As a synthetic group, our research provides access to materials with hybrid hierarchical 2D architectures.
We develop new concepts for advanced materials based on a molecular design. Experimental skills within the fields of synthetic chemistry, self-assembly, inorganic templating, and physical chemistry are required to achieve that goal.
Our current main interests are:
- Growth and crystallization methods of covalents organic frameworks (COFs) with 2D layered structure
- Controlled COF growth
- Supramolecular chemistry and binding of COF materials
Techniques and methods you can learn in our group:
– Synthetic organic synthesis of small molecules incl. their characterization (NMR, IR, MS, etc)
– Synthetic polymer chemistry of 2D crystalline polymers (2D covalent organic frameworks) and functionalization of linear polymers
– Supramolecular chemistry, host–guest interactions and their quantitative analysis
– Single-crystal X-ray crystallography (crystal growth, mount crystals and measure X-ray driffraction, analyze X-ray data and solution of structure)
– Advanced NMR spectroscopy (2D techniques between heteroatoms, diffussion-ordered NMR, and NMR titrations)
– Advanced microscopy (TEM, AFM, SEM, fluorescence confocal)
– Electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry
– Optical spectroscopy (UV/vis/NIR, fluorescence emission)
– Computational Chemistry (quantum chemical calculations, DFT methods, simulations of spectroscopic and molecular properties, molecular dynamics, reactions pathways and mechanisms)
Please contact us directly to learn about our specific projects.