Organic synthesis - Brøndsted Group

The Brøndsted Group seeks to design, synthesize, and study functional organic macromolecules, in particular π-conjugated molecules. All activities are rooted in organic synthesis and physical organic chemistry and involve methods within acetylenic scaffolding, heterocyclic chemistry, and metal-catalyzed coupling reactions. Target molecules include for example photochromic molecules such as dihydroazulenes, redox-active chromophores such as extended tetrathiafulvalenes in combination with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, fluorophores such as boron subphthalocyanines, and large acetylenic scaffolds such as fragments of 6,6,12-graphyne. We target in general molecules that are relevant for solar energy storage, photovoltaics, molecular electronics and data storage devices, supramolecular self-assembly, and conducting materials.