Staubitz Group


Organic Functional Materials

The overarching topic of our research is the synthesis of new functional polymers and also low molecular weight compounds which are able to convert forms of energy into one another:

Current fields of interest are:

  • Molecular and polymeric switches
  • Organotin heterocycles and polymers and their optoelectronic properties
  • Aromatic heterocycles in which CC bonds are replaced by BN bonds
  • New synthetic methods for the synthesis of semiconducting polymers
  • Chemoselective Cross-Coupling Reactions

The challenges we address are therefore primarily of a synthetic nature, where development of synthetic methodology for unusual heterocycles is a main focus. We combine this with research of the properties of such materials with the aim of controlling such properties by carefully designed syntheses.