Research Topics

A Complex with bio-relevant donor set and complexation of amino acids is shown.
A Coordination sphere of a 'single-molecule-magnet' complex is shown.
A X-Ray structure of complex is shown, which is able to selectively bind cyanides.
Compounds with various colored luminescences are shown.


Kersting group 2022. Photo by Berthold Kersting.

Group Members

Introducing the Kersting Group

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Analytical Methods

The Fluorimeter of Kersting Group is shown.

Analytical Methods

The versatile research of Kersting Group also requires versatile analysis methods.

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Current publications

  • in: Chemistry - A European Journal 2021, e202104301

    Tetra-substituted p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene with phosphoryl and salicylamide functional groups: synthesis, complexation and selective extraction of f-element cations
    F. Glasneck, Q. I. Roode-Gutzmer,…

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  • in: Dalton Transactions, 2022, 51

    Stable Thiolate Adducts of Rh2(OAc)4 – Assembly of Hexametallic Ni4Rh2 Complexes
    S. Schmorl, M. Börner, B. Kersting*
    Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 59 - 62.

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  • in: Chemistry - A European Journal 2021, 27, 60

    Synthesis and Characterisation of Luminescent [CrIII2L(μ-carboxylato)]3+ Complexes with High-Spin S=3 Ground States (L=N6S2 donor ligand)

    Martin Börner, Jennifer Klose, Matias E. Gutierrez…

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  • in: Inorganic Chemistry 2021, 60, 17

    Ethereal Hydroperoxides: Powerful Reagents for S-Oxygenation of Bridging Thiophenolate Function

    Martin Börner, Daniel Fuhrmann, Jennifer Klose, Harald Krautscheid, Berthold Kersting
    Inorg. Chem. 2021

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Supramolekulare Chemie (13-121-0222)

German Lecture.

Beginn 08. April 2020

  • Mittwochs, 08:15 – 9:45 Uhr,
  • Donnerstags, 10:00 –11:30 Uhr,


Klausur: voraussichtlich 17. Juni

Structural Analysis in Inorganic Chemistry (13-122-0221)

Part Magnetochemistry, UV/Vis-Spectroscopy

Start 6 April 2020

  • Mondays 14:00 – 9:45 Uhr, kl. HS (R015)

Lecture notes:

Examination: 20.07.2020, 12:15 – 13:45

Contact and Location


Prof. Dr. Berthold Kersting

Hauptgebäude Chemie
Johannisallee 29, Room 150
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36143
Fax: +49 341 97-36199