The Institute for Sustainable Chemistry & Catalysis with Boron (ICB) is a newly-established research institute based in the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, on the Hubland campus. The initial funding for the institute was confirmed in 2016 by the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat), and the construction will be funded jointly by the federal government of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria. Construction of the new institute is planned to begin in 2018, with completion and inauguration in 2020.

The institute will host an interdisciplinary group of researchers involved in chemistry and catalysis using boron, all working towards the development of new boron-based molecules, materials, catalysts and processes with real-world applications.


Silver(I) Complexes of 12-Phenylalkynyl- and 12-Triisopropylalkynylcarba-closo-dodecaborate Anions

Engineering a Small HOMO–LUMO Gap and Intramolecular C−H Borylation by Diborene/Anthracene Orbital Intercalation

Synthesis and Trapping of Iminoboranes by M=B/C=N Bond Metathesis

Scope of the Thermal Ring-Expansion Reaction of Boroles with Organoazides