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 May 2018
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
3/2018 Undergraduate researcher Mah Noor wins First Prize at the William Patterson University poster session for her work on Polymeric Lewis Acids. Well done, Noor!!!
8/2017 We coorganized a symposium at the 2017 Fall ACS Meeting in Washington on "Non-conventional building blocks in conjugated materials" - see the coverage in C&E News. The group also gave several poster and oral presentations.
7/2017 Frieder gives keynote lectures at the Imeboron in Hongkong and at ICBC in Xinxiang and visits several Universities in China
5/2017 Michela from the Univesity of Fribourg joins us for an internship; we also welcome high school summer interns Lubna, Loanna and Shivani who is returning for another project!
2017 - PolyRU-N, a new $2.1 M polymer/nanomaterials characterization facility is now fully operational.
2016 Frieder gives a plenary lecture at a 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. Congrats!
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