Würthner Group: Organic Materials and Nanosystems Chemistry



Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner

Institut für Organische Chemie &
Center for Nanosystems Chemistry (CNC)
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg, Germany

Phone: +49 931 31-85340
Fax: +49 931 31-84756

Administrative Assistant:

Eleonore Klaus

Phone: +49 931 31-85339

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The research programme of our group is devoted to functional dyes and the development of methodologies for the self-assembly of pi-conjugated molecules into nanoscale and condensed phase materials for highly desirable (opto-)electronic, photovoltaic and biomedical applications as well as(photo-)catalytic water splitting.

Since more than a decade, our group has been intensively investigating the organization of various classes of dyes,  including merocyanines, squaraines, diketopyrrolopyrroles, chlorins, and in particularperylene bisimides by non-covalent forces into desirable nanoscale architectures as well as liquid-crystalline and crystalline solid state materials. Our efforts resulted in unique smart electronic and photofunctional materials based on self-assembled dyes that could be embedded in technical devices like organic field effect transistors and organic solar cells.


Just published

Cooperative Water Oxidation Catalysis in a Series of Trinuclear Metallosupramolecular Ruthenium Macrocycles
V. Kunz, J. O. Lindner, M. Schulze, M. I. S. Röhr, D. Schmidt, R. Mitrić,* F. Würthner*         
Energy & Environmental Science

First published September 4th, 2017
DOI:  10.1039/C7EE01557G

A Doubly Boron-Doped Perylene by N-Heterocylic Carbene-Borenium Hydroboration—C-H Borylation—Dehydrogenation
J. M Farrell, D. Schmidt, V. Grande, F. Würthner         
Angewandte Chemie, Int. Ed.

First published July 25th, 2017
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706346

Crystalline π-Stack Containing Five Stereoisomers: Insights into Conformational Isomorphism, Chirality Inversion and Disorder
A. Nowak-Król, M. Röhr, D. Schmidt, F. Würthner
Angewandte Chemie, Int. Edition
First published: July 19th, 2017
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705445

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Valentin Kunz (right) and Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner (left)

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