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Stefan Becomes Our First PhD Graduate

Stefan Dix has successfully defended his thesis and become the first PhD student to graduate from our group. Many congratulations Stefan - a just reward for all the hard work in the lab!

Oct 12, 2021 | Hopkinson Group

Congratulations Gabriel

Gabriel has successfully completed their Bachelor Thesis on quaternary lithium oxidoferrometalates. Congratulations!

Oct 11, 2021 | Research Group Thiele

Congratulations Demet

Demet has successfully completed their Bachelor Thesis on hybrid halogenidoferrates. Congratulations!

Oct 11, 2021 | Research Group Thiele

New Paper Exploring Norrish Type II Chemistry of Acyl Azolium Salts

Our latest work exploring the combination of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) organocatalysis and photochemistry is now out in Tetrahedron as part of the special collection entitled "System-Oriented Development of Organocatalysis" (Editor: H. Ohmiya). In this study, acyl azolium salts of the kind formed during NHC-catalyzed reactions of carboxylic acid derivatives are shown to engage in Norrish Type II elimination reactions upon light irradiation. Moreover, in special cases, Norrish-Yang cyclizations can be observed. The full text can be read here:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0040402021007821   Congratulations to the authors Andreas and Arielle!

Oct 10, 2021 | Hopkinson Group

New publication by Marius Wenz

Iodine-Mediated Tryptathionine Formation Facilitates the Synthesis of Amanitins | Journal of the American Chemical Society (acs.org)

Oct 08, 2021 | Keller Group

Welcome to the Team!

Emil started a research internship on chlorido cerates. Good luck, have a good time and welcome to the group!

Sep 27, 2021 | Research Group Thiele

New Publication in Chemical Reviews

Mass Spectrometry-Based Techniques to Elucidate the Sugar Code

Sep 07, 2021 | Pagel Group

Review on NHCs out in Nature Reviews Chemistry

A review article summarising key advances in the understanding and applications of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) over the last 6 years is now out in Nature Reviews Chemistry. This review is the result of a great collaboration with the Glorius group at the WWU Münster:  https://www.uni-muenster.de/Chemie.oc/glorius/ The full text of the article can be found here:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41570-021-00321-1  

Sep 05, 2021 | Hopkinson Group

New Publication in Journal of the American Chemical Society

Unveiling Glycerolipid Fragmentation by Cryogenic Infrared Spectroscopy

Sep 02, 2021 | Pagel Group

New Paper in Organic Chemistry Frontiers

In our latest paper published in Organic Chemistry Frontiers, we introduce BT-SeCF 2 H as the first nucleophilic reagent for introducing the SeCF 2 H group onto organic molecules. The study of this group as a constituent moiety in pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals has been limited by the lack of methods to synthesise it with previous routes involving either indirect approaches or electrophilic difluoromethylselenylating reagents. BT-SeCF 2 H, on the other hand, allows for direct nucleophilic difluoromethylselenylation of readily available carboxylic acids and benzylic alcohols.  Congratulations to the first author Matteo and to Stefan! The full text can be read here: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/qo/d1qo01104a   

Aug 25, 2021 | Hopkinson Group

Successful Master Defence for Nils

Congratulations to Nils, who has successfully defended his Master thesis on fluorine-specific hydrogen bonding interactions. 

Aug 10, 2021 | Hopkinson Group

Welcome to the Team!

Niklas has started research for the Bachelor thesis and will be investigating the synthesis and characterisation of ternary and quaternary alkali metal sulfidobismuthates. Good luck, have a good time and welcome to the group!

Aug 02, 2021 | Research Group Thiele

Two awards for good teaching go to Chemistry!

This years award ceremony for the Prize for Good Teaching was online. Additionally a Prize for Digital Teaching was awarded due to the special circumstances during the last year. Congratulations to Günther Thiele who won both prizes in the field of Chemistry!

Jul 08, 2021 | Research Group Thiele

Welcome to the Team!

Gabriel has started research for the Bachelor thesis and will be investigating the synthesis and characterisation of quaternary lithium oxidoferrometalates. Good luck, have a good time and welcome to the group!

Jul 06, 2021 | Research Group Thiele