Welcome to the Krbek Group

We are an Emmy Noether junior research group led by Dr. Larissa von Krbek at the Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Bonn.

The Krbek group is interested in developing and investigating out-of-equilibrium supramolecular systems. We focus on metallo-supramolecular complexes and cages which are either driven by chemical or photochemical "fuels".

Broadly, the von Krbek Group's research interests include:

  • Supramolecular chemistry and molecular (out-of-equilibrium) self-assembly
  • Metallo-supramolecular coordination complexes and cages
  • Photoswitches, their synthesis, investigation, and their use in supramolecular architectures
  • Thermodynamic and kinetic investigation of self-assembled dynamic systems
  • Thermodynamic investigation of (out of the ordinary) host-guest equilibria

Our research on dissipative supramolecular systems will contribute to a better understanding of out-of-equilibrium systems in nature and we are working towards practical applications in molecular separation and catalysis.



We gratefully acknowledge funding from the DFG via the Emmy Noether Programme and the FCI.


© Org. Biomol. Chem.
© ChemSystemsChem
© Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
© L. v. Krbek

New publication from the group!


Ruben's and Max's first paper gets published in Org. Biomol. Chem. 


Larissa receives the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2023.


Larissa joins the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemSystemsChem (Chemistry Europe).


New publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.


Great Collaboration with Jieyu Zheng and Jonathan Nitschke.


Congratulations to Fabian, Justin, and Jonathan for successfully finishing their Bachelor theses! 


We wish you all the best for your future endeavours!


© L. v. Krbek


Kekulé-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Gerhard-Domagk-Str. 1
53121 Bonn

Dr. Larissa von Krbek

room:      5.090

phone:    +49 (0)228 73 5608

email:       larissa.vonkrbek(at)uni-bonn.de

Wird geladen