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New family of porous crystalline COFs bearing acridine moieties

Two papers in Angewandte Chemie involving several UniSysCat groups show the versatility of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) as materials for coupled photo- and electrocatalysis.

Type and amount of copper oxides can be controlled by voltage pulses to steer the CO2 electrocatalytic reduction reaction. © FHI

A recent operando study involving the UniSysCat group of Beatriz Roldan Cuenya reveals decisive parameters in the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction that were previously not understood.

New deuteration protocol for preparing NMR solvents

A research team from the group of UniSysCat member Prof. Martin Oestreich introduced a deuteration technique by which otherwise expensive or noncommercially available NMR solvents can be prepared.

Ions in the selectivity filter of an ion channel

A research team including the group of UniSysCat member Adam Lange from FMP Berlin could directly visualize the ions in a variety of different ion channels under near-native conditions using solid-state NMR spectroscopy and...

3D-image of the studied chloride ion pump (NmHR) showing the overall secondary structure.

An international team involving the UniSysCat group of Prof. Heberle successfully deciphered the pathway of chloride ions through a light-powered rhodopsin. Their findings make up a detailed „movie of a moving chloride ion“.

Kolossal viRtual dAtabase for moleKular dEscriptors of orgaNophosphorus ligands

A team involving UniSysCat group leader Tobias Gensch presents kraken, a new database employing machine learning methods to predict properties of new ligands for catalysis.

Cubic copper catalysts

A UniSysCat team around Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya applied electron microscopy to track the dynamic evolution of copper catalysts in real-time under reaction conditions.

Activation of carbon disulfide

The UniSysCat groups of Matthias Driess and Tobias Gensch unravelled an unexpected mode of activation of carbon disulfide with a bis(silylene).

Artificial Intelligence decodes catalyst performance based on "materials genes of catalysis" which encode crucial material properties. Researchers from NOMAD, FHI Berlin and BasCat have proposed a new approach for modeling...

Photosysnthesis is a key process for clean energy production

With ultrashort X-ray laser pulses, a research team involving the UniSysCat groups of Athina Zouni & Holger Dobbek gained important new insights into the function of photosystem II, a key catalytic system in photosynthesis.