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Günter Haufe has strong research interests in organofluorine chemistry including 18F-radiochemistry. Experimental studies carried out in his group include selective fluorination methods and synthesis of fluorinated analogues of natural products and medicinally relevant compounds. Other topics are application of enzymes in organic synthesis, alicyclic chemistry and total synthesis of natural products. Günter Haufe owns >20 patents and has published >280 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. In 1989 he published a book on "Chemistry of Alicyclic Compounds" (Elsevier, Amsterdam) together with Gerhard Mann and in 2008 he edited a monograph "Fluorine and Health" (Elsevier, Amsterdam) together with Alain Tressaud. He was an Associate Editor of "Advances in Fluorine Science" and he is a Regional Editor of the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry since 2008.

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Chemistry for Biologists: Respiration

Introduction: "Photosynthesis is the conversion of light energy to chemical energy that is stored in glucose or other organic compounds; it occurs in plants, algae, and certain prokaryotes" (Campbell, G-16).

Respiration What is respiration

A CSIC study discovers that the minerals which make up this type of meteorite can synthesise certain complex organic compounds in the presence of water and formamide

Autotrophs obtain organic compounds by synthesising them from inorganic compounds

It is a metal in the first transition series

Some of these cluster compounds, prepared by solid state chemistry at high temperature, were further dissolved in various solvents, then constituting efficient precursors for elaboration of hybrid organic/inorganic metal cluster compounds by ligand exchange or by metathesis in soft chemistry that allows handling some ligands instable in the high temperature conditions of the metal cluster synthesis. The grafting of functional ligands on the metal cluster gave access to hybrid cluster units that were further used in the elaboration of nanomaterials in which the specific properties of both the metal cluster units (luminescence, magnetism, redox properties) and the functional ligands can coexist giving materials potentially useful in optoelectronic or biotechnology. For instance, cluster-dendrimer assemblings, functionalized silicon surfaces giving new type of molecular junctions, silica nanoparticles with luminescent properties or bifunctional magnetic and luminescent silica nanoparticles were obtained with octahedral metal clusters.


His research interests are focused in the chemistry of polyphenolic and nitrogen heterocyclic compounds, with special emphasis on the development of new synthetic routes and also on organocatalytic and metal-catalyzed transformations. His group has been centered in the development of sustainable synthetic methods, by using microwave irradiation and solvent free conditions; more recently the group developed the first static ohmic heating reactor for chemical synthesis at laboratory scale, a high energy-efficient way of heating chemical reactions using water as solvent. Using this alternative heating method, new protocols for the synthesis of relevant compounds have already been successfully developed. His research interests also include the isolation and structural characterization of natural products from diverse terrestrial and marine sources.

Industrial instrumental methods of chemical analysis …

Prof. Torres′s contributions mainly include the synthesis of unsymmetric phthalocyanines and subphthalocyanines, their conjugation with carbon nanostructures (fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene), supramolecular organization in solution and condensed phases, and applications of these compounds in non-linear optics (NLO), photoinduced electron transfer, molecular photovoltaics (organic solar cells, hybrids and perovskites), and more recently in areas of nanotechnology (organization and synthesis in surfaces) and nanomedicine (photodynamic therapy, PDT, cancer and atherosclerosis, and inactivation of bacteria and viruses). Torres has published more than 500 articles, reviews and patents, and has an h-index of 74, with 14 "highly cited papers" (Thomson Reuters).