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The POMLab

ThePOMLab has a long tradition in the synthesis and structural characterization of discrete polyoxometalates (POMs). Their physicochemical properties in areas such as catalysis, magnetism, electrochemistry, and biomedicine are also investigated (partially in collaboration). We are particularly interested in d- and f-block metal-containing heteropolytungstates as well as polyoxo-noble-metalates, in particular polyoxopalladates (POPs). Academic as well as industrial projects are being investigated. Some research highlights are the discovery of (i) polyoxopalladates in 2008 (P13As8), (ii) polyoxoaurates in 2010 (Au4As40), and (iii) transition metal-containing derivatives of the wheel-shaped P8W48 wheel in 2005 (Cu20P8W48).



Contact Person: Ulrich Kortz
Contact Address: Jacobs University, Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Germany
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Available techniques

Multinuclear NMR, UV-Vis, AA, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, electrochemistry, single-crystal XRD, FT-IR, TGA-DSC, physisorption, steel autoclaves, microwave reactor, glove box.


Yang, P.; Kortz, U. Discovery and Evolution of Polyoxopalladates. Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 1599−1608. [Read Online]

Izarova, N. V.; Pope, M. T.; Kortz, U. Noble Metals in Polyoxometalates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 9492-9510. [Read Online]

Mal, S. S.; Kortz, U. The Wheel-Shaped Cu20 Tungstophosphate [Cu20Cl(OH)24(H2O)12(P8W48O184)]25- Ion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 3777-3780. [Read Online]