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Research Interests

Synthesis & Catalysis

Synthesis and Investigation of Stereodynamic Ligands in Asymmetric Catalytic Reactions: Development of Self-amplifying Catalysts
Synthesis of Modular Chiral Ligands and Novel Chiral Catalysts
Immobilization of Ligands and Catalysts

Origins of Life

Prebiotic Chemistry - Origins of Life

Direct Imaging of Stereogenic Centers by Coulomb Explosion Imaging: Determination of Absolute Configurations

Development of Novel Fundamental Techniques to Picture Absolute Configurations

High-Throughput Screening Techniques

High-Throughput Screening of Catalysts: Systematic Development of on-column Reaction Chromatography Investigation of Catalytic Processes and Determination of Activation Parameters Elucidation of Reaction Mechanisms
Development of Direct Calculation Methods to Determine Reaction Kinetics of on-column Reaction Chromatographic Experiments: Unified Equation/ DCXplorer Software
Development of Multiplexing Techniques for High-Throughput Analysis

Investigation of the Stereodynamics of Chiral Compounds

Dynamic Chromatography and Electrophoresis: Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigation of Interconverting Chiral Compounds
Development of Direct Calculation Methods for Dynamic Chromatography
Development of ChromWin - a Simulation Software for the Evaluation of Dynamic Processes (Enantiomerization, Epimerization, cis-trans Isomerization...) in Chromatography and Electrophoresis

Development of Analytical Techniques & Synthesis of Chiral Stationary Phases

Development of MS Techniques to Identify and Quantify Reactants and Products in High Throughput Screening and to Differentiate Constitutional Isomers
Synthesis of (Chiral) Stationary Phases for Chromatographic (GC, HPLC, ยต-HPLC) and Electrophoretic Separations (OTCE, CEC)

Synthesis of stationary phases is driven by research targets to solve a particular analytical problem in high-throughput screening or separation of the stereoisomers of new compounds.
Modification, Immobilization and Investigation of Properties of Supramolecular Structures, i.e. Cyclodextrins