Inorganic Chemistry in Marburg
Research in the Dehnen Group concentrates on the synthesis of coordination compounds with homo- or heteroatomic main group-element ligands and on the determination of structural and physical properties of the resulting heterometallic and/or mixed valence transition metal complexes using experimental and theoretical methodologies. The compounds combine the structural characteristics of zeoliths with the opto-electronical properties of semiconductors.
The investigations in the Harbrecht Group aim towards the exploitation of intermetallic phases (Hume-Rothery, Frank-Kasper phases), metal-rich chalcogenides, metal clusters in oxidic matrices, quasicrystalline solids, and of nanocrystalline magnetic semiconductors and precursors thereof. The new phases are studied with respect to structural, electronic and magnetic properties by a choice of suitable experimental and theoretical methods.
The Sundermeyer Group is employed in the design of molecular metal compounds and other functional molecules for technically relevant catalytic and (opto-)electronic materials applications. Emphasis is put on aspects of sustainability in chemical processes and technology.
The von Hänisch group works on molecular chemistry of the heavy main group elements. Our research focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of binary and ternary compounds with ring and cage structures. Furthermore the potential use of these compounds is examined with regard to the synthesis of new materials.