Welcome to the Ghadwal Group

We are a synthetic inorganic/ organometallic group and aim at the synthesis of new molecules featuring a low-valent main-group element(s), particularly from Group 13-15, and exploration of their structure, reactivity, and physical (optical, magnetic, and electronic) properties. A special emphasis is given to the activation and/ or functionalization of small molecules as a sustainable means to access new valuable compounds. 

Developing open-shell molecular systems for advanced functional materials and designing new ligand sets for more efficient and selective catalytic  structures are among the other topics we are currently working on.

 

NEWS

29.12.2020: Mahendra and Falk's work on "Isolation of a Ge(I) Diradicaloid and Dihydrogen Splitting" has been just accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc.

06.11.2020: Arne's work on "Nickel Catalyzed Intramolecular 1,2‐Aryl Migration of Mesoionic Carbenes (iMICs)" just accepted by Angewandte Chemie.

20.10.2020: Dennis's work on Isolation of a 16π‐Electrons 1,4‐Diphosphinine‐1,4‐diide with a Planar C4P2 Ring" just accepted by Chem. Eur. J.

RECENT RESULTS

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Diphosphenes with the Narrowest HOMO–LUMO Energy Gap to date.