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Group News

Find the latest happenings in the group here !!! :)

  • Our work on  "Ring-opening terpolymerisation of phthalic thioanhydride with carbon dioxide and epoxides"  was chosen to be a part of the Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator Series.   

  • The exhibition on “Dual Use – Ambivalent Sciences” was in the Henry Ford Building at FU-Berlin. One display on PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) was done partly by our group.

  • The 10th Colloquium of the CRC 1349 : Fluorine Specific Interactions was held at FU-Berlin.

  • Merlin's first author paper on "Ring-opening terpolymerisation of phthalic thioanhydride with carbon dioxide and epoxides" was published in Polymer Chemistry.                                                             DOI:

  • Justus and Luise start their research internship and bachelor thesis in the group respectively.

  • The 23rd North German Doctoral Colloquium (23rd NDDK 2023) took place at the Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry at FU-Berlin. Cesare presented his poster and Alex gave a talk at the conference.

  • We visited the Museum for Communication, Berlin for our group trip and enjoyed a nice dinner.     See pic

  • Our research article on CS2/oxetane copolymers in Nature Communications was chosen as the publication of the month by the chemistry department at FU-Berlin.

  • The paper on PTA/oxetane copolymer was on the front inside cover of Chemical Communications and was a part of the 2023 Emerging Investigators collection.


  • We celebrated birthdays and publications in the group with a BBQ . See images.

  • Alex attended the Bayreuth Polymer Symposium at University of Bayreuth.

  • Christoph's second paper from his Master thesis was published online in Chemical Communications. Congrats to all the authors involved :)

         "Precise construction of weather-sensitive poly(ester-alt-thioesters) from phthalic thioanhydride             and oxetane"​


  • Fluorine summer school of CRC 1349 took place at FU-Berlin.         ​

  • Kailey starts her research internship in the group.

  • Two of our research articles were published online

        "Mechanistic mapping of (CS2/CO2)/epoxide copolymerization catalysis leads to terpolymers                  with improved degradability" in Cell Reports Physical Science . 


  • "Precise cooperative sulfur placement leads to semi-crystallinity and selective   depolymerisability in CS2/oxetane copolymers" in Nature Communications.


         Congratulations to all the authors!!!


  • David and Marie finish their research internship and bachelor thesis respectively.

  • Jenny starts her Master thesis. 

  • Enjoyed a fun tour of the Olympiastadion in Berlin with the Muller group.

  • Cover article: Our publication on the mechanistic study of lithium catalysed sequence selective ring opening terpolymerisation is now a cover article in Catalysis Science and Technology.

         Check the cover page here on twitter

         DOI: 10.1039/D3CY00301A

  • Our recent paper "Lithium catalysed sequence selective ring opening terpolymerisation: a mechanistic study" in Catalysis Science and Technology is now online.

         DOI: 10.1039/D3CY00301A

  • Christoph finishes his Master's thesis in the group and joins as a PhD student.

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