Research

Currently we are heavily engaged in luminescent and photoactive transition metal complex chromophores for diverse applications (light-emitting electrochemical cells, sensors, catalysis), transition metal complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells and upconverting materials, photosynthesis, fundamentals of electron transfer reactions, biomimetic chemistry and biomimetic homogeneous catalysis with transition metal complexes.
Please see our recent review articles:

Molecular Ruby: Exploring the Excited State Landscape [DOI: 10.1039/D2DT00569G]
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Spin-Flip Luminescence [DOI: 10.1007/s43630-022-00186-3]
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dpdd as Expanded Terpyridine: Dramatic Effects of Symmetry and Electronic Properties in First Row Transition Metal Complexes [DOI: 10.3390/inorganics6030086]
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Strongly Luminescent Chromium(III) Complexes [DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2018.01.004]
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Mononuclear Gold(II) Complexes [DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708349]
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Excited State Decay of Cyclometalated Polypyridine Ruthenium Complexes [DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01989G]
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Biomimetic Molybdenum Chemistry [DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2015.04.010]
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Photochemistry and Applications of Ruthenium(II) Complexes [DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402466]
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For more details please check our recent publications and our group meetings.

News & Activities

09/2022
Sven Waniek successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
09/2022
Nathan East gave a flash oral presentation/poster and Philipp Sikora presented a poster at the 21st Conference on Inorganic Chemistry in Marburg. Philipp Sikora got a best poster award. - Congratulations.
09/2022
Laura Stein gave an oral presentation at the 28. Lecture Conference on Photochemistry in Düsseldorf.
09/2022
Florian Reichenauer gave an oral presentation and Philipp Sikora presented a poster at the 19th KCT in Jena.
08/2022
Maurice Schrick gave an oral presentation, Lukas Sorge presented a poster and Katja Heinze gave an invited lecture at the 44th ICCC in Rimini/Italy.
07/2022
Nathan East and Winald Kitzmann presented posters at the 24th ISPPCC and Katja heinze gave a pleanry talk in Vancouver/Canada. Winald Kitzmann got a best poster award. - Congratulations.
07/2022
Paul Kadereit gave an oral presentation at the 5th Ligand Design Workshop in Cologne/Germany.
07/2022
Philipp Sikora and Steven Sittel presented posters at the 28th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry in Amsterdam/Netherlands.
10/2021
Laura Stein, Winald Kitzmann and Florian Reichenauer presented posters and Katja Heinze gave an oral presentation at the Leopoldina Symposium: Exploratory photochemistry - Light creates structure 2021 in Halle/Germany.
11/2020
Philipp Veit successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
05/2020
Giuseppe Bengasi successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
01/2020
Max Lauck successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
05/2019
Oliver Back successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
05/2019
Sebastian Preiß successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
03/2019
Matthias Dorn gave an oral presentation and Johannes Moll and Lukas Sorge presented posters at the 15th Koordinationschemie-Treffen in München.
07/2018
Sven Otto successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
03/2018
Oliver Back gave an oral presentation and Johannes Moll and Matthias Dorn/Sven Otto presented posters at the 14th Koordinationschemie-Treffen in Heidelberg. The whole group was present at this meeting.
02/2018
Sven Wanieck gave an oral presentation and Christian Heine, Philipp Veit and Max Lauck presented posters at the 16th Ferrocene Colloquium in Berlin. Max Lauck got a best poster award. - Congratulations.

09/2017 Johannes Moll and Philipp Veit presented posters at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum in Berlin.