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.


(379) Gradual solid-state redox-isomerism in the lanthanide series D. A. Lukina, A. A. Skatova, R. V. Rumyantcev, S. V. Demeshko, F. Meyer, I. L. Fedushkin Dalton Trans. 2024, 53, 9119−9128

(378) Chromium−Thiolate Complex Undergoing C−S Bond Cleavage K. Shen, M. Gennari, C. Philouze, A. Velić, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, C. Duboc Inorg. Chem. 2024, 63, 9119−9128

(377) Testing functional anchor groups for the efficient immobilization of molecular catalysts on silver surfaces O. Bunjes, A. Rittmeier, D. Hedman, S.-A. Hua, L. A. Paul, F. Meyer, F. Ding, M. Wenderoth Communications Chemistry 2024, 7, 107

(376) Iron(III) Carbene Complexes with Tunable Excited State Energies for Photoredox and Upconversion J. Wellauer, F. Ziereisen, N. Sinha, A. Prescimone, A. Velić, F. Meyer, O. S. Wenger J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 11299−11318

(375) Bifurcation of Excited-State Population Leads to Anti-Kasha Luminescence in a Disulfide-Decorated Organometallic Rhenium Photosensitizer J. Franz, M. Oelschlegel, J. P. Zobel, S.-A. Hua, J.-H. Borter, L. Schmid, G. Morselli, O. S. Wenger, D. Schwarzer, F. Meyer, L. González J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 11272−11288

(374) Synthesis and Reactivity of a Dialane-Bridged Diradical D. Dhara, L. Endres, I. Krummenacher, M. Arrowsmith, R. D. Dewhurst, B. Engels, R. Bertermann, M. Finze, S. Demeshko, F. Meyer, F. Fantuzzi, H. Braunschweig Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, 63, e202401052

(373) Oxygen-Donor Metalloligands Induce Slow Magnetization Relaxation in Zero Field for a Cobalt(II) Complex with {CoO4} Motif G. Lococciolo, S. K. Gupta, S. Dechert, S. Demeshko, C. Duboc, M. Atanasov, F. Neese, F. Meyer Inorg. Chem. 2024, 63, 5652−5663