Research Groups

Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Wolfgang Kaim

Inorganic Coordination Chemistry
Secretary: Angela Winkelmann
Organic, inorganic, main-group and transition-metal organometallic compounds with unusual optical, magnetic and electrochemical properties, development of N-heterocyclic ligands, radicals and radical ions as catalytic intermediates and in biochemistry, electronic structures of π systems; UV/VIS/NIR and ESR spectroscopy, spectroelectrochemistry and photochemistry, use of MO calculations.
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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schleid

Inorganic Solid State Chemistry 
Secretary: Sumati Panicker-Otto
The research focus of the Schleid group lies in the area of multi-anionic salt-like inorganic solid-state compounds, mainly with rare-earth metal cations. Both atomic (F, O2, N3, S2, Se2, etc.) and complex anions (borates, silicates, phosphates, etc.) are used. Besides synthesis and characterization via X-ray structure analysis, the investigation of structure-property relationships plays an important role. The latter comprises the luminescence behavior of doped compounds, magnetism, ionic- and superconductivity of selected compounds as well as the the investigation of pressure- and temperature induced phase transitions.
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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dietrich Gudat

Inorganic Molecular Chemistry
Aromatic phosphorus heterocycles and their coordination chemistry. Group 14 and 15 congeners of carbenes. Phosphanes with particular functions and reactivities. Nmr spectroscopy. Spectroscopic and quantum-chemical investigations into electronic properties of compounds of main-group elements.
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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Niewa

Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Inorganic solid-state and materials chemistry. Preparation and characterization of functional materials, primarily with the nitride ion as component: hard materials, electronic and magnetic materials, catalytically active materials, nanoscale materials. Synthesis at high temperatures, high pressures, ammonothermal syntheses, metastable compounds. Structure determination via X-ray and neutron diffraction, electronic and magnetic properties as well as mechanical and chemical behavior.
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Retired Professor

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gerd Becker
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