Professor Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany, has received the Alfred Stock Memorial Award from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society). The award was presented at the annual Lecture Meeting of the Wöhler-Vereinigung, the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the GDCh, in Berlin, Germany, on September 26, 2016.
The Alfred Stock Memorial Award honors outstanding research in the field of inorganic chemistry. Holger Braunschweig is recognized for his work on novel compounds that combine main group elements, specifically boron, with transition metals.
Holger Braunschweig studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1990. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Michael F. Lappert at the University of Sussex, UK, and then returned to Aachen, where he completed his habilitation in 1997. Braunschweig was appointed as Privatdozent at RWTH Aachen in 1998, as Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, UK, in 2000, and as Reader at Imperial College in 2002. He then joined the University of Würzburg as Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. His research interests include metal-boron bonds, boron heterocycles, borylene-based functionalization, and organometallic polymers.
Among other honors, Professor Braunschweig has received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 2009 and the RSC Main Group Chemistry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Member of the Bavarian Academy of Science and the Leopoldina Academy of Science, and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions.
- Highly Strained Heterocycles Constructed from Boron-Boron Multiple Bonds and Heavy Chalcogens,
Holger Braunschweig, Philipp Constantinidis, Theresa Dellermann, William C. Ewing, Ingo Fischer, Merlin Hess, Fergus R. Knight, Anna Rempel, Christoph Schneider, Stefan Ullrich, Alfredo Vargas, J. Derek Woollins,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 5606–5609.
- Fundamental Differences between Group 8 Metals: Unexpected Oxidation State Preferences and Mechanisms in Ruthenium Borylene Complex Formation,
Holger Braunschweig, Alexander Damme, Rian D. Dewhurst, Krzysztof Radacki, Felix Weißenberger, Benedikt Wennemann, Qing Ye,
Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 8471–8474.
- Synthesis of Functionalized 1,4-Azaborinines by the Cyclization of Di-tert-butyliminoborane and Alkynes,
Marius Schäfer, Nicholas A. Beattie, K. Geetharani, Julian Schäfer, William C. Ewing, Mirjam Krahfuß, Christian Hörl, Rian D. Dewhurst, Stuart A. Macgregor, Christoph Lambert, Holger Braunschweig,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 8212–8220.
- Metal-Only Lewis Pairs Based on Zerovalent Osmium,
Robin Bissert, Holger Braunschweig, Rian D. Dewhurst, Christoph Schneider,
Organometallics 2016, 35, 2567–2573.
- Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond,
H. Braunschweig, R. D. Dewhurst, K. Hammond, J. Mies, K. Radacki, A. Vargas,
Science 2012, 336, 1420–1422.
- Synthesis and Structure of a Carbene-Stabilized π-Boryl Anion,
Holger Braunschweig, Ching-Wen Chiu, Krzysztof Radacki, Thomas Kupfer,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2041–2044.
- Outstanding Short-Circuit Currents in BHJ Solar Cells Based on NIR-Absorbing Acceptor-Substituted Squaraines,
Ulrich Mayerhöffer, Kaja Deing, Katrin Gruß, Holger Braunschweig, Klaus Meerholz, Frank Würthner,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8776–8779.
- High-Performance Air-Stable n-Channel Organic Thin Film Transistors Based on Halogenated Perylene Bisimide Semiconductors,
Rüdiger Schmidt, Joon Hak Oh, Ya-Sen Sun, Manuela Deppisch, Ana-Maria Krause, Krzysztof Radacki, Holger Braunschweig, Martin Könemann, Peter Erk, Zhenan Bao, Frank Würthner,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 6215–6228.
Also of Interest
- Beryllium(0) Complex Found,
First neutral compounds that contain a zero-valent s-block metal synthesized
- A New Route to Azaborinines,
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
From boroles to 1,2-azaborinines by ring expansion with azides
- Holger Braunschweig (Author Profile),
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11670–11671.
- Alfred Stock Memorial Award 2014,
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
Professor Wolfgang Kaim, University of Stuttgart, Germany, honored
- W. Uhl Awarded Alfred Stock Memorial Prize,
ChemViews Mag. 2012.
The Alfred Stock Memorial Prize of the GDCh has been awarded to Professor Werner Uhl, University of Münster, Germany
- M. Drieß Receives Alfred-Stock Prize,
ChemViews Mag. 2010.
Matthias Drieß will be presented with the Alfred-Stock Prize at the Woehler conference in Freiburg