It is our aim to investigate the reactivity of radicals, charged radicals, and paramagnetic transition-metal complexes. Such species can occur as starting compounds or be formed in complex sequences. We establish the structure of the involved molecules and analyze the kinetics of their reactions in a broad range of time regimes.
Such reactivity patterns are relevant in a broad palette of research fields and comprise:
Material Science Radical Polymerization Organic Conductors
Life Sciences Antioxidants Oxidative Stress Photodynamic Therapy
Chemistry Stereoselective Catalysis Free Radicals Radical Ions Kinetics of Radical Reactions
For the investigation of the above aspects, we utilize, refine and develop experimental methodologies based on (para)magnetic resonance (EPR, ENDOR, CIDEP, CIDNP), electrochemistry (cyclovoltammetry), UV-VIS spectroscopy, and combinations of all these methods. The experimental studies are accompanied by theoretical calculations on appropriate levels.