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Welcome to the Apfel group

The Apfel group is interested in the activation of biologically and industrially relevant small molecules such as H2, N2, O2, CO and CO2. Especially the activation of CO2 and formation of H2 are main topics and projects involve the synthesis of novel materials as mimics for the Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase and Hydrogenases.



News

August 2016: New online Reports!

The new Paper on Pentlandites as heterogeneous catalysts is highlighted at several magazines:

Neues Deutschland
Innovations-Report
ScienceDaily


August 2016: New Degrees from our Group

Congrats to Leonardo Castañeda Losado for finishing his Master thesis! The best of luck for the future!


27 July 2016: New paper in Nature Communications

A new paper from Kai, Stefan and Ulf in collaboration with the group of Prof. Schuhmann (RUB) was published in Nature Commun.. The work was also highlighted at the University's Homepage!

"Mithilfe von Platinkatalysatoren lässt sich Wasserstoff effizient herstellen. Aber das Metall ist selten und teuer. Forscher haben eine genauso gute, aber günstigere Alternative entdeckt..."

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19 July 2016: New paper in PNAS

A new paper from Ulf and Florian in collaboration with the group of Dr. Stripp (FU Berlin) got accepted for publication in PNAS.


24 June 2016: New paper in Chemistry Select

A New Paper about Iron-catalyzed Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions from Anette was accepted for publication in Chemistry Select.


20 May 2016: New paper in Dalton Transactions

Florians Paper on Redox-controlled NO Release got accepted for publication in Dalton Trans.


01 April 2016: New group members

We welcome our new Bachelor students David Tetzlaff and Daniel Waffel. Good luck for your work!


March 2016: New paper in Angew. Chem.

A new paper from Ulf in collaboration with the group of Prof. Happe (RUB) got accepted for publication in Angew. Chem.


New Article at the RUB-Homepage

A recent publication from the group in collaboration with the group of Prof. Happe was highlighted at the University's Homepage!

"Ein interdisziplinäres Forscherteam der RUB hat einen Weg gefunden, Wasserstoff mit halbsynthetisch erzeugten Enzymen herzustellen. Aber kleine Veränderungen in der Zusammensetzung der Enzyme machen diese inaktiv..."

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January 2016: New paper in Inorg. Chem.

New Year, new Paper! Anettes Paper on Tripodal Iron(II)Phosphane Complexes got accepted for publication in Inorg. Chem.


December 2015: New paper in Dalton Trans.

Fraukes Paper on Bimetallic Nickel Complexes got accepted for publication in Dalton Trans.


December 2015: New Degrees from our Group

Congrats to Mohamed El Tokhey for finishing his Master thesis! The best of luck for the future!


October 2015: New paper in Chem. Sci.

New paper from Ulf in collaboration with the group of Prof. Happe (RUB) got accepted for publication in Chem. Sci.


Oktober 2015: Degrees from the Apfel group

Congrats to Manuel Seidel, Linda Iffland, Philipp Gerschel who finished their bachelor thesis. Congrats also to Jessica Barilone who finished her master thesis as a collaborative work with the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (M. van Gastel).


08 May 2015: New instrument installed

The group now owns a fully functional Mossbauer system.


01 May 2015: New group members

We welcome our new Bachelor students Manuel Seidel, Linda Iffland, Philipp Gerschel. Good luck for your work.


27 March 2015: Degrees from the Apfel group

Congrats to Nadine Ritterskamp who finished their master thesis. Good luck for you in Cardiff.


16 March 2015: New paper in EJIC

Anettes Paper on Sonogashira coupling with tetrahedral Ni-complexes was accepted for publication.


05 November 2014: Congrats to Frauke

Congrats to Frauke Möller! She received the prestigious fellowship of the "Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt".


07 July 2014: New group member!

Welcome to Nadine and good luck for her master thesis!


06 June 2014: New Funding for the Apfel group

We received confirmation that the DFG will support the group with a Emmy-Noether grant.


30 September 2014: First degrees from the Apfel group

Congrats to Frauke Möller, Anette Petuker and Stefan Piontek who finished their master thesis. We also congratulate Florian Wittkamp for his finishing his Bachelor studies.


19 November 2013: Welcome to a new member

We welcome Anette Petuker who will conduct her Specialization/Master in the team. Good luck!


06 November 2013: Welcome

We welcome Stefan Piontek who will conduct his Specialization/Master in the group. Good luck!


01 October 2013: Welcome

We welcome Frauke Moeller in the group as the first Specialization/Master student. Frauke will perform her Master thesis in the Apfel group. Good luck to her!


27 May 2013: A new homepage

The homepage is currently under construction!


01 May 2013: The lab starts

U.-P. Apfel received a Liebig fellowship of the "Fonds der chemischen Industrie" and started his own lab in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry I - Bioinorganic Chemistry under the mentorship of Prof. N. Metzler-Nolte.