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.



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.


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