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May, 2017

Immanuel Reim successfully finished his Master thesis. Well done.

April, 2017

Lukas Horndash joined our group for his Bachelor thesis. Welcome.

March, 2017

Robin recieved a scholarship from the DBG for the 116. Bunsentagung in Kaiserslautern. Congratulation.

January, 2017

We designed a cover picture for our latest paper in Chem. Eur. J. Look here.

November, 2016

Immanuel Reim started his master thesis working on novel Cu(I)-complexes. Welcome.

November, 2016

Our joint efforts to determine catalytic intermediates in the photocatalytic H2 production with copper photosensitizers are published in RSC Advances. Read here more.

October, 2016

Our new article in Chemistry A European Journal about the behavior of Copper complexes with an extended π-system is online. Read here.

September, 2016

Robin Giereth received a scholarship by the GDCh to participate the 25. Lecture Conference on Photochemistry in Jena. There we will present our latest results with an oral presentation and a poster. Link to the conference.

July, 2016

Alan Kurtz successfully finished his Bachelor thesis. Thereby, he established in cooperation with the group of Dr. Ziegenbalg (ITC) an new continous flow reactor system for the photocatalytic production of hydrogen. Well done!

May, 2016

Our resent results were presented at the 115th Bunsentagung in Rostock by an oral talk and a poster. Furthermore, our work is illustrated as cover picture of the PCCP special issue "Basic mechanism of solar energy conversion". Have a look here.

Apr 5, 2016

Alan Kurtz started his bachelor thesis in our group. His research is dedicated to the synthesis of copper complexes and their technical investigation in the light-driven hydrogen production. Welcome.

Robin Giereth started his research internship. He is interested in the preparation and calculation of improved copper photosensitizers with mixed-valent ligands. Good Luck!

Mar 16, 2016

Our new article in PCCP about basic light-induced processes in Iridium complexes is online. Read here.

Feb 23, 2016

The new group website is now online.

Welcome to the homepage of the karnahl research group. We are part of the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart. The homepage provides an overview about our current research interests, recent publications and open positions. For further details please check the different pages and enjoy reading.

”... I believe that water will be one day employed as fuel,
... water will be the coal of the future.“

Jules Verne ("The Mysterious Island", 1874)

Overview Research Projects, Photo of Sun


solar fuels, artificial photosynthesis, homogeneous catalysis, hydrogen production, CO2 reduction, ATRA and CDC reactions, copper photosensitizers, enzyme models, ligand design, organic synthesis, structure-property-relationships, catalytic intermediates, photophysics

Overview Research Projects
Last change: 23 Mar, 2017