Welcome to the Merten Lab

We are interested in the mechanisms of the transfer of chirality respectively chiral information in systems relevant for asymmetric catalysis and chiral recognition. Our main experimental tool is vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectroscopy.

Latest news

March 2020
Advising JOC in questions of AC determinations

Recently, Christian has been asked by the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Organic Chemistry to join the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board. A pleasure to serve the community next to all these amazing colleagues!

February 2020
VCD spectroscopic insights to enamine catalysis

In Tino’s first paper (Congratulations!!), we show that VCD spectroscopy can be used to characterize the structures of in situ generated enamines of prolinol ethers. Check it out: dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201905614 !

December 2019
How to solvate diol for VCD studies?

Luisa and visiting student Juliana from J. Batista’s group answer this question in our latest publication in PCCP. Read here: dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9CP06030H


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Letzte Änderung: 03.05.2019 | Ansprechpartner/in: Inhalt & Technik