Dr. Oleg Borodin

Dr. Oleg Borodin


Post Doc


Room: 4410 (O26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-22788



Oleg was born in Kharkiv (Ukraine) and did his Bachelor studies at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. During this time, he was working in the research group of Prof. Dr. Andrey Doroshenko synthesizing and characterizing novel sterically hindered fluorescent dyes. From 2015 to 2016 he did his Master studies at the University of Nice (France; Double Degree program between Nice and Kharkiv). During his Master thesis with Dr. Maria Duca he worked on the creation of a combinatorial library for the targeting of pre-miRNA. After obtaining his MSc in Chemistry, he moved to Erlangen (Germany) and worked for 1 year in the research group of Prof. Dr. Andriy Mokhir at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg on the synthesis of red-light activatable siRNA. He joined the group of Prof. Dr. Max von Delius in October 2017 and will work on groundbreaking studies of dynamic covalent chemistry. 

Bachelor Thesis

Synthesis and spectral properties of the new sterically hindered polyheteroaromatic fluorophore sensitive to media viscosity

Master Thesis

Set-up of a multicomponent synthesis of a library of RNA ligands targeting oncogenic microRNAs

Research area

Dynamic covalent self-assembly of amidinium rotaxanes and sterically demanding orthoester cryptates

Prizes & Awards

  • DAAD Doctoral Scholarship

  • Campus France Scholarship

  • Yuriy Sapronov Foundation Scholarship

  • Scholarship of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

  • Scholarship of the President of Ukraine

Conference contributions

  • VIIth Scientific International Conference in Chemistry “Kyiv–Toulouse”, Kiev, Ukraine, 2013: poster presentation

  • Central European Conference on Photochemistry – Bad Hofgastein, Austria, 2014: poster presentation

  • SupraChem 2019, 24-26 February 2019, Würzburg, Germany: poster presentation

  • 21st JCF Frühjahrssymposium, 20-23 March 2019, Bremen, Germany: poster presentation

  • 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, ISMSC2019, 2-6 June, Lecce, Italy: poster presentation


5)O. Borodin, Y. Shchukin, J. Schmid, M. von Delius Anion-assisted amidinium exchange and metathesisChemical Communications 2022, 58, 10178 - 10181
4)O. Borodin, Y. Shchukin, C. C. Robertson, S. Richter, M. von Delius Self-assembly of stimuli-responsive [2]rotaxanes by amidinium exchangeJournal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143, 16448–16457
3)E. Ubasart, O. Borodin, C. Fuertes-Espinosa, Y. Xu, C. García-Simón, J. Juanhuix, F. Gándara, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, M. von Delius, X. Ribas A three-shell supramolecular complex enables the symmetry-mismatched chemo- and regioselective bis-functionalization of C60Nature Chemistry 2021, 13, 420-427
2)R. Y. Iliashenko, O. Borodin, M. Wera, A. O. Doroshenko 2,5-bis[2-(2-phenyl-1,3-oxazol-5-yl)phenyl]-1,3,4-oxadiazole - new sterically hindered high Stokes shift fluorophore sensitive to media viscosityJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2015, 298, 68-77
1)O. Borodin, R. Y. Il'yashenko, A. O. Doroshenko 5-[4-(N,N-dimethylamino)phenyl]-2-(4-pyridyl)-1,3-oxazole as a fluorescent probe for monitoring microheterogeneous mediaChemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds 2014, 50, 379-388