Johannes is working in the field of cluster reinforced polymers. The main aim of the project is to gain a better understanding of ligand exchange on transition metal oxo clusters. This clusters can be embedded covalently in a polymer matrix, changing the properties of the neat polymer. Fine tuning of the polymer properties is possibl by controlling the composition of the ligand sphere of the oxo clusters.
Characterisation of the transition metal oxo cluster is done by XRD, NMR and IR spectroscopy.