Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen
Primary fields of research
Synthetic organic chemistry - focus on acetylenic scaffolding, heterocyclic and macrocyclic chemistry, aiming at redox-active molecules, chromophoric macromolecules and molecular switches for advanced materials, photovoltaics, conducting materials, and molecular electronics applications. Functional pi-conjugated molecules being targeted include dihydroazulene photoswitches, azulene chromophores, boron subphthalocyanine chromophores, acetylenic radiaannulene macrocycles, and indenofluorene-extended tetrathiafulvalenes for redox-controlled self-assembly.
Physical organic chemistry - focus on cross-conjugation and pi-electron delocalization in linear and cyclic systems, aromaticity, tuning of redox properties, electrocyclic reactions, and intermolecular interactions.
Supramolecular chemistry and intermolecular interactions - self-assembly - in particular redox-controlled self-assembly; mechanically interlocked molecules; elucidation of pi-pi interactions and protein-chromophore interactions.
Synthetic and physical organic chemistry, Heterocyclic chemistry, Supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry, Spectroscopy