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Fluoroorganic Chemistry

Chemistry and physico-chemical characterization of fluoro-organic compounds; selective fluorination with elemental fluorine, hydrogen fluoride and sulfur tetrafluoride; development of reagents and mild methods for the selective introduction of fluorine or highly fluorinated groups into organic molecules; hypervalent sulfur fluorides as architectural building blocks of functional organic compounds; development of novel reaction types for fluoro-organic chemistry.

 

Liquid Crystals

Design, synthesis and physical characterization of liquid crystalline materials for displays and other applications; dichroitic and liquid crystalline functional dyes; development of standardized methods for the automated parallel synthesis of liquid crystals; chiral dopants for the induction of cholesteric and blue phases.

 

Organic Electronics and Molecular Nanoelectronics

Design and synthesis of organic semiconductors for field effect transistors (OFET); custom-taylored low bandgap semiconductors for photovoltaics (OPV); control of morphology and crystal structure by fluorinated structure elements; new materials concepts for CMOS-compatible molecular data storage.

 

Bioorganic Chemistry

Design and synthesis of enzyme inhibitors; model compounds for the elucidation of the mechanism of enzymatic reactions; synthesis of carbohydrates and glycoconjugates; exploration of novel, fluorinated functional groups; bio-degradable fluorosurfactants.

 

Applied Computational Chemistry

Application of quantum chemistry for the rationalization of reaction mechanisms, conformational analysis; design and property prediction of functional materials, such as polymers, organic semiconductors, materials for organic photovoltaics and molecular nanoelectronics.

 

List of Publications

 

 
NEWS
 
 

17. Deutscher Fluortag, Schmitten/Ts., Sept 19-21, 2016

WATOC 2011, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 17-22, 2011

 

 
LECTURES
 
 


"Organic Functional Materials: Liquid Crystals, Organic Electronics, Nanoelectronics", University of Freiburg, Institute for Physical Chemistry, Mar 8-10, 2017

"Applied Fluoroorganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Liquid Crystals, Pharmaceuticals", University of Freiburg, Institute for Physical Chemistry (HS PC), Aug 2-4, 2017

 

 
VIDEO FAVORITES
 
 

Fluorine-Periodic Table of Videos

Sulfur Hexafluoride Blooper

 

 
 
 
 
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