M. Sc. Maximilian Muhr

Joined the team in June 2018

Graduated at Technical University of Munich under the guidance of Prof. Roland A. Fischer in 2018

Room No.: 4037
Phone: 089 289 54131
E-mail: maximilian.muhr[at]tum.de

Research topic: Synthesis and reactivity of [Nin(ECp*)m] clusters with focus on cluster growth

The PhD project aims to explore the playground of intermetalloid Hume-Rothery inspired cluster chemistry. On the way to large metal-rich clusters, gaining insight into cluster formation is essential. By different approaches, cluster growth will be initiated and intermediates will be captured. The reactivity of the awaited oligonuclear compounds is about to be tested towards different organic substrates.


Quantum chemical calculations are applied to shine light into the complex bonding situation of new compounds.

Selected Publications

M. Muhr, J. Hornung, J. Weßing, C. Jandl, C. Gemel, R. A. Fischer Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59 (7), 5086-5092 (Formation of a Propeller-Shaped Ni4Ga3 Cluster Supported by Transmetalation of Cp* from Ga to Ni)

J. Hornung, M. Muhr, C. Gemel, R. A. Fischer, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 11743-11748 (All-zinc coordinated nickel-complexes as molecular mimics for NiZn catalyst surfaces, a density functional theory study).