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Wagenknecht Group

Inst. f. Organic Chemistry
Fritz-Haber-Weg 6
Campus South
Building 30.42
D-76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 721 608-42860
Fax: +49 721 608-44825

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09/2016: Barbara, Stefanie and Robert preseted their work at the 6th EuCheMS in Seville, Spain. 
09/2016: Katharina and Felix join the group as new trainees. 
07/2016: David, Christian and Nadine presented their work at the 23rd IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry in Sydney. Nadine and Christian won a poster price.
05/2016: Kavya will join the group for a research internship. 
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Recent Publications

Aus DNA wird Solarzelle
R. Hofsäß, Y. Fritz, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Nachr. Chem. 2016, 64, 1148-1151.

Isosteric and fluorescent DNA base pair consisting of 4-aminophthalimide and 2,4-diaminopyrimidine as C-nucleosides.
M. Merkel, L. Dehmel, N. P. Ernsting, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, accepted.

Scope and limitations of typical copper-free bioorthogonal reactions with DNA: Reactive 2’-deoxyuridine triphosphates for postsynthetic labeling
M. Merkel, S. Arndt, D. Ploschik, G. Cserép, U. Wenge, P. Kele, H.-A. Wagenknecht, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 7527-7538.

Substitution of metallocene with [2.2]-paracyclophane to enable confocal microscopy imaging in living cells
J. Skiba, C. Schmidt, P. Lippmann, P. Ensslen, H.-A. Wagenknecht, R. Czerwieniec, F. Brandl, I. Ott, T. Bernas, B. Krawczyk, D. Szczukocki, K. Kowalski, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, in press.




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Research Topics

Nucleic acid chemistry:
New building blocks and postsynthetic methodologies

Chemical photocatalysis:
Sustainability by light and organic dyes

Fluorescent DNA and RNA:
Photostability and cellular imaging of nucleic acids

DNA architectonics:
Biomolecular architectures with optical and electronic functionalities

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