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:
10/2017 Frieder gives lectures at UCLA and UC Riverside, travels to Nankai University for SKLEOC meeting
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 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:
New book on "Main Group Strategies for Functional Hybrid Materials", edited by T. Baumgartner and F. Jäkle about to be published with Wiley (ISBN: 978-1-119-23597-2)