The Meyer Group

Welcome to the Meyer Group!

        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.



(330) Widening the Window of Spin-Crossover Temperatures in Bis(formazanate)iron(II) Complexes via Steric and Noncovalent Interactions
F. Milocco, F. de Vries, H. S. Siebe, S. Engbers, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, E. Otten Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 2045−2055

(329) Excited-State Dynamics of [Ru(S−S bpy)(bpy)2] 2+ to Form Long-Lived Localized Triplet States
M. Heindl, J. Hongyan, S.-A. Hua, M. Oelschlegel, F. Meyer, D. Schwarzer, L. Gonzalez Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 1672−1682

(328) Iron-Catalyzed Triazole-Enabled C−H Activation with Bicyclopropylidenes
J. Mo, A. M. Messinis, J. C. A. Oliveira, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, L. Ackermann ACS Catal., 2021, 11, 1053−1064

(327) Ligand Protonation Triggers H2 Release from a Dinickel Dihydride Complex to Give a Doubly "T"-Shaped Dinickel(I) Metallodiradical
P.-C. Duan, R. A. Schulz, A. Römer, B. E. Van Kuiken, S. Dechert, Se. Demeshko, G. E. Cutsail III, S. DeBeer, R. A. Mata, F. Meyer Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 1891– 1896