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.



High electromagnetic field enhancement of TiO2 nanotubes electrodes

Inez Weidinger and coworkers have published a joint paper of three Unicat groups in Angewandte Chemie. They have created


20 Years of Green Chemistry

John Warner, the founder of the field of Green Chemistry and eponym of the Chemical Invention Factory (CIF) will present


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


Most Recent Publications

Über die Ursachen der deutlich unterschiedlichen Reaktivität von Ruthenium unter den [MO]+/CH4-Systemen (M=Fe, Ru, Os) X. Sun, S. Zhou, L. Yue, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie 2018, 130, 6039–6043, 10.1002/ange.201800173

On the Origin of the Distinctly Different Reactivity of Ruthenium in [MO]+/CH4Systems (M=Fe, Ru, Os) X. Sun, S. Zhou, L. Yue, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57, 5934–5937, 10.1002/anie.201800173

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

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