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Diseases are usually restricted to a certain organ or tissue in the human body. However, medications are typically not only administered to the site of disease but to the entire body. This can damage healthy tissue and cause unwanted side effects. To overcome this problem photopharmacology aims to d...

The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy wishes all students and employees a happy and peaceful holiday season and a successful start to the New Year. From December 23, 2023 up to and including January 7, 2024, lectures will be suspended. The Student Service Center Chemistry and Molecular Science wi...

Grignard reagents are by far the most well-known organometallic compounds. Although more than hundred years old, these reagents are still today essential in organic synthesis and large scale industrial processes. These complexes are based on the metal magnesium but there is increasing interest in re...

Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda, Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis, has been elected Member of the Academia Europaea. The Academia Europaea was established in 1988 and is the Pan-European Academy of Sciences Humanities and Letters. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation ...

Lithium aluminium hydride (LiAlH4) is a versatile bulk reagent for reduction of ketones to alcohols, or imines to amines. This is a stoichiometric process, needing a lot of LiAlH4 and creating quite some lithium and aluminium waste. Recently the Harder group showed that the imine-to-amine conversion...