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02/2023 Lukas has joined the group. Good luck with your Master thesis.

02/2023 Andreas has started his PhD thesis, welcome back!

01/2023 Mathis has started his PhD thesis. Welcome Back!

11/2022 Anna-Lena started her PhD thesis. Good luck!

10/2022 Sven and Madeleine have started their PhD thesis, welcome back!

10/2022 Jan, Cindy, Manuel, Simon have started their Master thesis.








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

Further information

Recent Publications

Aggregation-induced emission by sequence-selective assembly of cyanolated distyrylbenzene in supramolecular DNA architectures
Ucar, H.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.
2022. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 58 (44), 6437–6440. doi:10.1039/D2CC01161A
Remote Photodamaging of DNA by Photoinduced Energy Transport
Wagenknecht, H.-A.
2022. ChemBioChem, 23 (2), Art. Nr.: e202100265. doi:10.1002/cbic.202100265
Photoredox Catalytic Activation of Trichlorofluoromethane and Addition to Styrenes
Steuernagel, D.; Rombach, D.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.; et al.
2022. ChemPhotoChem, e202200289. doi:10.1002/cptc.202200289
Photocatalytic Synthesis of Acetals and Ketals from Aldehydes and Silylenolethers without the Use of Acids
Steuernagel, D.; Wagenknecht, H.-A.
2022. Chemistry – A European Journal, 29 (13), Art.-Nr.: e202203767. doi:10.1002/chem.202203767