF2007 = 130 cit. (02/2018)

2 Boča, R., Šalitroš, I. (40 %):
Photoswitching of a heptanuclear Fe-II-Fe-III complex - A case of multifunctional magnetic materials
Chem.Papers 62(6) (2008), 575-579.
IF2007= 0,367 2 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.2478/s11696-008-0078-z

Madhu, N. T.; Šalitroš, I.; Schramm, F.; Klyatskaya, S.; Fuhr, O.; Ruben, M.:
Above RoomTemperature Spin Transition in a Series of Iron(II) Bis(pyrazolyl)pyridine Compounds,
Comptes Rendus Chimie 11 (2008), 1166-1174.
IF2007= 1,305 21 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2008.06.015

Šalitroš, I.; Madhu, N.T.; Boča, R.; Pavlik, J.; Ruben, M.: Room-temperature spin-transition iron compounds,Monatsh. Chem. 140 (2009), 695–733.
IF2008= 1,426 98 cit. (02/2018)DOI: 10.1007/s00706-009-0128-4

Šalitroš, I.; Boča, R.; Dlháň, Ľ.; Gembický, M.; Kožíšek, J.; Linares, J.; Moncoľ, J.; Nemec, I.; Perašínová, L.; Renz, F.; Svoboda, I.; Fuess H.:
Unconventional Spin Crossover in Dinuclear and TrinuclearIron(III) Complexes with Cyanido and Metallacyanido Bridges,

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., (2009), 3141–3154
IF2008= 2,694 17 cit. (02/2018)DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200900169

Boča, R.; Nemec, I.; Šalitroš, I.; Pavlik, J.; Herchel, R.; Renz, F.:
Interplay between Spin Crossover and Exchange Interaction in Iron(III) ComplexesPure Appl. Chem.81 (2009), 1357–1383,
IF2008= 2,237 16 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1351/PAC-CON-08-07-20

Šalitroš, I.; Pavlik. J.; Boča, R.; Fuhr, O.; Rajadurai, C.; Ruben, M.: Supramolecular lattice-solvent control of iron(II) spin transition parametersCrystEngComm 12 (2010) 2361–2368
IF2009= 4.183 28 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1039/b919120h

Boča, R.; Šalitroš, I.; Kožíšek, J.; Linares, J.; Moncoľ, J.; Renz, F.: Spin Crossover in a Heptanuclear Mixed-Valence Iron ComplexDalton Trans 39, (2010) 2198–2200.
IF2009= 4.081 33 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1039/b919120h

Cavallini, M.; Bergenti, I.; Milita, S.; Kengne, J. C.; Gentili, D.; Ruani, G.; Šalitroš, I.; Meded, V.; Ruben, M.:

Thin Deposits and Patterning of Room-Temperature-Switchable One-Dimensional Spin-Crossover Compounds,
Langmuir 27 (2011) 4076 – 4081.
IF2010= 4.269 61 cit. (02/2018)




DOI: 10.1002/anie.200802085

DOI: 10.1021/la104901m

Nemec, I.; Herchel, R.; Šalitroš, I.; Trávniček, Z.; Moncoľ, J.; Fuess, H.; Ruben, M.; Linert, W.: Anion Driven Modulation of Magnetic Intermolecular Interactions and Spin Crossover Properties in an Isomorphous Seriesof Mononuclear Iron(III) Complexes with a Hexadentate Schiff Base Ligand,

CrystEngComm 14 (2012) 7015–2024.
IF2011= 3.842 13 cit. (02/2018)DOI: 10.1039/c2ce25862e

Šalitroš, I.; Fuhr, O.; Eichhöfer, A.; Kruk, R.; Pavlik, J.; Dlháň, L.; Boča R.; Ruben, M.: The Interplay of Iron(II) Spin Transition and Polymorphism,
Dalton Trans.41 (2012), 5163–5171.
IF2011= 3.838 24 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1039/c2dt11906d

Šalitroš, I.; Boča, R.; Herchel, R.; Moncol, J.; Nemec, I.; Ruben, M.; Renz, F.: Mixed-Valence Heptanuclear Iron Complexes with Ferromagnetic InteractionInorg. Chem.51 (2012), 12755 – 12767.
IF2011= 4.601 13 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1021/ic3015833

Šalitroš, I.; Fuhr, O.; Kruk, R.; Pavlik, J.; Pogany, L.; Schäfer, B.; Tatarko, M.; Boča, R.; Linert, W.; Ruben, M.: Thermal and Photoinduced Spin Transition in a Mononuclear Iron(II) Complex with Bis(pyrazolyl)pyridine type of ligand
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., (2013), 1049–1057.

IF2012= 3.126 16 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201201123

Rajnák, C.; Titiš, J.; Šalitroš, I.; Boča, R.; Fuhr, O.; Ruben, M.: Zero-field splitting in pentacoordinate Co(II) complexesPolyhedron 65 (2013) 122–128.
IF2012= 1.813 16 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2013.08.029

Schäfer, B.; Rajnák, C.; Šalitroš, I.; Fuhr, O.; Klar, D.; Schmitz-Antoniak, C.; Weschke, E.; Wende, H.; Ruben, M.:
Room Temperature Switching of a Neutral Molecular Iron(II) Complex,
Chem. Commun. 49, (2013), 10986-10988.

IF2012= 6.378 31 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1039/c3cc46624h

Soliman, A. A.; Khattab, M. M.; Abdelhady, H. H.; Šalitroš, I.; Linert, W.:
Synthesis, Spectroscopic, Thermal and Magnetic Characterization of Novel-Spin Crossover Iron(II) Complexes with 4-cyclopropyl-1,2,4-triazole.
Inorganica Chimica Acta 418 (2014), 99–105.
IF2013= 2.041 0 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2014.04.017

Šalitroš, I.; Pogány, L.; Boča, R.; Ruben, M.: Polymorphism Dependent Light Induced Spin TransitionDalton Trans. 43(44) (2014), 16584-16587.
IF2013= 2.041 12 cit. (02/2018)DOI: 10.1039/c4dt02421d

Masárová, P.; Zoufalý, P.; Moncol, J.; Nemec, I.; Pavlik, J.; Gembický, M.; Trávniček, Z.; Boča, R.; Šalitroš, I.:
Spin Crossover and High Spin Electroneutral Mononuclear Iron(III) Schiff Base Complexes Involving Terminal Pseudohalido Ligands,

New J. Chem., 39 (2015) 508-519.
IF2014= 3.086 9 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1039/c4nj01363h

Kumar, K. S.; Šalitroš, I.; Heinrich, B.; Fuhr, O.; Ruben, M.:
A charge neutral iron(II) complex with an above room temperature spin crossover (SCO) and hysteresis loop
J. Mat. Chem. C 3(44) (2015) 11635-11644.
IF2014= 4.696 7 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1039/c5tc02079d

Devid, E.J.; Martinho, P. N.; Kamalakar, M.V.; Šalitroš, I.; Prendergast, U.; Dayen, J-F.; Meded, V.; Lemma, T.; González-Prieto, R.; Evers, F.; Keyes, T. E.; Ruben, M.; Doudin, B.; van der Molen, S. J.:
Spin Transition in Arrays of Gold Nanoparticles and Spin Crossover Molecules

ACS Nano 9, (2015) 4496–4507.
IF2014= 12.881 25 cit. (02/2018)DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b01103

Gentili, D.; Liscio, F.; Demitri, N.; Schafer, B.; Borgatti, F.; Torelli, P.; Gobaut, B.; Panaccione, G.; Rossi, G.; Deqli Espoti, A.; Gazzano, M.; Milita, S.; Bergenti, I.; Ruani, G.; Salitros, I.; Ruben, M.; Cavallini, M.:
Surface Induced Different Crystal Structure in a Room Temperature Switchable Spin Crossover Comopound

Dalton Trans. 45(1) (2016), 134-143.
IF2015= 4.177 5 cit. (02/2018)DOI: 10.1039/c5dt03712c

Salitros, I.; Fuhr, O.; Ruben, M.;
Solvent-Induced Polymorphism of Iron(II) Spin Crossover ComplexesMaterials, 9(7) (2016), 585.
IF2015= 2.728 4 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.3390/ma9070585

Schafer, B.; Greisch, J. F.; Faus, I.; Bodenstein, T.; Salitros, I.; Fuhr, O.; Fink, K.; Schunemann, V.; Kappes, M. M.; Ruben, M;
Divergent Coordination Chemistry: Parallel Synthesis of [2x2] Iron(II) Grid-Complex Tauto- Conformers

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55(36) (2016) 10881-10885.IF2015= 11.709 6 cit. (02/2018)DOI: 10.1002/anie.201603916

24  Pogany, L.; Moncol, J.; Gal, M.; Salitros, I.; Boca, R;
Inorg. Chim. Acta 462 (2017) 23-29.
Four cobalt(III) Schiff base complexes - Structural, spectroscopic and electrochemical studiesIF2016= 2.002 2 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2017.03.001

25  Pogany, L.; Moncol, J.; Pavlik, J.; Salitros, I.;
Series of high spin mononuclear iron(III) complexes with Schiff base ligands derived from 2- hydroxybenzophenones
New. J. Chem. 41(13) (2017) 5904-5915
IF2016= 3.269 0 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1039/c7nj00617a

26  Salitros, I.; Fuhr, O.; Gal, M.; Valasek, M.; Ruben, M;
Photoisomerization of Bis(tridentate) 2,6-Bis(1H-pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine Ligands Exhibiting a Multi- anthracene Skeleton
Chem. Eur. J. 23(42) (2017) 10100-10109.
IF2016= 5.317 0 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700825

27  Kumar, K. S.; Salitros, I.; Moreno-Pineda, E.; Ruben, M.;
Spacer type mediated tunable spin crossover (SCO) characteristics of pyrene decorated 2,6- bis(pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine (bpp) based Fe(II) molecular spintronic modules
Dalton Trans. 46(30) (2017) 9765-9768.
IF2016= 4.029 1 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1039/c7dt02219k

28  Rajnak, C.; Schafer, B.; Salitros, I.; Fuhr, O.; Ruben, M.; Boca, R.;
Influence of the charge of the complex unit on the SCO properties in pyrazolyl-pyridinyl- benzimidazole based Fe(II) complexes
Polyhedron 135, (2017) 189-194.
IF2016= 1.926 1 cit. (02/2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2017.06.035

29  Kumar, K.S.; Salitros, I.; Boubegtiten-Fezoua, Z.; Moldovan, S.; Hellwig, P.; Ruben, M.; A spin crossover (SCO) active graphene-iron(II) complex hybrid material
Dalton Trans. 47(1) (2018) 35-40.
IF2016= 4.029 0 cit. (02/2018)

DOI: 10.1039/c7dt03623j

30  Pogany, L.; Brachnakova, B.; Moncol, J.; Pavlik, J.; Nemec, I.; Travnicek, Z.; Mazur, M.; Bucinsky, L.; Suchanek, L.; Salitros, I.;
Impact of Substituent Variation on the Presence of Thermal Spin Crossover in a Series of Mononuclear Iron(III) Schiff Base Complexes with Terminal Pseudohalido Co-ligands. Chem. Eur. J. (2018) in press.

IF2016= 5.317 0 cit. (02/2018)


31  Brachnakova, B.; Salitros, I.;
Ligand-driven light-induced spin transition in spin crossover compounds Chem. Pap. (2018) in press.
IF2016= 1.258 0 cit. (02/2018)

32  Šalitroš, I.; Pavlik, J.;
Light-Induced Excited Spin State Trapping.
Encyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry: 6 Volume Set. 1.
Publisher: Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2017, s. 3083--3180. ISBN 978-1-118-47045-9.