René Brachvogel, MSc

René Brachvogel, MSc


Ph.D. Student


Room: 344 (N26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-38353



René Brachvogel was born in Herborn, Germany. He studied Chemistry at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and conducted research in the laboratory of Prof. Rudi van Eldik during his Bachelor studies. He did his master thesis in the lab of Prof. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, where he worked on novel H2S-donating systems. In spring 2013 he joined the Delius group working towards establishing dynamic orthoester exchange as a new tool in the field of supramolecular and systems chemistry. Outside the lab he likes TaiChi, reading books, travelling the world and enjoys the local cuisine.


Bachelor Thesis

Synthese und Reaktivität zweier mononuklearer Pt(II)-Komplexe mit unterschiedlichen Donor-Atomen

Master Thesis

Synthesis of new H2S-donating compounds

Research area

The orthoester motif as a dynamic platform for supramolecular chemistry and systems chemistry

Prizes & Awards

  • Prize for best talk at 18th JCF Spring Symposium 2016, Kiel, Germany

  • First poster Prize at ISMSC 2015, Strasbourg (out of >350 posters)

  • Member of Graduate School Molecular Science (GSMS)

  • FCI doctoral scholarship

Conference contributions

  • FCI Regional Meeting, Erlangen, Germany, 03/12/2013: oral presentation

  • 16th JCF Spring Symposium 2014, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany, 26-29/3/2014: poster presentation

  • Graduate School Molecular Science, Kirchberg, Austria, 08-13/02/2015: oral presentation

  • 17th JCF Spring Symposium 2015, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, 25-28/03/2015: poster presentation

  • Gordon Research Conference "Artificial Molecular Switches and Machines", Stonehill College, North Easton, USA, 7-12/6/2015: poster presentation

  • 10th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC), Strasbourg, France, 28/6 - 2/7 2015: poster presentation

  • GDCh Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2015, Dresden, Germany, 30/8 - 2/9 2015: oral and poster presentation

  • 18th JCF Spring Symposium 2016, Kiel, Germany, 16-19/03/2016: oral presentation

  • ICPOC23, Sydney, Australia, 3-8/7/2016: oral presentation

  • ISMSC2016, Seoul, South Korea, 10-14/7/2016: poster presentation

  • SupraChem 2017, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, 13 - 14/2/2017: poster presentation

  • 19th JCF Spring Symposium 2017, Mainz, Germany, 29/03 - 01/04/2017: poster presentation


7)O. Shyshov, R. Brachvogel, T. Bachmann, R. Srikantharajah, D. Segets, F. Hampel, R. Puchta, M. von Delius Adaptive Behaviour of Dynamic Orthoester CryptandsAngewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56, 776-781
6)R. Brachvogel, M. von Delius The Dynamic Covalent Chemistry of Esters, Acetals and OrthoestersEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016, 3662-3670
5)A. Herrera, A. Linden, F. W. Heinemann, R. Brachvogel, M. von Delius, R. Dorta Optimized Syntheses of Optically Pure P-Alkene Ligands: Crystal Structures of a Pair of P-Stereogenic DiastereomersSynthesis 2016, 48, 1117-1121
4)R. Brachvogel, H. Maid, M. von Delius NMR Studies on Li+, Na+ and K+ Complexes of Orthoester Cryptand o-Me2-1.1.1International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2015, 16, 20641-20656
3)R. Brachvogel, F. Hampel, M. von Delius Self-assembly of dynamic orthoester cryptatesNature Communications 2015, 6, 7129
2)R. Brachvogel, M. von Delius Orthoester exchange: a tripodal tool for dynamic covalent and systems chemistryChemical Science 2015, 6, 1399-1403
1)M. von Delius, R. Brachvogel Novel crown ether complexes and methods for producing the sameEuropean Patent Application 2014, EP14186189.8