Constantin Hetzer

Dr. Constantin Hetzer

Postdoctoral student

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry I (Prof. Dr. Kivala)

Room: Room 01.130
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research Experience

  • 2018
    Postdoctoral studies  Nanographenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • 2017
    PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Rik Tykwinski Synthesis and characterization of pentacene dimers and oligomers for the investigation of intramolecular singlet fission
  • 2017
    Visiting researcher at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • 2013
    Master Thesis Asymmetric three-component domino Knoevenagel/vinylogous Michael reaction catalyzed by bifunctional organocatalysts


  1. Pentacene dimers as a critical tool for the investigation of intramolecular Singlet Fission
    C. Hetzer, D. M. Guldi, R. R. Tykwinski, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, accepted
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201705355
  2. Two photon absorption in pentacene dimers: The importance of the tether using upconversion as an indirect route to Singlet Fission
    E. Garoni, J. Zirzlmeier, B. S. Basel, C. Hetzer, K. Kamada, D. M. Guldi, R. R. Tykwinski, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 14017–14020.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b08287
  3. Unified model for Singlet Fission within a non-conjugated covalent pentacene dimer
    B. S. Basel*, J. Zirzlmeier*, C. Hetzer*, B. T. Phelan*, M. D. Krzyaniak*, S. R. Reddy*, P. B. Coto, N. E. Horwitz, R. M. Young, F. White, F. Hampel, T, Clark, M. Thoss, R. R. Tykwinski, M. R. Wasielewski, D. M. Guldi, Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 15171.
    DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15171
  4. Tautomerization and Dimerization of 6,13-Disubstituted Derivatives of Pentacene
    M. Garcia-Borràs, A. Konishi, A. Waterloo, Y. Liang, Y. Cao, C. Hetzer, D. Lehnherr, F. Hampel, K. N. Houk, R. R. Tykwinski, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 6111–6117.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604099