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May, 2019

Is there photoaccumulation of a second electron in a heteroleptic Cu(I) photosensitizer? Read more in our new publication in PCCP.

May, 2019

Welcome Florian Döttinger. He just started with his master thesis dealing with Cu(I) complexes containing an electron storage moiety.

April, 2019

Sarah Maier finished her Master thesis, where she succeed to design novel phenanthroline ligands with an additional electron storage unit. Congratulation.

February, 2019

Fiona Schneider has successfully completed her research internship. She studied the photostability of some novel Cu(I) photosensitizers.

December, 2018

Congratulation to Martin and Marie-Ann. Our new full paper dealing with imidazo-phenanthroline ligands for Cu(I) photosensitizers appeared: Read here.

November, 2018

Our new full paper about Cu(I) photosensitizers with amazing long excited state lifetimes is now online: Read here.

October, 2018

Bernd Maier has completed his bachelor thesis and Sarah Maier came back for her master thesis.

September, 2018

Our new article about the comparison of copper with ruthenium photosensitizers is online. Read here.

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: 13 Mar, 2018