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The Hansmann group is a synthetic organic group with overlap into the areas of main-group chemistry, spectroscopy, electro-chemistry, supported by computational studies. Currently, we are interested in the synthesis of new redox-active organic molecules and their application in photo-catalysis and redox-flow batteries. Furthermore, we are interested in unusual molecules for example strong carbon based donor ligands, such as our recently discovered class of “mesoionic olefins”, unusual heterocycles such as azaphosphinines or strong multi-electron donor molecules. In joint work with collaboration partners (Munz and Guldi group at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) we are interested in the synthesis of new radicals and diradicaloids, study their electronic nature and explore their photo-physical properties for example in the field of singlet-fission.




!New PhD positions available!

In collaboration with the research groups Theatό (KIT) and Bresser (Helmholtz Ulm) we received funding for the development of organic polymer batteries (DFG funding program SPP 2248). For this highly interdisciplinary project (synthesis of small radicals, polymer synthesis and battery assembly) we are currently looking for a suitable PhD candidate to join our team. In case you are interested in organic synthesis, redox-chemistry, paramagnetic compounds, please consider applying: