Günther Knör

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A 2,2'-bipyridyl-containing poly(arylene-ethynylene)-alt-poly(arylene-vinylene) polymer, acting as a light-harvesting ligand system, was synthesized and coupled to an organometallic rhodium complex designed for photocatalytic NAD(+)/NADH reduction. The material, which absorbs over a wide spectral range, was characterized by using various analytical(More)
The air- and moisture-stable iron-sulfur carbonyl clusters Fe3S2(CO)7(dppm) (1) and Fe3S2(CO)7(dppf) (2) carrying the bisphosphine ligands bis(diphenylphosphanyl)methane (dppm) and 1,1'-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)ferrocene (dppf) were prepared and fully characterized. Two alternative synthetic routes based on different thionation reactions of triiron(More)
Rhenium(I) carbonyl complexes carrying substituted bis(arylimino)acenaphthene ligands (BIAN-R) have been tested as potential catalysts for the two-electron reduction of carbon dioxide. Cyclic voltammetric studies as well as controlled potential electrolysis experiments were performed using CO2-saturated solutions of the complexes in acetonitrile and(More)
An efficient photocatalytic two-electron reduction and protonation of nicotine amide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)), as well as the synthetic nucleotide co-factor analogue N-benzyl-3-carbamoyl-pyridinium (BNAD(+)), powered by photons in the long-wavelength region of visible light (λirr > 610 nm), is demonstrated for the first time. This functional artificial(More)
The heteroaromatic polynitrile compound tetracyanopyridine (TCNPy) is introduced as a new electron acceptor for the formation of deeply colored charge-transfer complexes. In MeCN, TCNPy is characterized by a quasireversible one-electron-reduction process at -0.51 V (versus SCE). The tetracyanopyridine radical anion undergoes a secondary chemical reaction,(More)
In this study, a completely water soluble tri-cationic porphyrin-EDTA conjugate was synthesized. We present data demonstrating the tumoristatic effects of the novel fully water soluble cationic porphyrin TMPy(3)PhenEDTA-P-Cl(4) in the dark, in the medullary thyroid carcinoma cell lines MTC-SK and SHER-I and weaker effects in the small intestinal(More)