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Lukas Kletsch (M.Sc.)

Research focus
Cyclometallated nickel complexes as catalysts for C‒C crosscoupling reactions - Synthesis and (spectro)electrochemical properties

Analytical methods
NMR-, UV/Vis-Spectroscopy
cyclic voltammetry
UV/vis Spectroelectrochemistry
EPR spectroscopy
single crystal XRD

Master thesis (March 2020)
C‒H Activation for Cyclometalated Nickel Complexes with a Tridentate Carbanionic NCN Ligand


Cyclometalated Ni(II) Complexes [Ni(N^C^N)X] of the Tridentate 2,6-di(2-pyridyl)phen-ide Ligand. Kletsch, L.; Hörner, G.; Klein A. Organometallics 2020 39 (15), 2820-2829. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00355.

Role of the X Coligands in Cyclometalated [Ni(Phbpy)X] Complexes (HPhbpy = 6-Phenyl-2,2′-bipyridine). Vogt, N.; Sandleben, A.; Kletsch, L.; Schäfer, S.; Chin, M. T.; Vicic, D. A.; Hörner, G., Klein, A. Organometallics 2021 40 (11), 1776-1785. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00237.

Photophysics and Excited State Dynamics of Cyclometalated [M(Phbpy)(CN)] (M = Ni, Pd, Pt) Complexes: A Theoretical and Experimental Study. Eskelinen, T.; Buss, S.; Petrovskii, S. K.; Grachova, E. V.; Krause, M.; Kletsch, L.; Klein, A.; Strassert, C. A.; Koshevoy, I. O.; Hirva P. Inorganic Chemistry 2021, 60 (12), 8777-8789. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c00680.

Photoluminescence of Ni(II), Pd(II), and Pt(II) complexes [M(Me2dpb)Cl] obtained from C‒H activation of 1,5-di(2-pyridyl)-2,4-dimethylbenzene (Me2dpbH). Kletsch, L.; Jordan, R.; Köcher, A.; Buss S.; Strassert, C. A.; Klein, A. Molecules 2021, 26, 5051. DOI: 10.3390/molecules26165051