Inorganic Chemistry (ACS Publications)
Inorganic and organic synthesis, as well as rigorous physical characterization are the cornerstones of our research. Students and post-doctoral researchers will gain synthetic skills spanning inorganic (Schlenk & Glove Box techniques), solid state, solvothermal, and organic chemistry (for ligand synthesis). We employ a range of characterization techniques: single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, gas-sorption analysis, electrochemistry, thermogravimetry and various spectroscopic techniques: NMR, UV-Vis, IR, EPR, etc. These allow us to delineate important structure-function relationships that guide us in the design of new materials with predesigned physical properties.
Publishes fundamental studies in all phases of inorganic chemistry.
Norbert Stock has received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry with Prof. Schnick in 1998 at the University of Bayreuth and has spent the next 15 months as a postdoc in the groups of Prof. Ferey, Prof. Cheetham, and Prof. Stucky at the University of Versailles and University of California at Santa Barbara. In 2000, he joined the group of Prof. Bein at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, where he finished his habilitation in 2004. In the same year, he became Professor at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel. His research interests are within the field of inorganic–organic hybrid compounds. He has been involved in the development and application of high-throughput methods for reactions under solvothermal conditions. Thus, he is interested in the discovery of new hybrid compounds, in understanding their formation, as well as in setting up synthesis–structure relationships.
Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry is devoted to the rapid dissemination of original research papers of relevance to inorganic and metal-organic chemists and nano-scientists engaged in synthesis and characterization of Inorganic, Main Group, Metal-Organic and Nano-Particulate Constructs. This journal publishes syntheses and reactivity of new compounds, new classes of nanoparticles, new methods for preparation of known compounds and nanoparticles, and new experimental techniques and procedures. The journal is a publication aimed at the rapid dissemination of original research papers of particular importance to inorganic and metal-organic chemists and nanotechnology professionals. Original research articles that warrant speedy publication because of the unique scientific features and unprecedented scientific value will be given high priority in the peer reviewing process and published as a “High Priority Publication.”
Synthesis of Nitriles - Organic chemistry
Similar to zeolites, metal-organic frameworks could function as veritable solid-state scaffolds for a variety of small molecule transformations relevant to chemical feedstocks and energy conversion. We aim to synthesize new ligands and materials that will take advantage of the inherently rigid nature of MOFs and introduce redox-active metal centers with particularly unusual and reactive coordination spheres. These could serve as efficient catalysts for a series of transformations of industrial importance.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Courses
Molecular multinuclear inorganic clusters exhibit unusual photophysical, magnetic, and catalytic properties when compared to low nuclearity or mononuclear organometallic complexes. In principle, the incorporation of multinuclear clusters in ordered microporous arrays should afford multifunctional materials whose properties combine those of molecular clusters with those of the bulk solids. We aim to develop new ligands that will afford highly connected metal-organic frameworks whose synthesis has been very challenging and serendipitous thus far. We are interested in exploring the unique electronic properties of such materials, with potential applications in catalysis and luminescent materials.