Forschung

Functional Self-assembly

  • Non-covalent interactions in polyfunctional silicon compounds (e.g. silanols or fluorosilicates)
  • Preparation of container compounds with sealable cavities


  1. S. Spirk, H. Ehmann, M. Reischl, R. Kargl, N. Hurkes, M. Wu, J. Novak, R. Resel., R. Pietschnig, V. Ribitsch, Appl. Mat. Interf.2010, 2, 2956.
  2. S. Spirk, F. Belaj, M. Nieger, H. Köfeler, G. N. Rechberger, R. Pietschnig, Chem. Eur. J.2009, 15, 9521.
  3. S. Spirk, M. Nieger, F. Belaj, R. Pietschnig, Dalton Trans.2009, 163.
  4. R. Pietschnig, F. Belaj, J. J. Tirrée, Organometallics2004, 23, 4897.
  5. R. Pietschnig, K. Merz, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.2001, 1210.

Catalysis

  • C-H Activation
  • Hydrolytic Enzymes

  1. A. Orthaber, M. Fuchs, F. Belaj, G. N. Rechberger, J. H. Albering, O. C. Kappe, R. Pietschnig, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.,2011, 2588.
  2. M. Blunder, N. Hurkes, M. List, S. Spirk, R. Pietschnig, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.,2011, 21, 363.
  3. E. F. Aboelfetoh, M. Fechtelkord, R. Pietschnig, J. Mol. Cat. A2010, 318, 51.
  4. E. Fahmy, R. Pietschnig, Catal. Lett.  2009, 127, 83.

Inorganic π-Systems

  • Inorganic chromophores for electronic, sensoric or photocatalytic purposes
  • Molecules with unusual bonding situation


  1. S. Spirk, F. Belaj, J. H. Albering, R. Pietschnig, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 29, 2981.
  2. C. Moser, F. Belaj, R. Pietschnig, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 12589.
  3. C. Moser, M. Nieger, R. Pietschnig, Organometallics2006, 25, 2667.
  4. R. Pietschnig, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.2004, 5, 546.
  5. R. Pietschnig, D. R. Powell, R. West, Organometallics2000, 19, 2724.