Sindlinger Research Group

Molecular Inorganic Chemistry

We explore the synthesis of molecules with unusual electronic properties and elucidate of their electronic and molecular structure.

The Sindlinger Research Group

Synthetic Main Group Organometallic Chemistry

The Sindlinger group investigates the synthesis of main group organometallic molecules with unusual electronic structures and bonding situations that are associated with exceptional reactivity. We work on the synthetic embedding and utilization of such electronically unusual elemental centers in molecules to exploit their reactivity for selective transformations or to enhance spectroscopic and physical properties.  To generate and characterize these reactive molecules, we make use of state-of-the-art techniques of organometallic synthetic chemistry under inert gas conditions. We are engaged in elucidating the molecular and electronic structure of these new molecules using a broad range of experimental and theoretical methods.

We are particularly interested in:

  • Elemental organic chemistry, especially of the elements boron and silicon
  • Antiaromatic heterocycles and their coordination chemistry
  • Low-valent main group compounds
  • Hydrides and element-hydrogen bonds of heavy elements
  • Experimental and computational methods of structure elucidation
  • Heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy - experimental and computational

Join us!

PhD. MSc and BSc Thesis topics available

To build up our team, we are looking for motivated students who enjoy main group organometallic synthetic chemistry for a PhD or thesis projects, but also for research internships in our research group group.

If you are interested, please contact us at any time!


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Christian Sindlinger

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.


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