Group Picture April 2019
© AK Ravoo

The Synthesis of Nanoscale Systems group (Prof. Dr. Bart Jan Ravoo and co-workers) is based in the Organic Chemistry Institute and in SON, the recently established Center for Soft Nanoscience of the University of Münster. Our aim is to use molecules as nanoscale building blocks for the construction of materials and devices by self-assembly. The assembly of many molecules into complex and dynamic superstructures will give rise to chemical systems with emerging properties that are much more than the sum of the components. The group focuses on three main areas of research: supramolecular chemistry in water, surface functionalization by molecular self-organization and (nano)particle functionalization.