Neutral and cationic Metallaphosphenes of Group 13 - Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity
In this research project we want to develop a general route for the synthesis of neutral homo- and heterobimetallic metallaphosphenes L(X)MPM'L (M, M' = Al, Ga In) with π-bonding contribution as well as the corresponding cationic species [LMPML]+ and will investigate their capability in bond activation reactions of small molecules.
Synthesis of electron-rich, metal-subsituted silylenes and their application in small molecule activation reactions
The new reearch project "Syntheesis of electron-rich, metal-substituted silylenes and their application in small molecule activation reactions" is granted by the DFG for three years. We will carefully investigate the synthesis and reactivity of reactive, metal-substituted silylenes.
Main group element complexes of group 15 with unusual electronic structures – synthesis, reactivity and reaction mechanism
The research project "Main group element complexes of group 15 with unusual electronic structures – synthesis, reactivity and reaction mechanism" is granted by the DFG for additional three years. We will investigate the synthesis of gallapnictenes containing Ga=E double bonds with a particular attention to reaction mechanism and on the use of such compounds in coordination chemistry and for small molecule activation.
Fabrication and characterization of integrated micro-thermoelectric coolers using chemical and physical vapor deposition
In the new joint research project, which is granted by the DFG, we will investigate in close collaboration with Dr. Gabi Schierning (IFW Dresden) the deposition of high-quality thin films of thermoelectric materials and their use in micro-thermoelectric coolers.
Synthesis of Spinel-Type Materials with Tailored Composition and Morphology
The new research project will be funded within the new DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Centre CRC/TRR 247 "Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the Liquid Phase – Materials and Mechanism in Thermal, Electro- and Photocatalysis". Starting in July 2018, structurally and morphologically well-defined spinel-type cobalt ferrites CoxFe3−xO4 (x = 0–3) will be synthesized and their catalytic properties investigated.
Verification of a new concept for stabilizing radicals with elements of group 15 and studies concerning their use in one electron transfer reactions
The new research project "Verification of a new concept for stabilizing radicals with elements of group 15 and studies concerning their use in one electron transfer reactions" is granted by the DFG. In the next three years, we will investigate the synthesis and reactivity of group 15 metal centered radicals.
Combined Quantum Chemical and Experimental Study on Metal-Metal Interactions of Heavy Group15 and Group16 Compounds
Our research project "Combined Quantum Chemical and Experimental Study on Metal-Metal Interactions of Heavy Group15 and Group16 Compounds" will by supported for further 3 years by the DFG. We will study the structure-directing role of dispersion interactions with our collaborateur Prof. Dr. G. Jansen, University of Duisburg-Essen.
Our research proposal for a new single crystal X-ray diffractometer is co-funded by the DFG and the state NRW (major instrumentation as per Art. 91b GG).