Research interest

Novel fluorinated motifs

Fluorine plays a key role in modern life - Inorganic and organofluorine chemistry

Our group is interested in the development of novel methods that allow to sail uncharted chemical space with a focus on fluorinated molecules. Fluorine is a key element in modern lifesciences, including medicinal chemistry, agrochemistry or functional materials. However, a large fraction of fluorinated motifs is either not yet accessible today by existing methods or only very limited methods are available to access these motifs. This hampers these groups from being exploited to the fullest extent and its inclusion as routine functionalities which can be imbedded for example into drug discovery programs.

Our research approach is partly self-sustaining by drawing a line from fundamental questions risen by either results during method development, challenges during application or by electronic structure analysis to new solutions.