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Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg
Mail: adam@chemie.uni-wuerzburg.de
Url: http://www.organik.chemie.uni-wuerzburg.de

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Research foci (and basic equipment-based research projects):
Photochemical Generation and Mechanistic Aspects of Reaction Intermediates:

Our research interests in the area of photochemistry concern short-lived reaction intermediates, such as monoradicals, 1,3-cyclopentanediyl-type and cross-conjugated (non-Kekulé type) triplet and singlet diradicals, polyradicals as well as electronically excited states, which are generated primarily photochemically (also some intermediates thermally and chemically) from azoalkanes and strained hydrocarbons (housanes). The chemical, physical and spectral properties of photochemically or chemically generated transients are assessed in details. The elucidation of the chemical fate of radical cations, which are generated through photochemical (PET) or chemical (CET) electron-transfer processes, constitutes one of the major research topics in this area.

Results:
Consult the above-mentioned publications for the results in this research area.

Rewards and prizes:
Prof. W. Adam: Visiting Professorship, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1999, University of Bilbao, Spain, 2000, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2001and University of De Ros Andes, La Pas, Boliva, 2002; Member, Bavarian Academy of Sciences, 2001.
Herr V. Stegmann: International Students Summer Course of the Company BASF, 2000.
Herr M. Diedering: International Students Summer Course of the Company BASF, 2001.
Dr. V. Marti: Marie-Curie Fellowship of EU, 1998-1999.
Dr. M. C. Sajimon: Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship, 2001-2002.
Dr. A. V. Trofimov: Academia Europaea Prize (Young Scientists Award in Chemistry), 1999.

Equipment:
Argon-Ion Laser, EPR Spectrometer, Fluorescence Spectrometer , GC, MS, NMR Spectrometers (600, 400, 250 and 200 MHz), UV Spectrophotometer.

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Additional Publications