ChiraNET was founded in July 2012 and is an international research project between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the University of Kaiserslautern and the University of Strasbourg. The main focus of this project was the synthesis of chiral porous crystals with which racemic solutions should be separated.
Further information can be found on the project homepage.
SFB 1176 - Molecular Structuring of Soft Matter
The Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1176 "Molecular Structuring of Soft Matter" is concerned with the design of highly defined polymeric materials along a chain, on or in a plane and in three-dimensional space. The application of polymeric materials is primarily determined by their molecular structure. Therefore, the SFB 1176 aims at the design of such materials with an unprecedented level of structural control in 1, 2 & 3 dimension(s), e.g. to incorporate functionalities at defined positions, to achieve a narrow size distribution or a high level of sequence control. The Bräse group is engaged in the synthesis of suitable monomers and tectonics for the construction of linear conjugated polymers (project A4), the functionalization of cyclophanes as patterned surface coatings via chemical vapor deposition (project B2), planar triarylamine layers for OLED applications (project C2), and the synthesis of COFs (project C5) and functionalized SURGELs (project C6). Again, the already presented tetraphenylmethane and adamantane derivatives, but also substituted triphenylbenzenes, triarylamines as well as bi- and terphenyls and analogous compounds serve as a basis. Further information on research can be found at http://www.sfb1176.de/research.php.