First joint publication of the Asmis, Tonner and Warneke groups

Importance of π-Backbonding for the Reactivity of Electrophilic Anions

Joint research work headed by the junior research group Warneke together with the Tonner and Asmis groups on the systematic investigation of the relevance of π-backbonding involving the delocalized σ-electron systems in superelectrophilic anions.


Communication in ChemPhysChem

Spectral Fingerprint of Solvent-Bridged Ion Pairs Identified

A molecular-level understanding of ion solvation is of fundamental interest in various fields, ranging from biochemistry to atmospheric chemistry. Currently, one of the key challenges is to assess and model the extent of ion pairing in aqueous electrolyte solutions. Obtaining detailed information on...


Feature Article Appears in J. Phys. Chem. A

Online Monitoring of Isomeric Reaction Intermediates

This overview article features Martin Mayer's work as part of his doctoral thesis at the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute on isomer-specific online monitoring of reaction intermediates in microfluidic chip reactors.



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150 Years of Physical Chemistry

The Wilhelm Ostwald Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry is organizing a ceremonial colloquium on the 150th anniversary of Gustav Wiedemann's appointment to the first chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Leipzig, with a keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund.


Deadline Abstracts DPG and Bunsentagung


Dies Academicus


GRS on Molecular and Ionic Clusters 2022

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by December 25, 2021. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline.