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Light-driven reactions of molecular metal oxides



A central research focus in our group is the development of new synthetic routes to functionalized vanadium oxide clusters. Here, we combine concepts of supramolecular coordination chemistry and inorganic chemistry to develop and optimize metal-functionalized clusters with improved visible light absorption. These compounds are employed in VIS-light driven selective photooxidations such as alcohol oxidations, epoxidations or pollutant degradation.

Using the unique dynamic solution chemistry of vanadates, we investigate the complex reactivity and dynamic reorganization of the clusters under catalytic conditions so as to understand how to improve their reactivity and stability.


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