Prof. Dr. Martin Baumgarten

Prof. Dr. Martin Baumgarten studied chemistry and physics at the Free University Berlin, where he received his PhD in organic chemistry in 1988. From 1988-1990 he held a postdoctoral position at Princeton University. In 1990 he joined the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz as a project leader. In 1996 he achieved his habilitation and was appointed Privatdozent at the J. G.-University of Mainz. For 2 semesters 2001/2002 he was guest professor at the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, teaching organic chemistry. In 2004 he was appointed visiting professor of Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China. In 2010 he was awarded Professor from Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz.

Main Research Interests

His research interests focus on conjugated polymers for light emitting diodes (OLED) and ambipolar transistors (OFET), Organic Spin Chemistry and Spin Networks, Molecular Models for Bose Einstein Condensates, Polyphenylene Dendrimers for light emission and sensing. He achieved more then 250 publications with more than 100 as first or corresponding author.

Recent Publications

Ivanova, G.; Bozova, N.; Petkov, N.; An, C.; Hu, B.-L.; Mutovska, M.; Konstantinov, K.; Zagranyarski, D. Y.; Videva, D. V.; Yordanova, A. et al.; Baumgarten, M.; Ivanova, A.: Benchmarking of Density Functionals for the Description of Optical Properties of Newly Synthesized π-Conjugated TADF Blue Emitters. Chemistry – A European Journal, e202104411 (2022)
Chen, Q.; Baumgarten, M.; Wagner, M.; Hu, Y.; Hou, I. C.-Y.; Narita, A.; Müllen, K.: Dicyclopentaannelated Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes with a Singlet Biradical Ground State. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60 (20), pp. 11300 - 11304 (2021)
Junghoefer, T.; Gallagher, N. M.; Kolanji, K.; Giangrisostomi, E.; Ovsyannikov, R.; Chassé, T.; Baumgarten, M.; Rajca, A.; Calzolari, A.; Casu, M. B.: Challenges in Controlled Thermal Deposition of Organic Diradicals. Chemistry of Materials 33 (6), pp. 2019 - 2028 (2021)
Kolanji, K.; Baumgarten, M.: Dithienopyrrole Derivatives with Nitronyl Nitroxide Radicals and Their Oxidation to Cationic High-Spin Molecules. Chemistry – A European Journal 26 (16), pp. 3626 - 3632 (2020)
Giovannantonio, M. D.; Keerthi, A.; Urgel, J. I.; Baumgarten, M.; Feng, X. L.; Ruffieux, P.; Narita, A.; Fasel, R.; Müllen, K.: On-Surface Dehydro-Diels–Alder Reaction of Dibromo-bis(phenylethynyl)benzene. Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (4), pp. 1721 - 1725 (2020)
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