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Department of Chemistry Emeriti

Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry

At the interface of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry various research areas concern fundamental Organometallic and Solid State Chemistry.

Major efforts are devoted to the area of transition metal hydrides, which is related to homogeneous catalysis, in particular homogeneous hydrogenations and hydrosilations. Metal carbon oriented activities concern several catalyses of C-C coupling reactions mediated by transition metal complexes and in addition metallacumulenes, where carbon chained units are sought to space transition metal centers for potential use as single-electron devices. More recently a new theme was established concerning chemical hydro-gen storage devices. Solid state research fields deal with the archaeometry of ancient, manmade blue and purple pigments and superconductors.

The following topics are covered by our present research projects:

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Prof. em. Dr. Heinz Berke

University of Zurich
Department of Chemistry Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 635 46 81
E-Mail: Heinz Berke
Office: Y 19 L 05