Welcome to the Research Group Viktoria Gessner

Hintere Reihe von links: Christopher Schwarz, Lennart Scharf, Thorsten Scherpf, Sebastian Molitor. Vordere Reihe von links: Kai-Stephan Feichtner, Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner, Andreas Helbig.


Prof. Dr. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner
Lehrstuhl für Anorganische Chemie II
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Email: viktoria.daeschlein-gessner@rub.de
Phone: +49 (0)234-32 24174



July 2016

The Gessner group has moved to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Many thanks to all members of the Chemistry Department in Würzburg for the perfect research environment and the fantastic time we had in the last years.

May 2016

New paper of Sebastian on diphosphine gold complexes: Read more.

Christopher Schwarz has started his PhD thesis. Welcome to the group!

April 2016

New paper in Angewandte Chemie: Alkali metal carbenoids: A case of higher stability of the heavier congener. Read more.

Andreas Helbig has joined the group for his Bachelor thesis: Welcome!


March 2016

Lennart Scharf has been awarded with a PhD fellowship of the Fond der Chemischen Industrie. Congrats!


February 2016

New publication of Sebastian in Organomatallics. Read more.


December 2015

ERC-STARTING-GRANT: The European Research Council approved our Ylide project for funding. Congrats to the whole group!!!

Just published online in Chemistry - A European Jounal: "Preparation and Isolation of a Chiral Methandiide and its Application as Cooperative Ligand in Bond Activation". Congrats to Kai!Read more

Viktoria was selected as one of the Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardees in 2015.


November 2015

Sebastian recieved a travel grant of the DAAD for the PACIFICHEM 2015. Congratulations!

New group member! Lennart Scharf has joined the group. After finishing his master degree in Aachen, he moved to Würzburg and is now working on a combined experimental and computational project. Welcome to the group.

30. October 2015
Julia Weismann wurde heute mit ihrer Arbeit zum Thema "Methandiid-basierte Carbenkomplexe: Von ihrer Synthese und elektronischer Struktur zur Anwendung in Bindungsaktivierungsreaktionen und katalytischen Umsetzungen" zum Dr. rer. nat. promoviert. Herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles Gute für die weitere Laufbahn!!

August 2015

Our new findings on the cooperating behaviour of carbene ligands are now published in Chemical Communications. Read more about the "Si-H Activation by means of Metal Ligand Cooperation in a Methandiide Derived Carbene Complex".

Accepted in Chemistry A European Journal: Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation with a Methandiide Based Carbene Complex: An Experimental and Computational Study.

July 2015
Just being accepted in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry: Selective [2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Isocyanates and Thioisocyanates across the M=C Bond in a Ruthenium Carbene Complex. Well done Julia!
June 2015
Our Angewandte Paper "Bridging the Gap Between Bisylides and Methandiides: Isolation of an Yldiide" is now online. Read more.Congrats to the group!!

April 2015
First cover picture of our group!

For more infos on the cover, see the cover profile: link.


Many thanks to Elke Feichtner for her help with the design.