Mikrobial Chemistry groups
Molecular Inorganic Chemistry groups
- VR Grant
- The new SC-XRD microsource is operational
- A “Clean” Solution: Selectively Producing Methanol Fuel from Sunlight and CO2 by a Noble-Metal Free Catalytic System
- We bridge the gap between Europe and UK
- Ulrike's paper in Chem Comm
- Seminar with Prof. Patrick Holland
- Sonja's thesis defence
- Seminar with Prof. Belén Martín-Matute
- Edgar's, Souvik's and Sonja's paper in Dalton Trans.
- Sonja's and Souvik's paper in Chem Comm
- Rearranging from 6-to 7-coordination initiates the catalytic activity: An EPR study on a Ru-bda water oxidation catalyst. 2017
- Asymmetric Cyclometalated RuII Polypyridyl-Type Complexes with Π-Extended Carbanionic Donor Sets. 2017
- In vivo activation of an [FeFe] hydrogenase using synthetic cofactors. 2017
- Solute-centric versus indicator-centric solvent polarity parameters in binary solvent mixtures. Determining the contribution of local solvent basicity to the solvatochromism of a pentacyanoferrate(II) dye. 2017
- Polaron Disproportionation Charge Transport in a Conducting Redox Polymer. 2017
- Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Activity of [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Model Complexes with Non-Innocent Chelating Nitrogen-Donor Ligands. 2017
- Unraveling factors leading to efficient norbornadiene-quadricyclane molecular solar-thermal energy storage systems. 2017
- Uniform distribution of post-synthetic linker exchange in metal-organic frameworks revealed by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. 2017
- Can Baird's and Clar's Rules Combined Explain Triplet State Energies of Polycyclic Conjugated Hydrocarbons with Fused 4n pi- and (4n+2)pi-Rings?. 2017
- Synthesis and photophysical characterization of luminescent lanthanide complexes of nucleotide-functionalized cyclen-and dipicolinate-based ligands. 2017
Seminars and Events
Our basic, frontline research in natural photosynthesis has served as inspiration and guidelines for research in artificial photosynthesis since many years. Our long-term integration of research in natural and man-made systems has become our signature and proven to be a fruitful apporach.
Research in Microbial Chemistry is of fundamental science character in the borderland between chemistry, cell- and molecular biology, and genetics. The vision is to use a combination of advanced gene technology and synthetic biology to develop and analyze photosynthetic microorganisms to be used in future biotechnological applications. At present, the largest research area aims to develop cyanobacteria which convert solar energy into an energy carrier.
Within Molecular Inorganic Chemistry we work on synthetic molecular chemistry of bio-inorganic model compounds and various aspects of molecular main group chemistry:
Biomimetic research attempts to understand and copy the function (structure) of natural systems such as active sites in enzymes. The mechanistic understanding of active centers and their bio-inorganic analogs involved in energy conversion processes are the main focus of our work.
Catalysis for Artificial Photosynthesis
We develop catalysts for chemical, electrochemical, and photochemical splitting of water and carbon dioxide for alternative fuel production (e.g. hydrogen or alcohols).
We deal with different aspects of molecular systems containing maingroup elements. We search for new applications of main group compounds in unusual bonding situations in homogeneous catalysis, molecular- and organic electronics.
Education within Molecular Biomimetics
Molecular biomimetics is not one subject, but many! If you are interested in studies in any of our areas, these are the options (given in English):
You can also check our information about education at research level and available PhD positions.