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Excellent Master's theses in chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Münster awarded Fritz Paulus (Organic Chemistry), Laureen J. Dahrendorf (Business Administration in Chemistry) and Marlen C. Becker (Food Chemistry) with the Master’s Theses Prize. The representatives of the sponsoring companies Grosse-Hornke Private Consult, Wessling and Thescon presented the certificates for the awards, which are endowed with 1,000 euros, at the Master's ceremony for the graduation year 2022.

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Automated Synthesis of Complex, Fluorinated Carbohydrates

Dr. Teschers and Prof. Gilmour of the Organic Chemistry Institute at the WWU Münster have developed an automated method to generate well-defined, site-selectively modified glycomimetics for applications in biomedicine and chemical biology which was published in Angewandte Chemie.

Münster (upm)
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Researchers at Münster University solve a problem in organic chemistry

Scientists led by Prof. Armido Studer from the Organic Chemistry Institute at the University of Münster have developed a strategy that could give a boost to the development of pyridine-containing drugs and organic functional materials. 

Münster (upm)
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Light as a tool for the synthesis of complex molecules

Chemists at the University of Münster present new method for β-amino acid derivatives from alkenes or (hetero)arenes. The results of the study are currently published in Nature Chemistry.
"Visible light has proven to be a powerful tool for the synthesis of complex organic molecules," explains Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius. "With its energy, we succeed in breaking certain chemical bonds X-Y."

Münster (upm/kn)
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Frank Glorius is a new member of the "Academia Europaea"

The "Academia Europaea" has accepted Prof. Frank Glorius, chemist at the University of Münster, as a new member. With this membership, the Academia Europaea honors scientists who have demonstrated "sustained academic excellence."

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Chemists use light energy to produce small molecular rings

Team led by Frank Glorius finds new synthesis route for producing sensitive molecules under mild reaction conditions.
The team’s work has been published in the journal “Nature Catalysis”.

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Peyerimhoff Prize for Theoretical Chemistry Münster

The Sigrid Peyerimhoff Doctoral Award of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theoretische Chemie (AGTC) goes this year to a scientist from Münster. Dr. Johannes Tölle from the group of Prof. Johannes Neugebauer received this prize for his dissertation entitled "Subsystem-Based Modeling of Photo-Induced Processes".

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News from the OC: X-ray structure analysis department!

The Organic Chemistry Institute of WWU Münster is represented twice in the top 30 CSD authors (out of more than 450,000 unique author names) by the staff of the X-ray Structural Analysis Department.
According to CSD Author Statistics published in January 2022, Dr. Roland Fröhlich (former head of the X-Ray Department) and Dr. Constantin G. Daniliuc (head of the X-Ray Department) are ranked 19th and 28th worldwide.

Münster (upm)
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Chemists discover new reactivity of strained molecules

Light energy enables the reaction of double bonds with strained single bonds to produce three-dimensional molecules

[...] A team led by Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius from the University of Münster has now succeeded in performing an unconventional cycloaddition in which a carbon-carbon double bond reacts with a carbon-carbon single bond.

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Janssen Prize for Frank Glorius

Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius [...] will receive the Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis. The award, endowed with 20,000 euros, recognises internationally outstanding achievements in the research field of organic synthesis, which are of particular importance for the development of new drugs. Frank Glorius is an internationally leading and particularly innovative scientist in the field of organic synthesis and catalysis, according to the jury's statement.

Fachbereich Chemie und Pharmazie
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Evonik Preis 2022

Timo Stünkel and Constantin Stuckhardt received this year's Evonik Award for outstanding achievements during their theses. Timo Stünkel was able to convince with his contribution to the iodine-catalyzed synthesis of trifluorinated tetralins as part of his master's thesis. Constantin Stuckhardt received the prize for the publication on photoclick reactions of acylsilanes with indoles, which he completed during his doctoral thesis.

Münster (upm)
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"Hand in hand in hand": three catalysts solve chemical problem

The new method for arylation of unactivated alkenes is based on a ternary nickel(Ni)-hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) photodox (PC) synergy system (schematically shown in the middle). Left side: structural formula of an aryl group (top) and an unactivated alkene, right side: arylated alkene after synthesis.

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Three scientists from the University of Münster are "highly cited"

The chemists Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius and Prof. Dr. Armido Studer of the Organisch-Chemisches Institut and the biologist Prof. Dr. Jörg Kudla from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster are represented in the current citation ranking of the US company "Clarivate Analytics" and are thus among the most cited researchers worldwide.

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"Academia Europaea" admits chemists from the University of Münster

Great honour for Prof. Dr. Armido Studer: The "Academia Europaea" has accepted the chemist from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster as a new member. The Academia Europaea awards membership to individuals who have demonstrated "sustained academic excellence".