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 Balakrishna Bugga on the publication of his paper about mechanically interlocked SWCNTs in Angewandte Chemie.
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).
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Paper of the Month
November 2020: McTernan, De Bo and Leigh designed a nanomachine that uses Wittig reactions for the formation of a single-sequence oligomer.
September 2020: Jasti and coworkers presented an impressive computational study on the effect of curvature on diverse donor/acceptor fluorophores, paving the way towards redshifted nanohoops.
August 2020: Hartmann and Greb reported the dynamic covalent self-assembly of a giant perfluorinated macrocycle via SiO4 linkers.
July 2020: "A mobile robotic chemist" was used by Cooper and coworkers to perform a fully automated screening in a photocatalytic HER study.
June 2020: Otto and coworkers reported the chance emergence of catalytic activity and promiscuity in a self-replicating system.
May 2020: Lei and coworkers demonstrated the catalytic activity of the naturally occurring Morus alba Diels-Alderase as first stand-alone Diels-Alderase ever.
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