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

December 2020
Chiral propellers of triarylborane ammonia adducts.

Congratulations to Michael on his first paper! An exciting example for the use of VCD spectroscopy for stereochemical characterizations – great job! Read more about it in Angewandte Chemie!

December 2020
New paper in PCCP

Important for AC determinations of tosylates by VCD spectroscopy: Kevin shows in his first paper just published in PCCP that polarization functions on sulfur are very important to correctly predict harm. S=O stretching frequencies. Read more in PCCP.

October 2020
On the cover of EurJOC

Proudly presenting the front cover of EurJOC highlighting our minireview on the applications of VCD spectroscopy for the characterization of asymmetric catalysts. It is part of the #YourJOCTalents special issue. The paper and obviously also the cover are dedicated to Larry Nafie on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Read more here.


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