Michaël Nussbaum wins Vigener Price

In the meantime Michaël finished his master thesis with the title “Novel Homobimetallic Multistate Switches Based on N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ruthenium Complexes”. Because not only I thought it was very good, the faculty of science awarded him the Vigener Price.

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Good Bye Fribourg – Good Night Website

It’s been a while now since I left Fribourg and this site fell in hibernation. And do not mistake it – it’s still fast asleep. I used it to evaluate the use of 2.0 tools for my academic work, so after leaving academics behind it kind of lost its purpose. It also lost its link [...]

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28th Publication Appeared in Organometallics

“Pyridine-derived NHCs: An experimental and theoretical evaluation of the bonding in and reactivity of selected normal and abnormal complexes of Ni(II) and Pd(II)” E. Stander, O. Schuster, G. Heydenrych, S. Cronje, E. Tosh, M. Albrecht, G. Frenking, H. G. Raubenheimer, Organometallics 2010, 29, 5821-5833.

posted at 18:34 on 15th November 2010 | Comments Off | filed under: status | read on

27th Publication Appeared in Tetrahedron Letters

“A new, mild one-pot synthesis of iodinated heterocycles as suitable precursors for N-heterocyclic carbene complexes” M. Iglesias, O. Schuster, M. Albrecht, Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 5423-5425.

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Open Access – Weird Stuff??!?

It is Open Access Week and I realised that many of us scientists do not even know what Open Access is about or what it is good for. Please take 5 minutes to read and some more to think about it.

posted at 12:53 on 19th October 2010 | 3 comments | filed under: status | read on