The Meyer Group

Willkommen bei der Meyer Gruppe!

        Many natural enzymes contain metal ions within their active sites, and such bioinorganic systems provide inspiration for the design of new types of catalysts for small molecule activation, and for substrate transformations relevant to sustainable energy scenarios. Research in our group contributes to understanding the functional principles of metalloenzymes, specifically through the characterization of reactive intermediates. Based on mechanistic insight, new bioinspired metal catalysts are developed, including electro- and photocatalytic systems. While synthesis is the cornerstone of most of our research, we apply a wide range of the state-of-art analytic and spectroscopic tools to address specific scientific questions, as well as for handling highly air-sensitive compounds.


(371) Spin-state versatility in Fe4IIL6 supramolecular cages with a pyridyl-hydrazone ligand scaffold modulated by solvents and counter anions W. Li, X. Li, K. Robeyns, M. Wolff, J. Kfoury, J. Oláh, R. Herchel, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, Y. Garcia Dalton Trans. 2024, 53, 1449–1459

(370) Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Co(II) Tetrahedral Carbazole-Modified Phosphine Oxide Single-Ion Magnets: Importance of Structural Distortion versus Heavy-Ion Effect G. Bhatt, T. Sharma, S. K. Gupta, F. Meyer, G. Rajaraman, R. Murugavel Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 18915−18925

(369) Nonheme FeIV═O Complexes Supported by Four Pentadentate Ligands: Reactivity toward H- and O- Atom Transfer Processes Y. Li, R. Singh, A. Sinha, G. C. Lisensky, M. Haukka, J. Nilsson, S. Yiga, S. Demeshko, S. J. Gross, S. Dechert, A. Gonzalez, G. Farias, O. F. Wendt, F. Meyer, E. Nordlander Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 18338−18356

(368) A low-coordinate iron organoazide complex A. Gonzalez, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, C. G. Werncke Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 11532–11535

(367) Structural dynamics of a thermally silent triiron(II) spin crossover defect grid complex J. de J. Velazquez-Garcia, K. Basuroy, D. Storozhuk, J. Wong, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, R. Henning, S. Techert Dalton Trans. 2023, 52, 12224–12234

(366) From a mononuclear FeIIL2 complex to a spin crossover FeII4L6 cage by symmetric ligand architecture modification: insights into the ammonia gas sensing mechanism W. Li, A. Rotaru, M. Wolff, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, Y. Garcia J. Mater. Chem. C 2023, 11, 11175–11184

(365) Cu4S Cluster in "0-Hole" and "1-Hole" States: Geometric and Electronic Structure Variations for the Active CuZ* Site of N2O Reductase Y. Liu, S. Chatterjee, G. E. Cutsail III, S. Peredkov, S. K. Gupta, S. Dechert, S. DeBeer, F. Meyer J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 18477−18486

(364) Tailoring activity and stability: Effects of electronic variations on iron-NHC epoxidation catalysts T. P. Schlachta, G. G. Zámbó, M. J. Sauer, I. Rüter, C. A. Hoefer, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, F. E. Kühn Journal of Catalysis 2023, 426, 234–246

(363) Chemical Synthesis of Alpha-Synuclein Proteins via Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis and Native Chemical Ligation L. M. Gatzemeier, F. Meyer, U. Diederichsen, T. F. Outeiro Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e202300649

(362) Synthesis, Properties, and Reactivity of a Linear NHC-Based Chromium(I) Silylamide A. Gonzalez, T.-Y. Chen, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, C. G. Werncke Organometallics 2023, 42, 1198−1204

(361) Air-stable four-coordinate cobalt(II) single-ion magnets: experimental and ab initio ligand field analyses of correlations between dihedral angles and magnetic anisotropy S. K. Gupta, S. V. Rao, S. Demeshko, S. Dechert, E. Bill, M. Atanasov, F. Neese, F. Meyer Chem. Sci. 2023,14, 6355–6374