Munz Group


We are a synthetic group targeting innovation in inorganic coordination chemistry, energy conversion and organic materials. We focus on methodology and reaction mechanisms including the isolation of reactive and elusive intermediates, inorganic spectroscopy, and physical-organic methods. We always use computational chemistry to guide our synthetic efforts. We are passionate about any type of inorganic and as well organic chemistry, aim at creative and novel approaches for long-standing challenges, and try of course to be happy and contribute to making our world a little bit better. If you are interested in pushing electrons and joining our enthusiastic team, please contact Dominik.


— NEWS —

  • We receive an Exploration Grant by the Boehringer-Ingelheim Foundation. Thank you for your confidence in our research program. We hope to pay back soon with exciting new results!
  • Our work on palladium imido complexes was highlighted in a recent manuscript by M. Tamm and coworkers as a breakthrough in the field together with the spectacular work by L. Deng and Y. Chen. Happy to be named in line with these two great chemists from the SIOC!
  • We just shot the movie for our contribution to JOVE on how to synthesize air-sensitive radicals and carbenes with filter cannulas. We hope that this will be a good support for anybody interested in learning Schlenk techniques and the synthesis of air-sensitive compounds. Stay tuned for a nice movie starring Stephen in the next weeks.
  • Dominik is among the Top-Reviewers for Organometallics and Dalton Transactions in 2018. Thank you for appreciating my efforts! And thank you Paul for your personal letter. Outstanding!
  • Our Tutorial Pushing Electrons – Which Carbene Ligand for Which Application is among the most read Organometallics articles in 2018! Exciting news!
  • Our isolation of the elusive palladium terminal imido scaffold is highlighted by ChemistryViews by ChemPubSoc Europe. Interested in more details? See the next post…
  • Our work on the first isolation of a d8 configured, multiple bonded palladium complex has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie as a “Hot Paper”! Read about the exciting reactivity of this elusive compound, which is of course not a violation of the oxo-wall and shows intriguing vicinal zwitterionic character:

  • Annette’s poster scores again at the ACS Forum in Heidelberg. Happy to see that our research is well received. Thank You!
  • Annette’s and Dominik’s poster has been awarded the poster prize by Inorganic Chemistry at the NIKAS 2018 in Göttingen. Thank You! And thank you for organizing a great symposium with fantastic interaction and exciting talks!
  • Why are Mößbauer isomer shifts NOT a measure for the oxidation state of high-valent iron compounds? Find it in our recent contribution to M. Malischewski’s and K. Meyer’s thrilling research on iron Cp* complexes…
  • We thank the Dr. Hertha und Helmut Schmauser-Stiftung for their support!
  • So exciting: Can we harness the unique properties of carbenes to tailor organic materials for singlet fission?


Dr. Dominik Munz

  • Job title: Independent Research Group Leader
  • Organization: Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Working group: Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Meyer)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85 27464
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85 27367
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  • Address:
    Egerlandstraße 1
    91058 Erlangen
    Room A00.45