Welcome to the Delius Research Group
Prof. Dr. Max von Delius
Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Ulm
|Office Ulm||338 (N26)|
|Labs Ulm||344, 345, 335 (N26)|
Max von Delius is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Ulm. He studied chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen and at Louis-Pasteur University in Strasbourg (France). He obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and was a Leopoldina postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto (Canada). In 2018, Max von Delius was awarded the Hoechst Dozentenpreis and from July 2019 his research activities will be supported by the European Research Council (ERC starting grant).
Our research activities are positioned at the interface of supramolecular chemistry, dynamic covalent chemistry and the synthesis of functional materials. One central goal of our group is to study complex chemical networks at equilibrium and beyond (systems chemistry). We are also active in the field of functional organic materials and synthetic carbon allotropes, where we seek to apply the synthesized compounds in new-generation solar cells and photocatalysis.
Coworkers in the Delius group will be trained in all aspects of synthetic organic chemistry (synthesis, purification, literature research), supramolecular chemistry (screenings, titrations, crystallisation), as well as analytical chemistry (NMR, MS, HPLC, LCMS, GC). Our research on systems chemistry will contribute to a better understanding of highly complex systems in nature and we are working towards practical applications in molecular sensing and organic electronics.
Congrats to Oleksandr Shyshov on the successful defence of his PhD thesis about the supramolecular chemistry of orthoesters and fluorinated cyclohexanes!
Congrats to Balakrishna Bugga on the publication of his paper about mechanically interlocked SWCNTs in Angewandte Chemie.
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Paper of the Month
April 2021: Tian and coworkers achieved the sequence-selective synthesis of a decapeptide by two parallel operating molecular machines.
March 2021: The group of Haino investigated a supramolecular polymer based on the association of fullerenes with calixarene hosts in the main chain.
February 2021: Braun and coworkers observed the formation of structured oligonucleotide sequences from a random pool after replication by templated ligation.
January 2021:The group of Ulrich achieved cell-selective siRNA delivery by RNA-templated dynamic covalent polymers.
December 2020: Maglia and coworkers developed a DNA piston which uses chemical energy for molecular transport against an apllied bias.
November 2020: McTernan, De Bo and Leigh designed a nanomachine that uses Wittig reactions for the formation of a single-sequence oligomer.
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