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Professor Wolfgang Schmitt

Professor (Chemistry)

1999: Diplom-Ingenieur (Chemistry), Technical University Darmstadt (Germany); 2002: PhD, Technical University Karlsruhe(Germany); 2003-2004: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technical University Karlsruhe and at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (London); 2004-2005: ICYS Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan) since Oct. 2005: Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin
  Bio-Inorganic Chemistry   Carbon nanostructures   Cluster Compounds   Coordination polymers   Crystal engineering   Gas Storage Materials   Hetrogeneous catalysis   Hydro- and Solvothermal Synthesis   Inorganic Chemistry   Magneto chemistry   Materials Technology   Metallo Supramolecular chemistry   Nanochemistry   Nanostructures   Nanotechnology   New materials, supramolecular structures   Organic Chemistry   Supramolecular chemistry   Supramolecular coordination chemistry   Surface chemistry
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Zhu N, Sensharma D, Wix P, Lennox M.J, DÃŒren T, Wong W.-Y, Schmitt W, Framework Isomerism: Highly Augmented Copper(II)-Paddlewheel-Based MOF with Unusual (3,4)-Net Topology, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, (13-14), 2016, p1939 - 1943, Notes: [Export Date: 13 December 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hawes C.S, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Gunnlaugsson T, Flexible Porous Coordination Polymers from Divergent Photoluminescent 4-Oxo-1,8-naphthalimide Ligands, Inorganic Chemistry, 55, (21), 2016, p11570 - 11582, Notes: [Export Date: 13 December 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Zhang L, Chimamkpam T, Onet C.I, Zhu N, Clérac R, Schmitt W, Anion-directed supramolecular chemistry modulating the magnetic properties of nanoscopic Mn coordination clusters: From polynuclear high-spin complexes to SMMs, Dalton Transactions, 45, (44), 2016, p17705 - 17713, Notes: [Export Date: 13 December 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Shit S, Nandy M, Saha D, Zhang L, Schmitt W, Rizzoli C, Row T.N.G, Synthesis, crystal structure and fluorescence properties of two dinuclear zinc(II) complexes incorporating tridentate (NNO) Schiff bases, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 69, (16), 2016, p2403 - 2414, Notes: [Export Date: 13 December 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Chen, Yanhui, Zhou, Junfeng, Maguire, Pierce, O'Connell, Robert, Schmitt, Wolfgang, Li, Yonghe, Yan, Zhengguang, Zhang, Yuefei, Zhang, Hongzhou, Enhancing capacitance behaviour of CoOOH nanostructures using transition metal dopants by ambient oxidation, Scientific Reports, 6, 2016, p20704 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Chimamkpam T.O, Clérac R, Mitcov D, Twamley B, Venkatesan M, Schmitt W, Structural variation in cation-assisted assembly of high-nuclearity Mn arsonate and phosphonate wheels, Dalton Transactions, 45, (4), 2016, p1349 - 1353, Notes: [Cited By :2 Export Date: 13 December 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Tobin G, Comby S, Zhu N, Clérac R, Gunnlaugsson T, Schmitt W, Towards multifunctional lanthanide-based metal-organic frameworks, Chemical Communications, 51, (68), 2015, p13313 - 13316, Notes: [Export Date: 22 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Lin J.-D, Onet C.I, Schmitt W, Photoluminescent lead(II) coordination polymers stabilised by bifunctional organoarsonate ligands, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 16, (2), 2015, 024803-, Notes: [Export Date: 22 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Chen, Y.H., Zhou, J.F., Mullarkey, D., (...), Coey, M., Zhang, H.Z., Synthesis, characterization and magnetic properties of ultrafine Co3O4 octahedra, AIP Advances, 5, (8), 2015, p087122-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Zhu N, Lennox MJ, Düren T, Schmitt W, Polymorphism of metal-organic frameworks: direct comparison of structures and theoretical N2-uptake of topological - and -isomers., Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 50, (32), 2014, p4207-10 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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W. Schmitt, Organic-inorganic hybrid materials have a bright future, Melting Pot International Edition, 3, 2005, p7 - 8, Notes: [Melting Pot, Japanese Edition, 2005, 3, 7-8. ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
W. Schmitt, J. P. Hill, Structural studies on hybrid organic-inorganic coordination assemblies, Synchrotron User Report 2004, KEK, High Energy Facility, Japan, 2005, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
W. Schmitt, J. P. Hill, Ligand-stabilized aluminium polycations, Synchrotron User Report 2004, KEK, High Energy Facility, Japan, 2005, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Wolfgang Schmitt, Hydrolyse von Eisen(III)- und Aluminium(III)salzen in Aminocarbonsäure-stabilisierten, protischen Reaktionssystemen - Strukturen und Eigenschaften mehrkerniger molekularer Komplexe und vernetzter, supramolekularer Aggregate., 1st Ed., Goettingen, Cuvillier, 2002, 316 pp, Notes: [Doctoral Thesis], Book, PUBLISHED


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Award of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie" 1991
Dr.-Anton-Keller-Prize of the University of Darmstadt (TU) 2000
ICYS Fellowship, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan 2004
We are developing methodologies for engineering hybrid organic-inorganic coordination compounds. The concept of hybrid organic-inorganic materials presents a means for customizing physical and chemical properties by reducing the dimensionality and by influencing the devolution pattern of classical inorganic materials within organic matrices. This approach allows a combination of the superior properties of inorganic and organic materials. Our investigations include the synthesis, self-assembly and physicochemical characterization of coordination polymers, cluster compounds, biominerals and bioinorganic enzyme models. Key research areas under this purview include gas storage materials (e.g. for hydrogen), catalysis, separation science and magnetic materials. Furthermore, we use coordination polymers as templates for the synthesis of nanostructured materials by thermolysis, pyrolysis and intra-crystal polymerization resulting in organic-inorganic composites, pure inorganic or carbon-based materials.