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.



(320) Impact of Modern Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry
F. Meyer and F. Neese Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 13805–13806

(319) Hexanuclear Copper(I) Hydride from the Reduction-Induced Decarboxylation of a Dicopper(II) Formate
J. Lücken, T. Auth, S. I. Mozzi, and F. Meyer Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 14347–14354

(318) Reductive Binding of Nitro Substrates at a Masked Dinickel(I) Complex and Proton-Coupled Conversion to Reduced Nitroso Ligands
T. Kothe, U. H. Kim, S. Dechert, and F. Meyer Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 14207–14217

(317) Water Oxidizing Diruthenium Electrocatalysts Immobilized on Carbon Nanotubes: Effects of the Number and Positioning of Pyrene Anchors
S. Rajabi, F. Ebrahimi, G. Lole, J. Odrobina, S. Dechert, C. Jooss, and F. Meyer ACS Catal., 2020, 10, 10614–10626