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Prof. Ulrich Kortz, Ph.D. – Professor of Chemistry

Department of Life Sciences & Chemistry

Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen, Germany

Telephone: +49 421 200-3235
Fax: +49 421 200-3229
E-Mail: u.kortz@jacobs-university.de
Office: Research III, Room 111

 

 

  • Jacobs Scientists create new giant molecule
    Jacobs Scientists create new giant molecule
    Ulrich Kortz, Professor of Chemistry at Jacobs University, and his team successfully synthesized a polyoxometalate with 100 Tungsten and 20 Cerium atoms that has a molar mass of about 30 kilo Dalton. With a maximum diameter of 4.2 nm the inorganic molecule is comparable in size to large complex bio-molecules or even small viruses. The reaction conditions and the molecular structure are now published as cover story of the current issue of Angewandte Chemie (doi: 10.1002/anie.200701422).
  • Nützliche Symmetriewunder
    Nützliche Symmetriewunder
    Vom 28. Juli bis 1. August 2009 veranstaltet die Jacobs University ein internationales State-of-the-art-Symposion zu Synthese und Anwendungen von Polyoxometallaten (POM), einer Klasse anorganischer Metall-Sauerstoff-Molekülen mit großer Strukturvielfalt und chemischen Eigenschaften, die für unterschiedlichste Anwendungen interessant sind, darunter Katalyse, Medizin und Materialwissenschaften.
  • Noble Metal in Action
    Noble Metal in Action
    Ulrich Kortz, Chemistry professor at Jacobs University, and his team report the synthesis of a novel, discrete noble metal-oxide, containing a record number of 22 palladium atoms, as well as two central copper ions. In addition to its high catalytic potential, this {Cu2Pd22} cluster compound also exhibits very unusual intramolecular magnetic interactions. The study has now been published as a “Very Important Paper” in the Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
  • Energy alternatives
    Energy alternatives
    Great news for the science region Bremen - Oldenburg: Three research groups from Jacobs University, along with scientists from the University of Bremen and the University of Oldenburg will participate in the new Priority Program investigating light driven water splitting, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Chinese honor
    Chinese honor
    Ulrich Kortz, Professor of Chemistry at Jacobs University, has been appointed as ’Guest Professor of Henan Province’ by Henan University in Kaifeng, China. He is the first German professor to receive the honor. During a recent research stay at the Chinese university, Prof. Kortz was presented with the prestigious award by Guoxiang Zhao, President of Henan University. He also gave a lecture on ‘Selected Aspects of Polyoxometalate Chemistry’ during his latest visit.
  • Alkaline Earth Guests in Polyoxopalladate Chemistry: From Nanocube to Nanostar via an Open-Shell Str
    Alkaline Earth Guests in Polyoxopalladate Chemistry: From Nanocube to Nanostar via an Open-Shell Str
    The three novel, discrete palladium(II)-oxo clusters [CaPd12O8(PhAsO3)8]6- (CaPd12), [SrPd12O6(OH)3(PhAsO3)6(OAc)3]4- (SrPd12), and [BaPd15O10(PhAsO3)10]8- (BaPd15) encapsulating alkaline earth metal ions were prepared and fully characterized by a multitude of solution and solid-state physicochemical techniques. (ACIE, 2014, 53, 11974)
  • Structural elucidation of latent and active abPPO4 mushroom tyrosinase
    Structural elucidation of latent and active abPPO4 mushroom tyrosinase
    Latent and active abPPO4 mushroom tyrosinase cocrystallized with hexatungstotellurate(VI) in a single crystal (Biological Crystallography Acta Cryst. (2014). D70, 2301–2315)
  • Breakthrough discovery in artificial photosynthesis
    Breakthrough discovery in artificial photosynthesis
    Scientists recreate the oxygen-producing core of the photosynthetic enzyme in the lab. For the first time researchers from Germany and Italy have now been able to recreate the active core of the PSII-enzyme in the laboratory and build an artificial model that mimics the so-called Natural Oxygen Evolving Center, i.e. the motor powering the photosynthetic engine. (ACIE, 2014, 53, 11182)