Project Leader

Dr. Andreas Eichhöfer
Cluster Chemistry


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Molecular Clusters of Transition Metal Chalcogenides

(A. Eichhöfer, O. Fuhr, D. Fenske)

Molecular Transition Metal Clusters of Sulfides, Selenides or Tellurides are synthesized and structurally characterized in order to investigate how size, composition and structure influence the electronic properties of these nanoobjects. Important tools are inert gas atmosphere techniques, single crystal XRD, optical spectroscopy and magnetic measurements.
In addition we study the fabrication of metastable nanoscopic binary and ternary solids from cluster molecules through low temperature thermolysis.

Optical properties of trinuclear metal chalcogenolato complexes; room temperature NIR fluorescence in [Cu2Ti(SPh)6(PPh3)2]
M. Kühn, S. Lebedkin, F. Weigend, A. Eichhöfer, Dalton Trans. 2017, 1502-1509.

Red-luminescent biphosphine stabilized 'Cu12S6' cluster molecules
X.-X. Yang, I. Issac, S. Lebedkin, M. Kühn, F. Weigend, D. Fenske, O. Fuhr, A. Eichhöfer, Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 11043 – 11045.

Luminescence in Functionalized Copper Thiolate Clusters – Synthesis and Structural Effects
R. Langer, M. Yadav, B. Weinert, D. Fenske and O. Fuhr, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 3623-3631.

Synthesis and Structure of an “Iron-Doped” Copper Selenide Cluster Molecule: [Cu30Fe2Se6(SePh)24(dppm)4]
A. Eichhöfer, J. Olkowska-Oetzel, D. Fenske, K. Fink, V. Mereacre, A. K. Powell, G. Buth, Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 8977 – 8984.