Institut für Anorganische Chemie

Research interests

Nanostructured Materials and Catalysts via SOMC@PMS

periodic mesoporous oxides ..... surface organometallic chemistry ..... nanostructured catalysts ..... mesozymes ..... molecular factories ..... soft chemistry

Organolanthanide Chemistry

metallocenes ..... halfsandwich complexes ..... postmetallocenes ..... multicomponent Ziegler-Natta catalysts ..... olefin polymerization

The aim of our research is to combine advanced concepts of organometallic chemistry and the modern chemistry of porous organic–inorganic hybrid materials. In particular, we are interested in the development of bioinspired routes revealing synergistic effects of homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, and enzyme catalysis. For this, we are applying surface organometallic chemistry to generate novel surface species, that is, metal–ligand combinations which are not formed in solution due to agglomeration phenomena and which provoke unprecedented reactivity patterns. Molecular model systems are investigated better to understand structure–reactivity relationships (topic 1). We are also exploring novel synthetic routes and catalyst precursors in the field of organolanthanide chemistry (topic 2).