Institution name and department

Federal Institute for Material Rrsearch and Testig

Position held


Head of Division Structure Analysis






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Key words


·       Coodination polymers

·       In situ


·       MOFS

·       Cocrystals


·       Mechanosynthesis




Areas of Research/Expertise

Our research focuses on the use of mechanochemistry for the synthesis of new and known (metastable) coordinations polymers, metal organic frameworks, and cocrystals. We are interested in understanding the mechanism and kinetics of mechanochemcal reaction using a combination of analytical techniques. Real-time in situ measurements using XRD, Raman spectroscopy, XAFS, an thermography.

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 

1.     H. Kulla, A. A. L. Michalchuk, F. Emmerling, Manipulating the dynamics of mechanochemical ternary cocrystal formation. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 9793-9796.

2.     H. Kulla, S. Haferkamp, I. Akhmetova, M. Röllig, C. Maierhofer, K. Rademann, F.

Emmerling, In Situ Investigations of Mechanochemical One‐Pot Syntheses. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit 2018, 57, 5930-5933.

3.     Fischer, F.; Greiser, S.; Pfeifer, D.; Jäger, C.; Rademann, K.; Emmerling, F., Mechanochemically Induced Conversion of Crystalline Benzamide Polymorphs by Seeding. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14279-14283.

4.     Batzdorf, L.; Fischer, F.; Wilke, M.; Wenzel, K. J.; Emmerling, F., Direct In Situ Investigation of Milling Reactions Using Combined X-ray Diffraction and Raman Spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 1799-1802.

5.     Klimakow, M.; Klobes, P.; Thünemann, A. F.; Rademann, K.; Emmerling, F., Mechanochemical Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Fast and Facile Approach toward Quantitative Yields and High Specific Surface Areas. Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 5216-5221.

5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry

1.     R. Seidel, K. Kraffert, A. Kabelitz, M. N. Pohl, R. Kraehnert, F. Emmerling, B. Winter, Detection of the electronic structure of iron-(III)-oxo oligomers forming in aqueous solutions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 32226-32234. 10.1039/C7CP06945F 

2.     Stroh, J.; Schlegel, M. C.; Schmidt, W.; Thi, Y. N.; Meng, B.; Emmerling, F., Time- resolved in situ investigation of Portland cement hydration influenced by chemical admixtures. Constr. Build. Mater. 2016, 106, 18-26.  

3.     Schlegel, M. C.; Sarfraz, A.; Müller, U.; Panne, U.; Emmerling, F., First Seconds in a Building's Life–In Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction Study of Cement Hydration on the Millisecond Timescale. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4993-4996. 

 4.     Wolf, S. E.; Müller, L.; Barrea, R.; Kampf, C. J.; Leiterer, J.; Panne, U.; Hoffmann, T.; Emmerling, F.; Tremel, W., Carbonate-coordinated metal complexes precede the formation of liquid amorphous mineral emulsions of divalent metal carbonates. Nanoscale 2011, 3, 1158-1165. 10.1039/C0NR00761G

5.     Polte, J.; Erler, R.; Thünemann, A. F.; Sokolov, S.; Ahner, T. T.; Rademann, K.; Emmerling, F.; Kraehnert, R., Nucleation and Growth of Gold Nanoparticles Studied via in situ Small Angle X-ray Scattering at Millisecond Time Resolution. ACS Nano 2010, 4, 1076-1082.

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  • Université de Montpellier & Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (UMR 5253)
    c/o 8, Rue de l’Ecole Normale
    34296 Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France)

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