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 a third funding period. We will investigate the reactivity of compounds containing Ga=E (E = As, Sb, Bi) double bonds with a particular attention to reaction mechanism as well as the synthesis and structural characterization of bismuth cluster compounds.
CRC/TRR 247 will be funded for the next 4 years.
The CRC/TRR 247 will be funded by the DFG for the second funding period. In project C3 we will continue to develop spinel nanoparticles with defined size, composition, and morphology. These studies will be furthermore complemented by the synthesis of molecular models, which mimic specific surface sites of spinel catalysts and will help to improve the mechanistic understanding of catalytic reactions. We are looking forward for four more years of close collaborations with our partners in the CRC.
Verification of a new concept for stabilizing radicals with elements of group 15 and studies concerning their use in one electron transfer reactions
The 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 for additional three years.
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.
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.
Our research proposal for a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer is co-funded by the DFG and the state NRW (major instrumentation as per Art. 91b GG).
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).