Research in the Jäkle group is at the interface of organometallic, polymer and materials chemistry. Areas of current interest include:
Boron-doped Conjugated Oligomers, Polymers, and PAHs: We pursue new conjugated hybrid materials for applications in organic electronics and as luminescent sensory materials.
Nanostructured Luminescent Materials: We use controlled polymerization methods to prepare luminescent (co)polymers and study their self-assembly.
Stimuli-Responsive and Supramolecular Materials: We utilize new scorpionate-type ligands for the development of supramolecular metallopolymers.
Sustainable Chemistry: We develop polymer-supported Lewis acids and “frustrated” Lewis pairs (FLPs) for catalysis applications.
Chiral Lewis Acids and Lewis Pairs: We investigate planar chiral ferrocenes that are functionalized with Lewis acid/base sites for stereoselective synthesis.
The group in August 2016
We encourage inquiries of prospective new undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing cutting-edge research at the interface of main group and materials chemsitry. Please contact Prof. Jaekle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Group News:
2016 Frieder presents a plenary lecture at the European conference on Smart Inorganic Polymers in Portugal and a keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Catalysis and Fine Chemicals (C&FC-2016) in Taiwan
2016 ACS SEED summer student Mary-Jane wins a Poster Award for her work on borinic acid monomers and polymers
2016 Huina, Nurcan and Kanglei will present their research at ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia
2016 Welcome to ACS SEED summer scholars Jamila and Mary-Jane; summer interns Shivani, Nandini and Weijia; and postdoctoral fellows Yi from Lynn Loo's group and Joydeb from Chandrasekhar's group
2015/16 - Frieder & Alain present at the Pacifichem meeting; Frieder (plenary) and Huina attend the first Zing Conference on Inorganic Polymers in San Diego
2015 - ACS SEED summer intern Cindy Gnawa wins best poster award at the North Jersey ACS section poster session. Congrats!
2014/15 - We welcome new grad students Huina, Kanglei, Monika and postdoc Alain
2014/15 - Best wishes to Wenming who assumed a position of Assistant Professor in China; to Jiawei at Colorado State with Eugene Chen, Pangkuan at MIT with Holten-Anderson, Xiaodong at Columbia U with Luis Campos; Kshitij and Ami at Sirrus, Fei at Alcon, and Gajanan at Solvay company!
2014 - Congrats to Mayyadah for winning the 2014 Sabat Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry
2014 - PolyRU-N, a new $2.1 M polymer/nanomaterials characterization facility is funded by the State of New Jersey and expected to be fully operational in 2016.
2014 - Frieder is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Boards of Organometallics and Macromolecules/ACS Macro Letters
Some Recent Research Highlights:
Wenming's joint paper with the Liu group on B-N substituted polystyrene appears in Chem. Commun (2016).
Yi's review on "Merging Thiophene and Boron Chemsitry" appears in Dalton Trans (2016).
Xiaodong's work on "Highly robust organoboron poylmers " in Macromolecules is highlighted as a Synfact (2016).