Press Releases and short notes from the Organisch-Chemisches Institut at WWU Münster
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Chemists of the University of Münster develope a new method for the formation of fluorinated molecular rings

Sought-after compounds readily accessible for the first time / Science publication as “breakthrough”

© Dr.Dziemba

Professor Frank Glorius and his coworkers have developed a new and simple method for the formation of previously difficult to access fluorine-substituted three-dimensional cyclic molecules. Since these molecules are interesting for the development of new drugs or functional materials, this work was selected for publication in the renowned journal Science.
(upper link to German press release)

Awards for PhD student and supervisor

Ernst - Glorius
© Prof. Frank Glorius

PhD student Johannes Ernst and his supervisor, Prof. Frank Glorius, from the Organic Chemistry Institute will receive two awards from the International Precious Metal Institute (IPMI) in Florida in June. Johannes Ernst will be awarded a "Student Award" for the excellent research on the modification of transition metal catalysts with organic molecules (N-heterocyclic carbenes), while Prof. Glorius will receive an award for his dedicated and outstanding supervision.
(upper link to German press release)

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Distinction for Professor Gerhard Erker

The Chemical Society of Japan", CSJ, has named Prof. Erker as an honorary member
© G. Erker

The chemical society of Japan ("The Chemical Society of Japan", CSJ) has appointed Prof. Dr. Gerhard Erker of the Organisch-Chemisches Institut of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) as its honorary member. In this way, the Japanese society acknowledged the outstanding achievements of him in the field of chemistry. From 1990 to 2015, Gerhard Erker was one of the directors of the Organisch-Chemisches Institut of the WWU and has been a senior professor since then. He was also the German speaker of the first Japanese-German international graduate school (IRTG Münster-Nagoya, duration 2005 to 2014). (upper link to German press release)

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Radical Coupling Reaction published in Science

Studer et al., Science 2017
© WWU - AK Studer (photo: lt)

Within the Science magazine the Studer Research Group has published a unique concept for the transition metal-free formation of three C-C-bonds starting from vinylboron ate complexes. The presented method complies to the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction. This work has been supported and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
Publication in Science (free access)

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Chemist Manuel van Gemmeren leads new Otto Hahn Junion Research Group

Award by the Max Planck Society/Basic Research on the Control of Chemical Reactions
van Gemmeren
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Since January 2017, Dr. Manuel van Gemmeren from the Organic Chemistry Institute of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) heads an Otto Hahn Junior Research Group of the Max Planck Society (MPG). He teaches and conducts his research at the WWU and is at the same time affiliated to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr.
(upper link to German press release)

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EU Funds WWU-Chemist with 1.5 Million Euros

Starting Grant for Prof. Dr. Gustavo Fernández Huertas
Gustavo Fernández
© Prof. G. Fernández

Good news from Brussels: Prof. Dr. Gustavo Fernández Huertas from the Organic Chemistry Institute of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) receives one of the prestigious European research grants – the “Starting Grant” of the European Research Council (ERC), worth almost 1.5 million Euros.
(upper link to German press release)

Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius receives the Mukaiyama Award

The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Japan has Selected Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius as Recipient of the 2017 Mukaiyama Award.
Frank Glorius
© Peter Grewer, WWU

The highly prestigious Mukaiyama Award has been launched in 2005, in order to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to synthetic organic chemistry. Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius receives the award for his diverse pioneering contributions to the fields of N-heterocyclic carbenes (in organocatalysis, transition metal catalysis, and on-surface chemistry), C–H activation, and the development of smart screening methods.

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Million-Euro-Funding for Chemist

European Research Council Awards Prof. Armido Studer with an “Advanced Grant”
Armido Studer
© Prof. Armido Studer

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded yet another scientist of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) with one of the most prestigious European research grants: Prof. Dr. Armido Studer of the Organic Chemistry Institute receives the “Advanced Grant”, worth 2.5 million Euros, for his research in the area of electron catalyzed reactions. “This award is an outstanding honor for Prof. Studer in particular, but also for the University of Münster as a whole”, the rector of the WWU, Prof. Dr. Ursula Nelles emphasized. “This is an additional testament to the cutting-edge research offered by the WWU.”
(upper link to German press release)