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.



(311) Functional Models for the Mono- and Dinitrosyl Intermediates of FNORs: Semireduction versus Superreduction of NO
M. Jana, C. J. White, N. Pal, S. Demeshko, C. Cordes (neéKupper), F. Meyer, N. Lehnert, A. Majumdar J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, , 6600−6616

(310) Competing H2 versus Intramolecular C−H Activation at a Dinuclear Nickel Complex via Metal−Metal Cooperative Oxidative Addition
H. Stevens, P.-C. Duan, S. Dechert, F. Meyer J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, , 6717−6728

(309) Electrochemical and Photophysical Properties of Ruthenium(II) Complexes Equipped with Sulfurated Bipyridine Ligands
S.-A. Hua, M. Cattaneo, M. Oelschlegel, M. Heindl, L. Schmid, S. Dechert, O. S. Wenger, I. Siewert, L. González,F. Meyer Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, , 4972−4984

(308) Hexanuclear [Cp*Dy]6 single-molecule magnet
J. Wu, S. Demeshko, S. Dechert, F. Meyer Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, , 3887 – 3890

(307) An Adaptable N-Heterocyclic Carbene Macrocycle Hosting Copper in Three Oxidation States
Y. Liu, S. G. Resch, I. Klawitter, G. E. Cutsail III, S. Demeshko, S. Dechert, . E. Kühn, S. DeBeer, F. Meyer Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, , 5696 – 5705

(306) Revealing Hot and Long-Lived Metastable Spin States in the Photoinduced Switching of Solvated Metallogrid Complexes with Femtosecond Optical and X ray Spectroscopies
M. A. Naumova, A. Kalinko, J. W. L. Wong, M. Abdellah, H. Geng, E. Domenichini, J. Meng, S. Alvarez Gutierrez, P.-A. Mante, W. Lin, P. Zalden, A. Galler, F. Lima, K. Kubicek, M. Biednov, A. Britz, S. Checchia, V. Kabanova, M. Wulff, J. Zimara, D. Schwarzer, S. Demeshko, V. Murzin, D. Gosztola, M. Jarenmark, J. Zhang, M. Bauer, M. Latevi Lawson Daku, W. Gawelda, D. Khakhulin, C. Bressler, F. Meyer, K. Zheng, S. E. Canton J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11,, 2133−2141

(305) O2 Activation by Non-Heme Thiolate-Based Dinuclear Fe Complexes
L. Wang, M. Gennari, F. G. Cantú Reinhard, S. K. Padamati, C. Philouze, D. Flot, S. Demeshko, W. R. Browne, F. Meyer, S. P. de Visser, C. Duboc Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 1, 3249−3259

(304) Structure Selectivity of Alkaline Periodate Oxidation on Lignocellulose for Facile Isolation of Cellulose Nanocrystals
P. Liu, B. Pang, S. Dechert, X. C. Zhang, L. B. Andreas, S. Fischer, F. Meyer, K. Zhang Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 1, 3218-3225

(303) Redox Isomeric Ferrocenyl Styrylruthenium Radical Cations with Diphenyl-Substituted β-Ketoenolato Ligands
C. Hassenrück, M. Azarkh, M. Drescher, M. Linseis, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, R. F. Winter Organometallics. 2020, 39, 1, 153-164

(302) Role of the Metal Ion in Bio-Inspired Hydrogenase Models: Investigation of a Homodinuclear FeFe Complex vs Its Heterodinuclear NiFe Analogue
L. Wang, M. Gennari, A. Barrozo, J. Fize, C. Philouze, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, M Orio, V Artero, C. Duboc ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 1, 177-186