The research projects within Adolf Gogoll Group

Below you find information regarding some of our ongoing research projects. 

Conformer populations in host-guest complexes

Relative stereochemistry of multiple stereocenters. 

Relative stereochemistry of multiple stereocenters.

Conformational restriction of flexible molecules with multiple stereocenters allows the determination of their relative stereochemistry by high-resolution NMR spectroscopy.


Conformational restriction of flexible molecules with multiple stereocenters allows the determination of their relative stereochemistry.

Absolute stereochemistry via host-guest complexes

Determination of absolute stereochemistry by circular dichroism via induced helicity in bis-metalloporphyrins.

The absolute stereochemistry of organic compounds may be determined by binding to a bisporphyrin host, followed by circular dichroism spectroscopy.


Development of enhanced host systems for stereochemical analysis of organic guest molecules.

Photoswitchable peptidomimetics

Modulation of molecular properties: ”Photoswitchable” peptidomimetics allowing to manipulate functionality by external steering.

Modulation of molecular properties: ”Photoswitchable” peptidomimetics allowing to manipulate functionality by external steering, e. g. of the aggregation between enzyme subunits.


Artificial amino acids incorporating a photoisomerizable chromophor are integrated into the backbones of peptides.

Conducting redox polymers

Building blocks for conducting redox polymers (with M. Strømme).

Organic synthesis yields monomers for conducting redox polymers (CRPs).

CRPs are suitable components of organic batteries.
organic battery

Conducting redox polymers (CRPs) combine the properties of conducting organic polymers such as polypyrrol or polythiophene and a covalently attached pendant redox group.