At the Institute of Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials novel organic materials are developed. Reseach and development are focussed on organic semiconductors and conductors, which are used in the future technology of organic electronics.

Research profile

In recent years, our Institute has defined and established the following future fields as foci

  • Organic energy-, nano- and biomaterials
  • Functionalized surfaces
  • Self-organization and scanning probe microscop
  • Organic electronics and solar cells
  • Nanomedical applications
  • Porous organic materials

Thus, the Institute strengthens its distinctive profil. Manifold national and international cooperations with partners from academia and industry enable us to implement the newly developed materials in future technologies.

Research foci

Research in the field of organic semiconductors and conductors, in particular of thiophene-based conjugated oligomers and polymers is divided into the following research groups (RG, for further information please refer to the respective link):

  • RG  Bioinspired conjugated materials
  • RG  Dyes for organic solar cells
  • RG  Dendrimers: 3D-conjugated systems and organic solar cells
  • RG  Conducting polymers and biomedical applications
  • RG  Oligomers and organic solar cell
  • RG  Organic cage compounds and porous materials
  • RG  Scanning probe microscopy, spectroscopy and theory

Ranging from the development of novel synthetic methods to the preparation of multidimensional, functional p-conjugated materials and materials with self-organization properties, a wide field of research is covered. Attention is devoted to chemistry and physics starting from single molecules to materials with application in (opto)electronic devices.

Combination of p-conjugated materials with biomolecules results in hybrids with particular electronic and biological properties finding potential application in the field of nanomedicine. 

A survey over the area of thiophene-based materials and their application can be found in the following reviews and articles written by us:

A. Mishra, C.-Q. Ma, P. Bäuerle, Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 1141-1278: Functional Oligothiophenes: Molecular Design for Multi-dimensional Nanoarchitectures and their Applications.

A. Mishra, C.-Q. Ma, J. Segura, P. Bäuerle, Functional Oligothiophene-based Materials: Nanoarchitectures and Applications in Thiophene-based materials for Electronics and Photonics, D. Perepichka, V. Perepichka (Eds.), Wiley, 2009 (expect.)

P. Bäuerle, Oligothiophenes in Electronic Materials: The Oligomer Approach, K. Müllen, G. Wegner (Eds.), Wiley 1998, pp.105

P. Bäuerle, The Chemistry of Oligothiophenes in Handbook of Oligo- and Polythiophenes, D. Fichou (Ed.), Wiley 1998, pp. 89