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Prof. Michael Mastalerz , Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

From Soluble Porous Cages to Extended fused π-Systems

13.06.2019 (Thursday) , 15:00 - 16:30
Seminar room CHE 183 (first floor) Chemie-Neubau , Bergstr. 66 , 01069 Dresden

Since the introduction of metal-organic frameworks(MOFs), porous materials experienced a real
renaissance, simply because the concept of using oligotopic organic linker molecules coordinating to
metal ions or metal oxoion clusters allowed to exploit the chemical space by using an infinitesimal
number of possible organic linker molecules. However, MOFs as well as the covalent organic
frameworks (COFs) and other three-dimensional porous polymers have with zeolites and charcoals
in common that these are insoluble powders. Shape-persistent molecular organic cages have the
advantage that these are soluble and therefore more easy processable than the above mentioned
polymeric compounds. With specific surface areas of up to 3758 m2/g or high selectivities of gas
sorption compounds of this new type of porous materials are no longer exotic exceptions and can
compete with MOFs, COFs and zeolites for several applications. The development of this field from
the perspective of our laboratory is presented.
Another kind of porous organic molecules are the so called OMIMs (organic molecules of intrinsic
microporosity). These rely on frustrated packing. During our work on OMIMs we entered the field of
extended fused π-systems that are highly contorted, with exciting intrinsic properties. These systems
are discussed in the second part of the presentation.

Key References
Michael Mastalerz, Porous Shape-Persistent Organic Cage Compounds of Different Size, Geometry and Function, Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 2411-2422.
Bernd Kohl, Frank Rominger, Michael Mastalerz*, A pyrene–fused N-heteroacene with eleven rectilinearly annulated aromatic rings characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6051-6056

Since 04/2013 Professor (W3) for Organic Chemistry at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
02/2013          venia legendi
2009 – 2013     Independent Research (equal to Assistant Professor), Ulm University/Germany
2007 – 2009     Post-doc, Ulm University/Germany, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Bäuerle
2006 – 2007     Post-doc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Cambridge (USA); Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gregory C. Fu
2005 – 2006     Working at Taros Chemicals GmbH in Dortmund/Germany
2005              Ph.D. Thesis at the Ruhr-University of Bochum; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerald Dyker
2002              Diploma Thesis at University Duisburg-Essen; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gerald Dyker
1997 – 2002     Studies of Chemistry at Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg

Main Research Interests

- Organic Porous Molecules and Materials by Dynamic Covalent Bond Formation - Crystal Engineering and Self-Assembling - Supramolecular Chemistry - Nonplanar Extended Aromatic Molecules - Development of New Synthetic Methods

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