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There Is a Future for N-Heterocyclic Carbene Iron(II) Dyes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Improving Performance through Changes in the Electrolyte
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Fabian Brunner wins SCS Photochemistry Poster Prize

Fabian Brunner has won the award for "Best Poster" at the SCS Photochemistry Symposium that took place on 14h June 2019 in Fribourg.
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2019 is the sesquicentenniel of the periodic table

150 years ago, on the 18th March 1869, Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (also variously transliterated as Dmítriy Ivánovich, Mendelejew, Mendelejeff, Mendeléeff or Mendeléyev from the Cyrillic Дмитрий Иванович Менделеев) presented the first…
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Metal leads to the desired configuration

Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface. These potential components of dye-sensitized solar cells form complexes with metals and thereby alter their…

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Ed remembers his doctoral supervisor

Prof. Ken Seddon OBE Memorial Symposium, Belfast September 14, 2018

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Ed Constable wird neues Titularmitglied der IUPAC (in German)

Der Chemiker Prof. Ed Constable, Vizerektor Forschung der Universität Basel, ist neues Titularmitglied der Abteilung VIII der International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
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Copper(I) and silver(I) complexes of 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)xanthene: photophysical properties and structural rigidity under pressure
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CF3 Substitution of [Cu(P^P)(bpy)][PF6] Complexes: Effects on Photophysical Properties and Light‐Emitting Electrochemical Cell Performance
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Sarah Keller wins 2017 Albert Hofmann PhD Award

Sarah Keller, a 4th year PhD student in the group of Professors Housecroft and Constable, has won one of the 2017 Albert Hofmann PhD Awards for Excellence in Research.
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Clean Energy From Water

Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. To obtain clean energy, the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical. Researchers at the University of Basel study…