Welcome to the Cluster of Excellence UniCat

Excellence Strategy: UniSysCat proposal submitted

The designated spokespersons Prof. Matthias Driess, Prof. Arne Thomas, and Prof. Peter Hildebrandt have submitted the full proposal for the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Systems in Catalysis”, UniSysCat in short.



Electrosynthesized MIPs for transferrin: Plastibodies or nano-filters?

A new joint paper of four UniCat groups in the oncoming 'Biosensors & Bioelectronics' vol 105 on Molecular Imprinting of


Canada Gairdner International Award for Prof. Peter Hegemann

UniCat Prof. Peter Hegemann was announced a 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate, together with Karl Deisse


Efficient Light-Induced pKa-Modulation coupled to Base-Catalyzed Photochromism

Hot Paper of Stefan Hecht and coworkers in Angewandte Chemie. Photoswitchable acid-base pairs, whose pKa values can be


Most Recent Publications

High electromagnetic field enhancement of TiO2 nanotubes electrodes I. Weidinger, K. H. Ly, H. I. Oener, C. Querebillo, C. David, U. Gernert, C. Walter, M. Driess, S. Leimkühler Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 10.1002/anie.201802597

Hydrogen evolution by cobalt hangman porphyrins under operating conditions studied by vibrational spectro-electrochemistry P. Kielb, M. Horch, P. Wrzolek, R. Goetz, K. H. Ly, J. Kozuch, M. Schwalbe, I. M. Weidinger Catalysis Science & Technology 2018, 8, 1849–1857, 10.1039/C7CY02253K

ATP-dependent substrate reduction at an [Fe8S9] double-cubane cluster J. H. Jeoung, H. Dobbek Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2018, 115, 2994–2999, 10.1073/pnas.1720489115

The arrestin-1 finger loop interacts with two distinct conformations of active rhodopsin M. Elgeti, R. Kazmin, A. S. Rose, M. Szczepek, P. W. Hildebrand, F. J. Bartl, P. Scheerer, K. P. Hofmann Journal of Biological Chemistry 2018, 293, 4403–4410, 10.1074/jbc.M117.817890

Hydrogen/Deuterium-Exchange Reactions of Methane with Aromatics and Cyclohexane Catalyzed by a Nanoscopic Aluminum Chlorofluoride B. Calvo, T. Braun, E. Kemnitz ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 403–406, 10.1002/cctc.201701327

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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.