M. Sc. Patricia Weishäupl (geb. Heiß)

Joined the team in January 2018

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

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

Research topic: Zinc-ligated Nickel Alkene/Alkyne complexes as Molecular Models for Semihydrogenation: A Synthetic and Computational Approach

The PhD project focuses on the synthesis of zinc ligated Nickel complexes binding to an unsaturated hydrocarbon, e.g. ethylene or acetylene. These complexes mimic the binding mode of acetylene or ethylene at a catalyst surface in semihydrogenation processes. The synthetic approach will be accompanied by quantum chemical calculations especially using EDA and QTAIM.