Dr. Robert Francke

Rostock University, Institute of Chemistry,
Industrial Chemistry Division

Email: robert.francke[at]uni-rostock.de
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Main current Research interests:

  1. Development of new redox catalysts for indirect electrosynthesis
  2. New strategies for separation and recycling of supporting electrolytes and mediators
  3. Paired electrosynthesis
  4. Electroreduction of carbon dioxide for generation of fuels and value-added products
  5. Chemistry and electrochemistry of hypervalent iodine compounds
  6. Phenanthroimidazoles and their radical cations

Selected publications (max. three):

  1. A. Rosas-Hern√°ndez, H. Junge, M. Beller, M. Roemelt, R. Francke Cyclopentadienone iron complexes as efficient and selective catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2 to CO Catal. Sci. Technol. 2017, advance article. DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02352E.
  2. T. Broese, R. Francke, Electrosynthesis Using a Recyclable Mediator-Electrolyte System Based on Ionically Tagged Phenyl Iodide and 1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoroisopropanol Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5896.
  3. R. Francke, R. D. Little Optimizing Electron Transfer Mediators Based on Arylimidazoles by Ring Fusion: Synthesis, Electrochemistry and Computational Analysis of 2-Aryl-1-methyl[9,10-d]phenanthroimidazoles J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 427.
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