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October, 2020

Our recent publication in Chem. Eur. J. about a Ru(II) photosensitizer containing a fused naphthaloylenebenzene moiety was selected for a cover picture and awarded as a "Hot paper". Many thanks to all collaborators! Read more

September, 2020

Fiona defended her master thesis with success. She was dealing with the application of copper based complexes in different types of light-driven catalysis.

June, 2020

Our joint study about the development of a unique rylene type diimine ligand and its Ru(II) photosensitizer is published in Chem. Eur. J. Read more

April, 2020

Jasmin succesfully finished her Bachelor thesis. She had a good, but challenging time with the selective substitution of phenanthroline ligands.

March, 2020

Here it is. Please, read our new article in the special issue of Inorganic Chemistry entitled as "Light Controlled Reactivity of Metal Complexes". Read more

March, 2020

Our new paper in Chem. Eur. J. investigating Cu(I) photosensitizers with multidentate ligands by X-ray absorption spectroscopy got accepted. Read more

March, 2020

Finally, I received my "Baden-Württemberg Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik". See here

February, 2020

Welcome back Fiona! Fiona started her Master thesis using copper based complexes for light-driven catalysis.

December, 2019

We wish a Merry Christmas and thank all cooperation partners for a productive year.

November, 2019

Our recent publication in Chemistry Eur. J. about Cu(I) phosphinooxazoline photosensitizers is online now. Read more

November, 2019

Jasmin Birnbaum joined the group for her Bachelor thesis. Welcome!

October, 2019

Florian Döttinger accomplished his Master thesis with great success and continues his work now as research assistant.

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