Dr. Martin Schulz

Scientific co-worker

Martin Schulz studied chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena. His diploma thesis was concerned with "Investigations of reactions between guanidines and bis-(1,3,4-thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-triazinium halides". During his doctoral work he developed a modular pathways for the synthesis of tetra-dentate ligands within the frame of the collaborative research center 436 "Metal-mediated reactions modeled after nature".  Subsequently he changed to the Dublin City University and investigated the properties of bridging ligands for the photocatalytic hydrogen generation. Since 2011 he works at the development of optical tracers.


  • S. Soman, G. Singh Bindra, A. Paul, R. Groarke, J. C. Manton, F. M. Connaughton, M. Schulz, D. Dini, C. Long, M. T. Pryce, and J. G. Vos, Wavelength dependent photocatalytic H2 generation using iridium-Pt/Pd complexes, Dalton Trans. (2012) accepted DOI:10.1039/c2dt32028b.

  • M. Schulz*, M. Karnahl, M. Schwalbe, J.G. Vos, The role of the bridging ligand in photocatalytic supramolecular assemblies for the reduction of protons and carbon dioxide, Coord. Chem. Rev. 256 (2012) 1682–1705.

  • A. Paul, D. Connolly, M. Schulz, M. T. Pryce, J. G. Vos, Effect of Water during the Quantitation of Formate in Photocatalytic Studies on CO2 Reduction in Dimethylformamide., Inorg. Chem. 51 (2012) 1977-1979.

  • J. Šimeček, M. Schulz, J. Notni, J. Plutnar, V. Kubíček, J. Havlíčková, et al., Complexation of Metal Ions with TRAP (1,4,7-Triazacyclononane Phosphinic Acid) Ligands and 1,4,7-Triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic Acid: Phosphinate-Containing Ligands as Unique Chelators for Trivalent Gallium, Inorg. Chem. 51 (2012) 577-590.

  • G. Singh Bindra, M. Schulz, A. Paul, S. Soman, R. Groarke, J. Inglis, et al., The effect of peripheral bipyridine ligands on the photocatalytic hydrogen production activity of Ru/Pd catalysts., Dalton Trans. 40 (2011) 10812-4.

  • M. Schulz, J. Hirschmann, A. Draksharapu, G. Singh Bindra, S. Soman, A. Paul, et al., Reinvestigating 2,5-di(pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine ruthenium complexes: selective deuteration and Raman spectroscopy as tools to probe ground and excited-state electronic structure in homo- and heterobimetallic complexes., Dalton Trans. 40 (2011) 10545-52.

  • M. Schulz*, H. Görls, M. Westerhausen, A hydrogen-bridged adduct 3,4,6,7,8,9-hexa-hydro-2H-pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrimidin-1-ium [1,3-bis-(tert-butyl-dimethyl-sil-yloxy)-1,3-bis-(pyridin-2-yl)propan-2-yl-idene]nitro-nate acetonitrile monosolvate., Acta Cryst., Sec. E. 67 (2011) o2396.

  • M. Schulz*, K. Wimmer, H. Görls, M. Westerhausen, Heterogeneously Catalyzed Diastereoselective Synthesis of 2-Nitro-1,3-di(pyridin-2-yl)propane-1,3-diols, Z. Naturforsch. B Chem. Sci. 66b (2011) 611-623.

  • M. Schulz*, R. Debel, H. Görls, W. Plass, M. Westerhausen, Synthesis and characterization of a N-salicylaldimine ligand and its vanadium(V) complex, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 365 (2011) 349-355.

  • M. Schulz, T. Kloubert, H. Görls, M. Westerhausen, 1-Nitro-2,3-di-2-pyridyl-2,3-dihydro-indolizine., Acta Cryst., Sec. E. 65 (2009) o957.

  • T. Kloubert, M. Schulz, H. Görls, M. Friedrich, M. Westerhausen, Synthesis of 1,4-Diamino-2,3-di(2-pyridyl)butane and its Dinuclear Zinc ( II ) Chloride Complex, Z. Naturforsch. B Chem. Sci. 64b (2009) 784-792.

  • M. Schulz, M. Klopfleisch, H. Görls, M. Kahnes, M. Westerhausen, Synthesis and structural diversity of 2-pyridylmethylideneamine complexes of zinc(II) chloride, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 362 (2009) 4706-4712.

  • M. Schulz, M. Michnacs, H. Görls, E. Anders, Synthesis of Unusually Substituted Ureas Starting from Bis(1,3,4-thiadiazolo)-1,3,5-triazinium Halides via Oxo-imidothioate Zwitterions, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009 (2009) 4143-4148.

  • C. Koch, M. Kahnes, M. Schulz, H. Görls, M. Westerhausen, Lithium and Zinc Complexes ofC- andN-Functionalized (2-Pyridylmethyl)amines, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008 (2008) 1067-1077.

  • U. Köhn, M. Schulz, A. Schramm, W. Günther, H. Görls, S. Schenk, et al., A New Class of Chiral Phosphazene Bases: Synthesis and Characterization, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2006 (2006) 4128-4134.

  • U. Köhn, M. Schulz, H. Görls, E. Anders, Neutral zinc(II) and molybdenum(0) complexes with chiral guanidine ligands: synthesis, characterisation and applications, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. 16 (2005) 2125-2131.