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.


Heterometallic Ru2Co2 [2 × 2] Grid with Localized Single Molecule Magnet Behavior
J. W. L. Wong, S. Demeshko, S. Dechert, F. Meyer Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 13337−13345

A µ-Phosphido Diiron Dumbbell in Multiple Oxidation States
M. Ghosh, H. H. Cramer, S. Dechert, S. Demeshko, M. John, M. M. Hansmann, S. Ye, F. Meyer Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 14349 – 14356

Iron‐Catalyzed C−H Activation with Propargyl Acetates: Mechanistic Insights into Iron(II) by Experiment, Kinetics, Mössbauer Spectroscopy, and Computation
Jiayu Mo,Thomas Mgller,Joao C.A.Oliveira, Serhiy Demeshko, Franc Meyer, and Lutz Ackermann* Angew.Chem.Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 12874–12878

Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydrogenations via Olefin Cobaltate and Hydride Intermediates
Sebastian Sandl, Thomas M. Maier, Nicolaas P. van Leest, Susanne Kröncke, Uttam Chakraborty, Serhiy Demeshko, Konrad Koszinowski, Bas de Bruin, Franc Meyer, Michael Bodensteiner, Carmen Herrmann, Robert Wolf* and Axel Jacobi von Wangelin* ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 7596-7606

Sequential Double Dearomatization of the Pyrazolate‐Based “Two‐in‐One” Pincer Ligand in a Dinuclear Rhodium(I) Complex
Alexander Gers‐Barlag, Pierre Goursot, Ming Li, Sebastian Dechert, Franc Meyer Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, , 3329–3334