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.
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 [...]
“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.
“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.
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.