Oleksandr Shyshov, MSc

Oleksandr Shyshov, MSc


Ph.D. Student


Room: 344 (N26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-38354



Oleksandr was born in Sumy, Ukraine. He did his Bachelor studies at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. In 2014 he moved to Nice (France) where he did his master thesis under supervision of Prof. Nadia Patino at University of Nice working on the total synthesis of natural marine compounds. In fall 2015 he joined the Delius group to conduct research on the self-assembly of supramolecular orthoester architectures. Apart from chemistry, he enjoys roller hockey, table tennis and cooking.

Bachelor Thesis

3-[(Z)-(5-oxo-2-aryl-1,3-oxazol-3-ium-4(5H)-ylidene)methyl]-1H-indol-2-olates: synthesis, structure and QSAR analysis

Master Thesis

Toward the synthesis of Panicein A, natural compound with anticancer activity

Research area

Self-assembly of supramolecular orthoester architectures


Prizes & Awards

  • DAAD Doctoral Scholarship

  • Springer Nature poster prize at SupraChem 2019 Würzburg (Germany)

  • Advanced Science poster prize for Molecular Systems at the 2016 ERC Grantee Conference in Zandvoort (Netherlands)

Conference contributions

  • 10th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC), Strasbourg, France, 28/6 - 2/7 2015.

  • Ulm-Erlangen Symposium on Functional Organic Materials, 10-11/7/2017: poster presentation


7)O. Shyshov, S. V. Haridas, L. Pesce, H. Qi, A. Gardin, D. Bochicchio, U. Kaiser, G. M. Pavan, M. von Delius Living Supramolecular Polymerization of Fluorinated CyclohexanesNature Communications 2021, accepted
6)B. Balakrishna, A. Menon, K. Cao, S. Gsänger, S. B. Beil, J. Villalva, O. Shyshov, O. Martin, A. Hirsch, B. Meyer, U. Kaiser, D. M. Guldi, M. von Delius Dynamic covalent formation of concave disulfide macrocycles mechanically interlocked with single-walled carbon nanotubesAngewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, 59, 18774-18785
5)Y. Xu, S. Gsänger, M. B. Minameyer, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, O. Shyshov, F. Schwer, X. Ribas, T. Drewello, B. Meyer, M. von Delius Highly Strained, Radially π-Conjugated Porphyrinylene NanohoopsJournal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 18500-18507
4)X. Wang, O. Shyshov, M. Hanževački, C. Jäger, M. von Delius Ammonium Complexes of Orthoester Cryptands are Inherently Dynamic and AdaptiveJournal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 8868−8876
3)T. Haider, O. Shyshov, O. Suraeva, I. Lieberwirth, M. von Delius, F. R. Wurm Long-Chain Polyorthoesters as Degradable Polyethylene MimicsMacromolecules 2019, 52, 2411−2420
2)O. Shyshov, K. A. Siewerth, M. von Delius Evidence for anion-binding of all-cis hexafluorocyclohexane in solution and solid stateChemical Communications 2018, 54, 4353-4355
1)O. Shyshov, R. Brachvogel, T. Bachmann, R. Srikantharajah, D. Segets, F. Hampel, R. Puchta, M. von Delius Adaptive Behaviour of Dynamic Orthoester CryptandsAngewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56, 776-781