in the Jäkle group is highly interdisciplinary, involving aspects
of organic, organometallic, polymer and materials chemistry. Areas of current interest include:
Controlled Free Radical Polymerization of Functional Monomers
Self-assembly of Organoboron Block Copolymer and Star Polymers
Chemical Sensors based on Luminescent Polymers
New Electron-acceptor Conjugated Materials
for Optoelectronic Devices
Polymer-supported Redox-active Metal Complexes
Polymer-supported Catalysts based on FLPs
Planar Chiral Lewis Acids and Frustrated Lewis Pairs in Stereoselective Synthesis.
The group in July 2012
Recent Group News:
2013 - Frieder is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Organometallics
2013 - Fei wins this year's Graduate School Dean's Doctoral Dissertation Award for the most outstanding thesis. Congratulations, Fei!
2013 - Congratulations to Clarisse for winning the 2013 Sabat Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry at the Undergraduate Level and to Mayyadah for securing a highly competetive Dean's Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
2013 - Pangkuan is moving to MIT for a postdoc and Fei joins Anne McNeil's group at the University of Michigan. Good luck to both of them!
2013 - Our proposal for establishment of a $2.1 M polymer characterization facility at Rutgers-Newark (PolyRU-N) has been recommended for funding by the State of New Jersey
2013 - Chengzhong starts as a chemist at WSP Chemical & Technology, a company recently acquired by Solvay
2012 - Patrick secures a job at Novoset, a New Jersey start up company. Our best wishes to Patrick!