Group Members

Michael Kathan
Graduate Student

AG Hecht
Department of Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Lab:      3'107
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-7327
Email:    michael.peter.kathan@chemie.hu-berlin.de
Michael Kathan

Curriculum Vitae

March 01, 1988
born in Weilheim i. Ob., Germany
10/2008 - 09/2011
Bachelor of Science at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
11/2011 - 02/2012
Intern at Plansee SE, Reutte, Austria
04/2012 - 09/2014
Master of Science at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
09/2013 - 03/2014
Visiting student at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, under the guidance of Prof. François Diederich
Since 05/2015
Doctoral research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Stefan Hecht

RESEARCH TOPIC

"Photocontrol over Dynamic Polymerizations"

Summary ...

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M. Kathan, S. Hecht*: “Photoswitchable molecules as key ingredients to drive systems away from global thermodynamic minimum”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 5536-5550 (back cover of special issue "Chemical systems out of equilibrium")

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A. Fuhrmann, M. Kathan, R. Göstl, S. Hecht*: “Mit molekularen Photoschaltern Materialien kontrollieren” Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2017, 65, 525-529.
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M. Kathan, P. Kovaříček, C. Jurissek, A. Senf, A. Dallmann, A. F. Thünemann, S. Hecht*: “Remote-controlling Imine Exchange Kinetics with Photoswitches to Modulate Self-healing in Polysiloxane Networks by Light” Angew. Chem. 2016128, 14086-14090; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 13882-13886 (inside back cover).
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B. Topolinski, B. M. Schmidt, S. Schwagerus, M. Kathan, D. Lentz*: “Syntheses and Properties of Multiferrocenylated Corannulenes”  Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 31, 5391–5405.

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D. Schweinfurth, M. Zalibera, M. Kathan, C. Shen, M. Mazzolini, N. Trapp, J. Crassous, G. Gescheidt, F. Diederich*: “Helicene Quinones: Redox-Triggered Chiroptical Switching and Chiral Recognition of the Semiquinone Radical Anion Lithium Salt by ENDOR Spectroscopy”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014,136, 13045-13052.
Highlighted in Synfacts: T. M. Swager, S. P. Luppino: “Synthetic Strategy Toward Enantiopure Helicene Quinones”  Synfacts 2014, 10, 1157.
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B. Topolinski, B. M. Schmidt, M. Kathan, S. I. Troyanov, D. Lentz*: “Corannulenylferrocenes: Towards a 1D, Non-covalent Metal-organic Nanowire”  Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6298–6300.
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