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
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Openings. We encourage inquiries of prospective new undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing cutting-edge research at the interface of main group and materials chemistry. Please contact Prof. Jaekle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Group News:
2017 The group will give several poster and oral presentations at the upcoming Fall ACS Meeting in Washington. We are also coorganizing a symposium on "Non-conventional building blocks in conjugated materials". Hope to see you there!!!
2017 Frieder gives keynote lectures at the Imeboron in Hongkong and at ICBC in Xinxiang and visits several Universities in China
2017 Michela joins us for a 3-month internship, coming from the Univesity of Fribourg; we also welcome summer interns Lubna, Joanna and Shivani who is returning for another project!
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 present their research at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia
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 - 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.
Some Recent Research Highlights:
Xiaodong and Kanglei's work on Acceptor-Substituted Triarylboranes appears in Chem. Sci. (2017)
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).