Welcome to the Group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller
Carl von Ossietzky-University of Oldenburg - Inorganic Chemistry
February 2016: Master Defense
Jelte Nimoth successfully defended his master thesis.
January 2016: Master Defense
Sandra Künzler successfully defended her master thesis.
January 2016: Heinz-Neumüller Scholarship again!
Dennis Lutters is awarded this year's Heinz-Neumüller Scholarship
December 2015: Ph.D. Defense
Lena Albers passed her final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Mechanistic Investigations on Lewis Acid-Catalysed Skeletal Rearrangement Reactions of Polysilanes and Germapolysilanes - Subtle Capture of Intermediates"
Not only her flawless defense but also the attendance and support from our guests Dr. Judith Baumgartner, Prof. Christoph Marschner, University of Graz, Austria, and Prof. Kim Baines, University of Western Ontario, Canada, made this a really special event.
November 2015: Master Defense
Valentin Morosow successfully defended his master thesis.
October 2015: Master Defense
Katherina Rüger successfully defended her master thesis.
September - December 2015: Special Guest
Prof. Kim Baines, University of Western Ontario, Canada, is a guest in our working group from Septemeber to December 2015
March 2015: Ph.D. Defense
Natalie Kordts passed her final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Intramolekular stabilisierte Organoelementkationen der Gruppe 14
in der C-F Bindungsaktivierung"
January 2015: Heinz - Neumüller Scholarship
Crispin Reinhold is awarded this year's Heinz - Neumüller Scholarship.
August 2014: ISOS XVII Poster Prizes
Again this time Oldenburg's silicon chemists were awarded with two prizes at the International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry XVII in Berlin. Lena Albers' Poster "Cationic Rearrangements in Polysilanes - The Surprising Preference for Hydrogen Bridged Silyl Cations" was under the ten best posters out of 252 contributions. Natalie Kordts' self drawn poster which she presented in the context of the "Silicon Youth Valley: Si & me" was awarded the special prize for best chemical art.
January 2014: Ph.D. Defense
Matti Reißmann passed his final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Synthese, Charakterisierung und Reaktivität von silylkationischen Lewis Paaren"
September 2013: IUPAC Poster Prize
Natalie Kordts was awarded the IUPAC Poster Prize at the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2013 in Darmstadt. Combining her remarkable results with her passion in design made her self-drawn poster "New Catalyst for CF Bond Activation" outstanding.
August 2013: Master Defense
Henning Großekappenberg sucessfully defended his master thesis,
May 2013: INTERNATIONAL CHEMISTRY OLYMPICS 2014
Again this year, 18 students from different schools in Lower Saxony joined our preparation seminar for the annual International Chemistry Olympics where they had the chance to deepen their theoretical knowledge and practice working in a laboratory.
December 2012: Ph.D. Defense
André Schäfer passed his final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Silyliumionen und Silylkationische Lewispaare"
November 2012: Ph.D. Defense
Patrick Zark passed his final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Experimentelle und theoretische Untersuchungen zu amino- und silylsubstituierten cyclischen Tetrylen"
October 2012: Master Defense
Crispin Reinhold successfully defended his master thesis.
Juli 2012: Ph.D. Defense
Claudia Gerdes passed her final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Terphenylsubstituierte 7-Silanorbornadiene und das erste 7-Silanorbornadienylkation als Precursorverbindung für ein intermediäres Silyliumyliden"
Juli 2012: Master Defense
Dennis Lutters successfully defended his master thesis.
May 2012: International Chemistry Olympics 2013
For the fourth time our workgroup held a two day preparation seminar for the annual International Chemistry Olympics. 26 ambitious students from different schools in Lower Saxony joined this course where they had the chance to extend their theoretical knowledge and to experience the practical work in a laboratory.
March 2012: OLB-/EWE-Award
Crispin Reinhold is awarded this year's OLB-/EWE-Award for outstanding student performance.
February 2012: Visiting Ph.D. student from France
Juliette Berthe, Ph.D. student at Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée, Toulouse, (Group of Prof. A. Baceiredo) is conducting a research project in our group from February till April.
October 2012: Highlight Article
Our article "A New Synthesis of Triarylsilylium Ions and Their Application in Dihydrogen Activation" in Angewandte Chemie is ranked as very important paper.
A. Schäfer, M. Reißmann, A. Schäfer, W. Saak, D. Haase, T. Müller,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12636.
- DWV-Mitteilung 2012, 16, 28
- Wasserstoffspiegel 2012, 4
October 2011: Visiting student from Iran
Nastaran Hayati Roodbari from Teheran University, Teheran, Iran is conducting a research project in our group as an IAESTE student from October till November.
November 2011: Master Defenses
Lena Albers, Corinna Borner, Natalie Kordts and Kai Schütte all successfully defended their Master theses.
August 2011: Oldenburg's Silicon chemists are ahead
Patrick Zark and André Schäfer received both Poster Awards at the XVI International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry (ISOS XVI, August 14 - 18, 2011, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada) out of a competition of 172 Posters (see www.isos-xvi.org/). They enjoyed (and survived) together the first price, a round trip with a DC3 Dakota. Claudia Gerdes perfected our performance with a Poster of Distinction!
André Schäfer and Claudia Gerdes were also very successful at the Inorganic Discussion Weekend of the Canadian Chemical Society (IDW, August 19 - 21, Crown Plaza, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada). André won the poster competition and Claudia's poster received once again a mark of distinction. Needless to say that they presented different topics at both conferences! (see www.isos-xvi.org/post-isos-overview/).
June 2011: Highlight Articel
Our article "Stannylium Ions, a Tin(II) Arene Complex, and a Tin Dication Stabilized by Weakly Coordinating Anions" in Chemistry is ranked as very important paper.
A. Schäfer, F. Winter, W. Saak, D. Haase, R. Pöttgen, T. Müller,
Chemistry - A European Journal 2011, 17, 10979.
- Nachrichten aus Chemie + Technik, March 2012
June 2011: Cover Page of Organometallics
Our article "Disilylfluoronium Ions - Synthesis, Structure and Bonding" was selected for the front cover of Organometallics.
N. Lühmann, H. Hirao, S. Shaik, T. Müller,
Organometallics 2011, 30, 4087.
Mai 2011: Ph.D. Defense
Nicole Lühmann passed her final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Die Anwendung von Organoelementkationen der Gruppe 14 in der CF-Aktivierung und theoretische Studien zu Verbindungen mit einem zweifach koordinierten Siliciumatom"
January 2011: Ph.D. Defense
Nadine Dehnert passed her final Ph.D. exam successfully.
"Reaktion der Halogenide der Gruppe 14 mit 1,5-Diphenylbisbidin"