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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):
Activation and Preparative Applications of Molecular Oxygen and Organic Peroxides in Regio- and Stereoselective Oxyfunctionalization:

The research interests in this area concern oxygen, sulfur and nitrogen transfer through oxidation processes of organic and metallorganic compounds, of which oxyfunctionalizations constitute the major effort. For this purpose, molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide as well as its derivatives (hydroperoxides, perhydrates, and dioxiranes) are used directly or are being activated chemically or photochemically (generation of singlet oxygen from molecular oxygen) to perform regio- and stereoselective oxyfunctionalizations. The purpose of this work is to understand the mechanism of oxygen-transfer processes in an effort to design more selective, efficient and convenient transformations for preparative purposes.

Results:
For the results in this research area, consult the above-mentioned publications.

Rewards and prizes:
Herr R. Bargon: International Students Summer Course of the Company BASF, 2002.
Herr N. Bottke: Procter & Gambel-Förderpreis, 2000 and Faculty Award (Dissertation) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, 2000.
Frau B. Fröhling: Prize Winner of the Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahresstiftung für Wissenschaft, 2002.
Herr O. Krebs: Procter & Gambel-Förderpreis, 2000 and DAAD Fellowship for a Research Stay in Crete, 2002.
Dr. A. Pastor: Marie-Curie Fellowship of the EU, 1998-1999.
Herr S. Schambony: Faculty Award (Dissertation) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, 2001.
Herr S. Weinkötz: Prize Winner of the Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahresstiftung für Wissenschaft, 1999.

Equipment:
HPLC, Chiralyser, GC, MS, NMR Spectrometers (600, 400, 250 und 200 MHz), Polarimeter.

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Additional Publications