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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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Arbeitskreis Wagenknecht Gruppenbild



Prof. Wagenknecht recieved the Faculty award for excellent teaching 2018.

(see research -> graphics & pictures)

01/2018: Judith started her Master's Thesis. 
12/2017: Katja, Sara, Dennis and Daniel joined our group. 
11/2017: Fabienne joined our group as a PhD student.


Recent Publications

Multichromophore stacks in DNA: Novel light-harvesting systems
R. Hofsäß, H.-A. Wagenknecht
in: T. Govindaraju (Ed.)
Templated DNA Nanotechnology: Functional DNA Nanoarchitectonics
2018, Pan Stanford Publishing, accepted.

Photocatalysis with Nucleic Acids and Peptides
A. Kuhlmann, S. Hermann, M. Weinberger, A. Penner, H.-A. Wagenknecht
in: B. König (Ed.)
Chemical Photocatalysis 2ED
2018, De Gruyter, accepted.

Photoredox Catalytic Activation of Sulfur Hexafluoride for Pentafluorosulfanylation of α‐Methyl‐ and α‐Phenyl Styrene
D. Rombach, H.-A. Wagenknecht, ChemCatChem. 2018, in press.

Proline-rich short peptides with photocatalytic activity for the nucleophilic addition of methanol to phenylethylenes
S. Hermann, D. Sack, H.-A. Wagenknecht, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 2204-2207.






all publications

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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