Research in Kilian group


logo4resizedResearch activities in Kilian group are centred on the design and synthesis of novel organophosphorus and heavier Group 15 (As, Sb, Bi) organoelement compounds. We synthesize new compounds for various practical applications, such as spin labels, or catalysis. Our novel species are also of great academic interest, as they often display intriguing structural features and unusual bonding situations.

The four major areas of our research are:

Peri-substituted naphthalenes and related systems

Stable phosphorus centred radicals

Green chemistry of white phosphorus

P-C bond forming reactions for tertiary phosphine synthesis