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Welcome to the 18th Ferrocene Colloquium at the University of Düsseldorf


  • The Colloquium will be held on the 15th and 16th of February 2024
  • The lecture program will start at 2 pm on Thursday, February 15, in lecture hall 6B (see the campus map for details)
  • The program will end at about 2 pm on Friday, February 16
  • A poster session is scheduled for Thursday evening together with beer and bretzels
  • The participation is free of charge, however there will be no conference dinner
  • Registration and abstract submission by mail to is open until Wednesday January 24 (deadline extended).
  • How to get to the correct location? (see the campus map for details)
    • by public transport: take the subway U79 from Düsseldorf main station to the terminal stop “Uni Ost – Botanischer Garten”, take a 5 minute walk to get to lecture hall 6B at N 51.18864, E 6.79783 (5QQX+C4W Düsseldorf)
    • by car: navigate to car park P1 (huge, no charge) at N 51.1856, E 6.79814 (5QPX+48X Düsseldorf), take a 5 minute walk to get to lecture hall 6B

Program (download)


Thursday, 15.2.2024

14:00 – 14:45

Prof. Dr. Katja Heinze



Photochemistry of Organometallics

14:45 – 15:05

Robin Guthardt



A new bulky boryloxy ligand and its use in subvalent main group chemistry

15:05 – 15:25

Alexander Fischer



Luminescent Cr, Mo and W Carbonyl Complexes

15:25 – 15:45

Anja Rehse



Valence Tautomerism in Chromium Half-Sandwich Triarylmethylium Dyads

Coffee break

16:15 – 16:35

Vivien Zeh



Poly(ferrocenylene iminoborane): Related Copolymers and Macrocycles

16:35 – 16:55

Wladislaw Pisetsky



Phenothiazinyl Substituted Polyacetylenes: A New Generation of Luminescent Polymers

16:55 – 17:05

Pacifique Muhoza



Synthesis, photochemical and catalytic properties of bis- and tris-cyclometallated Ir(III) complexes with N,N-donor ligands

17:05 – 17:40

Prof. Antal Csámpai



Enantio- and Diastereoselective synthesis of [3]Ferroceno-phanes by Sequential Conjugate Addition of Nitromethane and Malonitrile to 1,1’-Diformylferrocene-derived bis Chal-cones Using Bifunctional Chinchona-based Organocatalysts


Postersession (Bier + Bretzel)


Friday, 16.2.2024

9:00 – 9:20

Lars Vogelsang



Ferrocenyl-TATs – The impact of ferrocenyl-substitution on a molecular switching unit

9:20 – 9:40

Philipp Schmeinck



Luminescent Copper(I)-Complexes with an Anionic NHC obtained via a Coordination Polymer as Versatile Precursor

9:40 – 10:00

Hannes Jacob



Ferrocene-Based Silanechalcogenones

10:00 – 10:20

Larissa Hinz



Indolo[3,2-a]phenazines – Synthesis and Characterization of Potential Active Agents Against Toxoplasma Gondii

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20

Dr. Filip Horky



A General Strategy for Increasing the Air Stability of Phosphines Including Primary Phosphines

11:20 – 11:40

Richard Rudolf



Synthesis and Characterisation of Anionic Mesoionic Carbenes

11:40 – 12:00

Simone Hauer



Diversified synthesis of variable native BBTTs and their oxidized species

12:00 – 12:45

Prof. Dr. Holger Butenschön



More than 70 Years of Ferrocene, and Still Going Strong:

Variations in Ferrocene Chemistry




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