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Stimuli-Responsive Nanomaterials Group


Paper accepted: Elucidating the Binding Modes of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes on a Gold Surface

In our just published JACS article we report our recent results on Carbenes @ Au(111) Surface. By combining theoretical and experimental methods we investigated the influence of alkyl chain length on the binding motif.

A. Bakker, A. Timmer, E. Kolodzeiski, M. Freitag, H. Y. Gao, H. Mönig, S. Amirjalayer*, F. Glorius*, H. Fuchs*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 11889. (*corresponding author)

Paper accepted: Photo-induced Pedalo-type Motion in an Azodicarboxamide-based Molecular Switch

Our work on the light-triggered pedalo-motion in a molecular switch was just accepted in Angewandte Chemie. Together with colleagues from Netherlands (University of Amsterdam) and Spain (Universidad de Murcia) we combined picosecond infrared spectroscopy with quantum-mechanical calculations to follow the photodynamics in real-time. 

S. Amirjalayer, A. Martinez-Cuezva, J. Berna, S. Woutersen, W. J. Buma, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, just accepted.


Invited talk at the XV Physics Conference

Saeed just gave an overview of our current research activities in the area of hybrid materials at the conference in Quito. Thanks to the organisation team for the nice conference and the invitation.

We have a new member!

Elena Kolodzeiski just joined as a Phd student our group. She will work within the recently DFG-granted sino-german project. 

Welcome Elena!

Paper accepted: High-resolution gas-phase spectroscopy of a single-bond axle rotary motor

Our work on gas-phase spectroscopy of a rotary molecular motor together with the group of Ben Feringa (University of Groningen) was just published. The article is part of the special issue of Tetrahedron 'Dynamic Functional Molecular Systems' in honour of Ben Feringa (Nobel Prize 2016 and Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry 2016).

E. Maltseva, S. Amirjalayer, A. Cnossen, W. R. Browne, B. L. Feringa, W. J. Buma, Tetrahedron, 2017, just accepted.

Dr. Saeed Amirjalayer

Stimuli-Responsive Nanomaterials Group


Physikalisches Institut
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech)
Heisenbergstr. 11
D-48149 Münster

Email: s.amirjalayer@wwu.de
Fon: +49 (0)251 83 63919