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Mussel-based underwater adhesive



A super adhesive made from intestinal bacteria

Manufacturing mussel-based underwater adhesives for healing bone fractures with the help of reprogramed intestinal bacte


A Highly Reactive Oxoiron(IV) Complex Supported by a Bioinspired N3O Macrocyclic Ligand

New Research Highlight by UniCat Professor Kallol Ray and former BIG-NSE fellow Ines Monte Perez in the international ed


Temperature dependence of the catalytic reduction of dioxygen by a cobalt complex

The synthesis and characterization of a hexanuclear cobalt complex involving a nonheme ligand system, supported on a Sn6


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Most Recent Publications

Reaction Coordinate Leading to H2 Production in [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Identified by Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory V. Pelmenschikov, J. A. Birrell, C. C. Pham, N. Mishra, H. Wang, C. Sommer, E. Reijerse, C. P. Richers, K. Tamasaku, Y. Yoda, T. B. Rauchfuss, W. Lubitz, S. P. Cramer Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 10.1021/jacs.7b09751

Elektronische Ursache konkurrierender Mechanismen bei der thermischen Aktivierung von Methan durch das heteronukleare Clusteroxid [Al2ZnO4].+ S. Zhou, L. Yue, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie 2017, 129, 14486–14990, 10.1002/ange.201704979

Electronic Origin of the Competitive Mechanisms in the Thermal Activation of Methane by the Heteronuclear Cluster Oxide [Al2ZnO4].+ S. Zhou, L. Yue, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56, 14297–14300, 10.1002/anie.201704979

Ursachen der unterschiedlichen Reaktivität von [AlCeOx]+(x=2-4) gegenüber Methan in Abhängigkeit vom Sauerstoffgehalt S. Zhou, J. Li, M. Schlangen, H. Schwarz Angewandte Chemie 2017, 129, 424–428, 10.1002/ange.201610424

On the Electronic Origin of Remarkable Ligand Effects on the Reactivities of [NiL]+Complexes (L=C6H5, C5H4N, CN) towards Methane S. Zhou, M. Firouzbakht, M. Schlangen, M. Kaupp, H. Schwarz Chemistry - A European Journal 2017, 23, 14430–14433, 10.1002/chem.201703767

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