Welcome to the Plenio Research Group – Home of the Transition Metals

Homogeneous catalysis and fluorescent dyes meet organometallic chemistry. This triangle at the borderline between organic and inorganic chemistry characterizes our research activities which are aimed at: a) improving the efficiency with which simple organic molecules are converted into more complex organic molecules; b) understanding the mechanism of such reactions utilizing various spectroscopic techniques, and c) utilizing fluorescent dyes to monitor changes at the catalytically active metals with extremely high sensitivity and selectivity.

Picture: Herbert Plenio

Herbert Plenio

"Catalysis is a key technology of the chemical industry in the 21st century."

Learn more