In April 2018 we moved to the KIT and started our junior research group as a Liebig-Fellow mentored by Prof. Frank Breher. We are interested in low-coordinated main group and transition metal compounds as well as unusual multiple bonds. These compounds are fascinating with respect to both the reactivity towards small molecules and to their bonding situation.
Usually the targeted compounds are sensitive towards air and moisture, hence inert conditions need to be employed by utilising Schlenk line and glove box techniques. The synthetic focus of the group is complemented by DFT computations guiding the design of substituents, analysing electronics and aiding interpretation of spectroscopic features.
We are still looking for motivated students willing to tackle these challenges for their MSc or PhD theses! Please don't hesitate to contact us via email or just come and find us.
Dr. Alexander Hinz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (AOC)