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.
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Paper of the Month
May 2020: Lei and coworkers demonstrated the catalytic activity of the naturally occurring Morus alba Diels-Alderase as first stand-alone Diels-Alderase ever.
April 2020: The group of Williams presented a fascinating study about the self-assembly of weblike structures by the evaporation of whiskey droplets.
March 2020: Wu and coworkers reported a "peripheral templation" in tetrahedral anion cages by chriral guests.
February 2020: Hermans and coworkers designed a fuel-driven reaction cycle which yields hydrogels with re-programmable morphologies.
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.
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