Welcome to the Cluster of Excellence UniCat

Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat) approved


“We are delighted about the cluster´s approval and the possibility to conduct innovative research,” says Matthias Driess, Professor of Chemistry at Technische Universität Berlin and one of UniSysCat’s three spokespersons. “We will work in five interdisciplinary research areas on the elucidation and evolution of catalytic networks. The aim is to fundamentally understand how reactants, intermediates, and reaction products come into customized contact with the various catalysts involved,” explains Arne Thomas, also cluster spokesperson and Professor of Chemistry at Technische Universität Berlin.

The UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence, proposed by Technische Universität Berlin, will play a key role in Germany and can build on ten years of outstanding work by UniCat, the previous cluster of the Excellence Initiative. "Individual catalytic reactions are already well understood in many cases. The challenge now is to decipher reaction networks in chemical and biological catalysis in space and time so that they can then be controlled, predicted and modified", explains Peter Hildebrandt, Professor of Physical Chemistry and third spokesperson for UniSysCat.

UniSysCat acknowledges all involved research groups and partner institutions for their great engagement and the excellent research contributions enabling the proposal to fund UniSysCat. Furthermore we are grateful for the work of all referees and the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the review and funding of UniSysCat.


News

2018-10-15

Stefan Hecht new Associate Editor of “The Journal of Organic Chemistry”

Prof. Stefan Hecht was appointed as Associate Editor at the American Chemical Society’s “The Journal of Organic Chemistr

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2018-09-27

Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat)

How to Understand and Utilize Networks in Catalysis

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2018-09-01

Professor Katrina T. Forest awarded with an Einstein Visiting Fellowship

We are glad to announce the successful application of Prof. Katrina T. Forest (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for an E

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Most Recent Publications

Selective C−O Coupling Hidden in the Thermal Reaction of [Al2CuO5]+with Methane S. Zhou, X. Sun, L. Yue, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Chemistry - A European Journal 2018, 24, 14649–14653, 10.1002/chem.201804059

Quantum-Chemical Approach to NMR Chemical Shifts in Paramagnetic Solids Applied to LiFePO4and LiCoPO4 A. Mondal, M. Kaupp The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018, 9, 1480–1484, 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00407

Efficient Light-Induced pKa Modulation Coupled to Base-Catalyzed Photochromism J. Gurke, Š. Budzák, B. M. Schmidt, D. Jacquemin, S. Hecht Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57, 4797–4801, 10.1002/anie.201801270

Label-Free MIP Sensors for Protein Biomarkers K. J. Jetzschmann, X. Zhang, A. Yarman, U. Wollenberger, F. W. Scheller Label-Free Biosensing M.J. Schöning, A. Poghossian Springer 2018, 291–321, 10.1007/5346_2017_3

Molecular LEGO by domain-imprinting of cytochrome P450 BM3 K. J. Jetzschmann, A. Yarman, L. Rustam, P. Kielb, V. B. Urlacher, A. Fischer, I. M. Weidinger, U. Wollenberger, F. W. Scheller Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2018, 164, 240–246, 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2018.01.047

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UniCat


is a Cluster of Excellence within the framework of the Excellence Initiative researching the economically important field of catalysis.
 
About 240 chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers of 4 universities and 2 Max Planck research institutes are involved in Berlin and Potsdam. More about UniCat.