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.
Huge congrats to two group members: Dr. Sebastian Beil has secured a prestigious Leopoldina postdoctoral fellowship (with Prof. Dave MacMillan, Princeton) and Julian Vogel was awarded the "Studienpreis Wirtschaftschemie (VCW)" for the best degree in management & chemistry in Germany
Congratulations to Fabian Fritze on the successful defense of his PhD thesis!
A warm invitation to the upcoming Mini-Symposium "Dynamic Covalent Cages" (October 25, Ulm University) with the following speakers: Artur Stefankiewicz (AMU Poznań), Anna McConnell (Uni Kiel), Florian Beuerle (Uni Würzburg) and Sébastien Ulrich (IBMM Montpellier).
Double congrats to Youzhi Xu who won an MDPI poster prize at ISMSC2019 and whose mini-review "The Supramolecular Chemistry of Strained Carbon Nanohoops" just got accepted in Angewandte Chemie.
Congrats to Xiang Wang and Oleksandr Shyshov whose paper on "inherently dynamic and adaptive orthoester crpytands" (the guest NH4+ acts both as a template and catalyst) was just accepted in JACS! Great added value came from a collaboration with Christof Jäger, Uni Nottingham.
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Paper of the Month
January 2020:Anderson and coworkers demonstrated the validity of Hückel´s rule for large macrocycles by the synthesis and examination of huge porphyrin nanorings with up to 162 π-electrons.
December 2019:Ishii and coworkers discovered a highly reproducible method for the preparation of a chiral supramolecule using rotary-evaporator-based mechanical rotation.
October 2019: Wulff and coworkers developed a bis-diazirine based crosslinker for aliphatic polymers which can even crosslink UHMWPE.
September 2019: Hawbaker and Blackmond evaluated the energy threshold for chiral symmetry breaking in molecular self-replication on the model of the Soai reaction system.
August 2019: Philp and coworkers report an intriguing case of compositional persistence in a dynamic network of replicators.
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