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Molecular photoswitches are molecules which undergo geometric and physical changes upon light irradiation. Properties such as color, chemical reactivity or biological activity can be controlled by light of a certain color range. Nature also uses molecular photoswitches, with retinal being one of ...

The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy cordially invites all students of Chemistry and Molecular Science who would like to start a thesis soon to "Unser Department Unsere Forschung 2021" (UDUF). During the four-day evening event, the professors of the Department will inform about their research...

The acidity of molecules can be easily determined, but until now it was not possible to measure this important property for atoms on a surface. By combining a new microscopy technique and quantum chemical calculations, this has now been achieved. The degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance...

Chemists at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg publish a breakthrough in magnesium chemistry in the highly renowned journal Nature. Magnesium (Mg) is an earth abundant early main group metal of low electronegativity that easily loses it’s both valence electrons. In combination w...

Prodrugs are substances that only release their effects once they have been metabolised. The prodrugs of the FAU research team led by Prof. Dr. Andriy Mokhir, Professorship of Organic Chemistry, are activated in the organism by means of a chemical reaction with specific molecules that contain oxygen...

The Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1452 - "Catalysis at liquid interfaces (CLINT)" calls for applications for an Equal Opportunity Fellowship for female students who will start their master studies at FAU in the winter semester 2021/22. Female students of the programs MSc. Chemistry and MSc. Mo...