Dr. René Frank

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Dr. René Frank

Hagenring 30
38106 Braunschweig

Office: Room 138
Phone: +49 (0)531 - 391 5308
Email: R. Frank@tu-braunschweig.de

Welcome to the fascinating chemistry of Boron


The  reseach activity in our group is chiefly focussed the element boron.
Key interests include:

  • Synthesis of nucleophilic boron compounds, which are rare species and oppose the behaviour of traditional boron electrophiles.
  • N-Heterocyclic boranes. Recently we contibuted an exhaustive series of unprecedent neutral boranes with B=X bonds (X = O, S, Se, Te) isoelectronic to ketones and their heavier analogues.
  • BODIIM-type fluorescent dyes, which were recently discoved in our group, and their applications


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