Alexander Filippou

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Alexander C. Filippou (born 19 August 1958, Thessaloniki, Greece) has been a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn since 2005.[1]

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  • 1976 - 1982: Studies of chemistry at the TU Munich
  • 1982: Diploma thesis „Synthesis of anionic carbyne complexes“, in the group of Prof. Dr. E.O. Fischer
  • 1984: Dissertation „New pathways of synthesis of anionic ketene- and carbyne complexes of 16 Group elements through neutral substituted carbyne-carbonyl complexes“ in the group of Prof. Dr. E.O. Fischer at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, TU Munich
  • 1992: Postdoctoral lecture qualification in chemistry in the group of Prof. Dr. W.A. Herrmann, TU Munich, thesis: „Metal centerad coupling reactions of C1 ligands“
  • 1992: Temporary supervisor of the research group of Professor M.L.H. Green in Oxford, starting December 1992 Fellow of St. Matthews College, Oxford
  • 1993: Professor (C3) of Inorganic Chemistry at the Humboldt-University of Berlin
  • 2005: Professor (W3) of Inorganic Chemistry at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

Filippou has made a significant contribution in the research of heavier homologues of carbon (Si, Ge, Sn, Pb) regarding the ability to form a triple bond to a metal.

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