Dr. Tobias Krämer firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobias investigates the chemistry of late transition metal σ-alkane complexes, specifically [Rh(iBu2PCH2CH2PiBu2)(norbornane)]+. This EPSRC-funded project is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Andy Weller at the University of Oxford.
Tobias completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford with Prof. John E. McGrady. His research focused on electronic structure calculations of open-shell transition metal systems related to the bonding in inorganic coordination compounds and clusters.
Subsequently, Tobias joined the group of Prof. Frank Neese as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany). Here he studied [NiFe] hydrogenases (enzymes that catalyse the reversible oxidation of molecular hydrogen), and related biomimetic Ni/Fe complexes by means of theoretical spectroscopy.
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Solid-State Molecular Organometallic Chemistry. Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Reactivity and Catalysis with Light Hydrocarbon Substrates,
Large, Weakly Basic Bis(carbonyl)phosphines: an Experimental and Computational Study
Convergent (De)Hydrogenative Pathways via a Rhodium α-Hydroxylalkyl Complex,
Formation of a σ-alkane Complex and a Molecular Rearrangement in the Solid-State: [Rh(Cyp2PCH2CH2PCyp2)(η2:η2-C7H12)][BArF4]
Selective C-H Activation at a Molecular Rhodium Sigma-Alkane Complex by Solid/Gas Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal H/D Exchange.
[Pd4(μ3-SbMe3)4(SbMe3)4]: A Pd(0) Tetrahedron with μ3-Bridging Trimethylantimony Ligands.
In Search of Metal Hydrides: An X-ray Absorption and Emission Study of [NiFe] Hydrogenase Model Complexes
A Rhodium-Pentane Sigma-Alkane Complex: Characterization in the Solid State by Experimental and Computational Techniques.
Solid-State Synthesis and Characterization of Sigma-Alkane Complexes, [Rh(L2)(η2,η2-C7H12)][BArF4] (L2 = Bidentate Chelating Phosphine).
Stoichiometric and Catalytic Solid-Gas Reactivity of Rhodium Bis-phosphine Complexes.
12th September 2016
Tobi has swapped Edinburgh for Gent for the next 4 weeks. He will be working at the Centre for Molecular Modelling in order to learn new computational methods to aid in our research in σ-alkane complexes.
11th August 2016
The group atteneded the 50th USIC Conference at Strathclyde University. Stuart gave a plenary talk whilst Nick also presented his work. Tobi, Nasir and Nick also presented posters.
14th June 2016
The group enjoyed attending the ScotCHEM Computational Chemistry Conference hosted by Edinburgh University. Nick presented his work on the dehydrocoupling of amine-boranes. Meanwhile, Tobi and Nasir presented posters on their work.
29th March 2016
The group recently attended Dalton 2016. Stuart presented, while Tobi, Nick and Nasir all presented posters, with Tobi winning the Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson poster prize.
22nd Feburary 2016
Stuart, Dave and Tobi attended the CP2K-UK 3rd Users Meeting in London. Tobi presented on the group's work using CP2K.
19th Feburary 2016
Tobi attended the Workshop on Theoretical Chemistry 2016 in Mariapfarr, Austria.
3rd December 2015
Suart and Tobi attended PACIFICHEM 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Both presented talks on the groups research.
20th October 2015
Stuart, Tobi and Nick headed down to Oxford for collaborative meetings with The Weller Group over EPSRC funded projects on σ-alkane complexes and main-group boranes.
2nd September 2015
Stuart, Tobi and Emma headed to Stockholm for the 3rd Meeting on Challenges in Computational Homogeneous Catalysis. Stuart gave a talk on our recent work on σ-alkane complexes in the solid state.
1st April 2015
Claire, Dave, Tobi, Nick, Emma and Vera travelled to the Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Discussion group at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. Claire gave her talk on kinetic modelling of C-I activation with a Ru(II) hydride-phosphine complex: