Research interests

  • ligand design
  • bioinspired coordination compounds
  • small molecule activation
  • O2- and CO2-activation
  • covalent organic frameworks
  • electro- and photocatalysis
  • artificial photosynthesis

Research Units in UniSysCat

Dr. Matthias Schwalbe
Institut für Chemie
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2
12489 Berlin
+49 (0)302 093-7571

Publications (selection)

P. Lang, R. Giereth, S. Tschierlei, M. Schwalbe, Unexpected wavelength dependency of the photocatalytic CO2 reduction performance of the well-known (bpy)Re(CO)3Cl complex, Chemical Communication 2019, 55, 600-603.

B. Neumann, R. Götz, P. Wrzolek, F. W. Scheller, I. Weidinger, M. Schwalbe, U. Wollenberger, Enhancement of the electrocatalytic activity of thienyl-substituted iron porphyrin electropolymers by a Hangman effect, ChemCatChem2018, 10, 4353-4361.

T. G. A. A. Harris, R. Götz, P. Wrzolek, V. Davis, C. E. Knapp, K. H. Ly, P. Hildebrandt, M. Schwalbe, I. Weidinger, I. Zebger, A. Fischer, Robust electrografted interfaces on metal oxides for electrocatalysis - an in situ spectroelectrochemical study, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6, 15200-15212.

P. Lang, M. Schwalbe, Pacman-Compounds: from Energy Transfer to Cooperative Catalysis, Chemistry - A European Journal 2017, 23, 17398-17411.

N. Schutz, S. Mebs, D. Huwald, P. Wrzolek, M. Schwalbe, A. Hemschemeier, M. Haumann, Effective Intermediate-Spin Iron in O2-Transporting Heme Proteins, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2017, 114(32), 8556-8561.

R. Götz, H. K. Ly, P. Wrzolek, M. Schwalbe, I. M. Weidinger, Surface enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy of iron Hangman complexes on electrodes during electrocatalytic oxygen reduction: Advantages and problems of common drycast methods, Dalton Transactions 2017, 46, 13220-13228.

J. Y. Liew, J. J. Brown, E. G. Moore, M. Schwalbe, Sensitised LnIII Emission and Excited-State Dynamics of Cofacial 'Pacman' Porphyrin Terpyridine Complexes, Chemistry - A European Journal 2016, 22, 16178-16186.

C. Matlachowski, B. Braun, S. Tschierlei, M. Schwalbe, Photochemical CO2 Reduction Catalyzed by Phenanthroline Extended Tetramesityl Porphyrin Complexes Linked with a Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Unit, Inorganic Chemistry  2015, 54(21), 10351-10360.

H. K. Ly, P. Wrzolek, N. Heidary, R. Götz, M. Horch, J. Kozuch, M. Schwalbe, I. M. Weidinger, 2nd coordination sphere controlled electron transfer of iron hangman complexes on electrodes probed by surface enhanced vibrational spectroscopy, Chemical Science 2015, 6, 6999-7007.

M. Schwalbe, P. Wrzolek, G. Lal, B. Braun, High-Yielding Synthesis of a Hetero-Pacman Compound and the Characterization of Intermediates and Side-Products, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2014, 25, 4209-4217.