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Werncke group

The Werncke group is working with complexes bearing quasilinear low-valent 3d transition metals. We are developing a general synthetic access to this class of molecules, examine their properties and reactivity patterns, leading to sometimes surprising observations.  Amongst others this gives very-low-coordinate iron-sulfur clusters or imido metal complexes with unusual electronic structures and reactivities. Thereby we touch different aspects of coordination, organometallic, bioinorganic and main-group chemistry as well as catalysis.

Interested students for Bachelor or Master theses as well as "Vertiefungsarbeiten" are highly welcomed and should either contact me directly (preferrebly by mail) or my scientific co-workers.

News (also via twitter @wernckegunnar):

12/09: Andres won a Poster Prize at the "Koordinationschemie-Tagung" in Jena with his Panda-decorated linear chromium(I) chemistry. Good job! Overall a very nice roadtrip. Next time in Innsbruck1

01/09: Joint paper with the Dehnen group on reactive solubilsation of Zintl-Ions with low-coordinate metal silylamides is out in Angewandte Chemie.

28/09: Group trip to the International Coordination Chemistry Conference ICCC in Rimini.

21/09: The conference season is open: Trip to a Symposium in Hirschegg.