Welcome to the Cluster of Excellence UniCat



Liebig Medal for Markus Antonietti

Honoring of Antonietti’s groundbreaking work in the converging fields of polymer research and nanoscience


New Einstein Visiting Fellow

Professor Stephen P. Cramer from the University of California, Davis will join the UniCat research group of Professor Pe


Former UniCat Scientist awarded the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize 2016

Physicist Regine von Klitzing honored for her important contributions to polymer physics.


Most Recent Publications

Efficient Room-Temperature Methane Activation by the Closed-Shell, Metal-Free Cluster [OSiOH]+: A Novel Mechanistic Variant X. Sun, S. Zhou, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Chemistry - A European Journal 2016, 22, 14257–14263, 10.1002/chem.201601981

Mechanistic Variants in Gas-Phase Metal-Oxide Mediated Activation of Methane at Ambient Conditions J. Li, S. Zhou, J. Zhang, M. Schlangen, D. Usharani, S. Shaik, H. Schwarz Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 11368–11377, 10.1021/jacs.6b07246

Efficient Room-Temperature Activation of Methane by TaN+under C−N Coupling S. Zhou, J. Li, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 11678–11681, 10.1002/anie.201606259

The Unique Gas-Phase Chemistry of the [AuO]+/CH4Couple: Selective Oxygen-Atom Transfer to, Rather than Hydrogen-Atom Abstraction from, Methane S. Zhou, J. Li, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 10877–10880, 10.1002/anie.201605259

Chemical looping as reactor concept for the oxidative coupling of methane over a Na2WO4/Mn/SiO2 catalyst V. Fleischer, P. Littlewood, S. Parishan, R. Schomäcker Chemical Engineering Journal 2016, 306, 646–654, 10.1016/j.cej.2016.07.094

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