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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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German Chemical Society (GDCh)
Klein-Hitpaà , M. and Lynes, A.D. and Hawes, C.S. and Byrne, K. and Schmitt, W. and Gunnlaugsson, T., A Schiff-base cross-linked supramolecular polymer containing diiminophenol compartments and its interaction with copper(II) ions, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2017, p1-10 , Notes: [cited By 0; Article in Press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Byrne, K. and Zubair, M. and Zhu, N. and Zhou, X.-P. and Fox, D.S. and Zhang, H. and Twamley, B. and Lennox, M.J. and DÃŒren, T. and Schmitt, W., Ultra-large supramolecular coordination cages composed of endohedral Archimedean and Platonic bodies, Nature Communications, 8, (15268), 2017, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Chen, Y. and Zhou, J. and Vajda, F. and Maguire, P. and O'Connell, R. and Schmitt, W. and Li, Y. and Yan, Z. and Zhang, Y. and Zhang, H., Multi-metallic Hydrate Hollow Structures in Cobalt Hydrate Based Systems, Crystal Growth and Design, 17, (4), 2017, p1568-1573 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Marzec, B. and Zhang, L. and Zhu, N. and Schmitt, W., Bio-inspired synthetic approaches: From hierarchical, hybrid supramolecular assemblies to CaCO3-based microspheres, Dalton Transactions, 46, (19), 2017, p6456-6463 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ako, A.M. and Hawes, C.S. and Twamley, B. and Schmitt, W., Facile adaptation of 1D Mn(ii) chain motifs to form 3D azo-pyridine-based coordination polymers, CrystEngComm, 19, (6), 2017, p994-1000 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Healy, C. and Twamley, B. and Venkatesan, M. and Schmidt, S. and Gunnlaugsson, T. and Schmitt, W., Hetero-metallic, functionalizable polyoxomolybdate clusters: Via a "top-down" synthetic method, Chemical Communications, 53, (77), 2017, p10660-10663 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hawes C.S, Lynes A.D, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Ryan G, Möbius M.E, Gunnlaugsson T, A resilient and luminescent stimuli-responsive hydrogel from a heterotopic 1,8-naphthalimide-derived ligand, Chemical Communications, 53, (44), 2017, p5989 - 5992, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Shanmugaraju S, Dabadie C, Byrne K, Savyasachi A.J, Umadevi D, Schmitt W, Kitchen J.A, Gunnlaugsson T, A supramolecular Tröger's base derived coordination zinc polymer for fluorescent sensing of phenolic-nitroaromatic explosives in water, Chemical Science, 8, (2), 2017, p1535 - 1546, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Lynes A.D, Hawes C.S, Ward E.N, Haffner B, Möbius M.E, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Pal R, Gunnlaugsson T, Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide n-alkyl ester and carboxylic acid derivatives: tuneable structural, morphological and thermal properties, CrystEngComm, 19, (10), 2017, p1427 - 1438, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
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

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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, Ligand-stabilized aluminium polycations, Synchrotron User Report 2004, KEK, High Energy Facility, Japan, 2005, 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
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.