Our research is devoted towards establishing new synthetic avenues, structural understanding, and applications for inorganic and organomimetic clusters and assemblies. We focus on the development of an extensive and versatile synthetic toolbox, allowing for the functionalization of various 3D cluster motifs (polyhedral boranes and carboranes), polyoxometallates (POMs) and noble metal cluster species. We are currently working on new ligand platforms with unique electronic and steric features, stable inorganic radicals and atomically precise nanosized molecules. These research efforts will reveal novel and potentially useful solutions to important problems across several fields, including: catalysis, energy storage and protein recognition and labeling.
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