Our group is interested in the design and synthesis of supramolecular organometallic complexes. A special focus is set on the catalytical activation of small molecules like CO2 in organometallic nano-reactors and the exploration of unique intrinsic properties of organometallic host-guest assemblies. We furthermore investigate the potential of new ligand systems for organometallic compounds, which incorporate carbocyclic carbene donors - a donor type far less explored than its NHC relatives.
Our triazolate pillarplex paper in Org. Chem. Front. is now online with page numbers. And is featured as the front cover! Beautiful artwork by Jo Richers (jorichers.com).
Shengyang's paper on a new solvatomorph of cyclic Au3(1-Methylimidazolate)3 has been accepted for publication in Molecules! Congrats!
Congrats to Samuele (right), who successfully defended his excellent Master thesis with distinction ("cum laude")! The thesis was carried out within the Erasmus framework and co-supervised by Dr. Marco Baron (left) from the University of Padova and we are looking forward for more of these nice collaborations.
Shengyang's and Thomas' paper on our rim-modified pillarplexes has been accepted. Congrats! https://doi.org/10.1039/D1QO00588J
The paper of João (joint PhD student with Roland Fischer) on redox-active MOFs has been accepted by Inorganic Chemistry. Super glad, that this fine piece of work has been published now. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03629
Tom has started his Master's thesis, focussing pillarplex inclusion compounds and DFT calculations. Good luck in the lab (and the LRZ queue :))!
Alex recieved the official document on finalizing his habilitation. Thanks to all coworkers, mentors and collaborators!
A warm welcome to Felix, who joined as a bachelor student. Good luck in the lab!
Short hike to Kloster Andechs with parts of the group.
Alexandra is starting her PhD thesis in the frame of our funded project in the DFG Priority Program 1928 "Coornets", aiming at very nice functional materials using our Organometallocavitands. All the best for you Alex!
Thomas and Samuele are starting their Master theses (with a highly productive literature survey). Good luck and loads of nice results in the next months!
Our DFG proposal using the pillarplexes in coordination networks got funded! Looking forward to start the projekt in 2020.
Alex and Shengyang on an exciting lecture trip in China, visiting Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nankai University and East China Normal University in Shanghai. Lots of exciting supramolecular chemistry and impressions!
Sandro is starting his final years project as an Erasmus student from Edinburgh. Good luck in the lab! Also welcome back for Max!
Our joint collaborative paper with Polly Arnold and Fritz Kühn on cerium NHCs and carbon dioxide activation is online.
Alex is visiting the University of Birmingham for the month of April in the frame of his Vanguard Fellowship of the UoB Institute of Advanced studies.
Philipp and Christian successfully defended their PhD theses with distinction (summa cum laude)! Congratulations and all the best for your future!
Marco and Massimiliano are joining the team! Welcome to the group and good luck with the chemistry!
Our recent paper of Pd-CHT/NHC dimers is published in Acta C and highlighted on the cover!
Our paper on the Pd-cluster was highlighted in the current editorial of Organometallics as an "ideal illustration of the flash communication concept" by Paul Chirik!
Philipp, Shengyang and Alex attending the joint TUM & Birmingham IAS workshop "Inorganic chemistry meets medicine" - presenting our exciting results on pillarplex chemistry.
Our work on our pH-dependent Pillarplex-based mechanically interlocked switch is accepted by Angewandte! Exciting!
A warm welcome to Shengyang, who is joining the group for his PhD thesis!
A warm welcome for Sandra and David who join the group!
Christian's paper on the first Pd halide cluster ever synthesized (in 1964) is online in Organometallics! Apparently, a correct structure determination can take quite some time...
Christians paper on the halide-free version of our Pd-cycloheptatrienide-allyl complexes has been accepted!
Our papers on halogenated tropone derivatives and Pd sheet sandwich complexes are online. Congrats Christian!
Christian's paper on the first Pd halide cluster ever synthesized (in 1964) is online in Organometallics!
Christians paper on the halide free version of our Pd-CHT-allyl complexes has been accepted!
A warm welcome to Julia, who is joining our group as a Bachelor student! Good luck in the lab!
We welcome our new Master student Leon to the group!
Christian's paper on the hybrid NHC/CHT ligand is online. Congratulations!
Welcome to Raphaela, who will work as a lab student in our group!
Joachim is joining our group as a lab student. Good look with the work!
Our Pillarplex paper is online at JACS! Congrats Philipp!