JACS: RUB chemists explain the fingerprint of dissolved glycine in the Terahertz range - Combination of molecular-dynamics simulations and spectroscopy is key to success. The team led by Prof Dr Martina Havenith-Newen and Prof Dr Dominik Marx published their report in the “Journal of the American Chemical Society”.
Chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have, for the first time, completely analysed the fingerprint region of the Terahertz spectrum of a biologically relevant molecule in water, in this case, an amino acid. By combining spectroscopy and molecular-dynamics simulations, they
Chem. Eur. J.: This chemical reaction could someday make it possible to put the climate-damaging gas to good use.
RUB researchers have found a way to turn climate-damaging CO2 into an alcohol that could serve as a raw material for the chemical...
Angew. Chem.: Numerous chemical and industrial processes take place in solution. But the exact interactions between solvent and solute are not yet understood.
water, solvation, STM, microscopy, simulation, molecules, hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity
Angew. Chem.: Computersimulationen eröffnen Weg zum gezielten Design von Nano-Instrumenten Computer simulations enable targeted chemical design of nanotechnological devices RUB researchers publish their findings in the professional journal “Angewandte Chemie”
Currently, key concepts in Solvation Science are firmly established in terms of global properties of homogeneous bulk systems at thermodynamic equilibrium conditions. However, it is intriguing to see how local solvation phenomena in nanoheterogeneous environments determine the reactivity and selectivity in solution as well as the function of electrocatalysts, receptors, and enzymes.
In RESOLV we wish to extend those global concepts into spatially and time-resolved properties and establish new concepts of relevance to Solvation Science. We will tackle this grand theme by introducing
For our Career Day, we welcome guests from chemical industry, from a patent agent's office and from a scientific journal as well as a founder of a local company. The Summer School participants will actively take part in different group discussions and a panel discussion to gain more information about career oppportunities outside from academia.
… the Max Plank Institutes for Coal and Iron Research (in Düsseldorf and Mülheim an der Ruhr, respectively).New research directions! The aim of the new project is to investigate the role of the solvent in chemical processes beyond normal conditions,...
… form: Track II including preparatory program
Please note: Applicants for Track I & II are required to discuss the application and the research project description with their proposed doctoral supervisor. Track II applicants will work with the iGSS Office to determine the appropriate preparatory…
COORDINATOR OF RESEARCH AREA B
Please contact: Prof. Dr. W. Sander
Solutes imprint their shape (molecular structure, charge distribution) on the surrounding solvent shells, thus creating solvent arrangements that both in structure and dynamics deviate from the bulk. This so-called ‘solvent shaping’ in the vicinity of reaction centers, whether an enzyme or a catalytic encounter complex, has emerged as an underlying theme to enable the optimization of both yield and selectivity.
Most elementary chemical reaction steps occur on time scales from femto-