Research topics & methods

Some impressions about the research in the OfialLab:



General Topics

Kinetics of Organic Reactions

Nucleophilicity and Electrophilicity Scales

Nucleophilic Organocatalysis

Quantification of the Reactivities of Synthetically Important Reagents

Heterolytic Cleavages: Quantification of Leaving Group Abilities

Thermodynamics: Quantification of Lewis Basicities and Lewis Acidities

General Concepts of Organic Chemistry


  • UV-Vis Photometric Workstations
  • Stopped-Flow Photometry
  • Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
  • Conductivity Workstation (for kinetics)
  • Electrochemical Workstation
  • Glovebox

Collection of Mayr N, sN, and E Parameters

Mayr's Database of Reactivity Parameters
(regularly updated)

@Mayrs_Scale (on X)

Open Positions

For inquiries about projects for M.Sc., B.Sc., or lab internships (F-Praktikum), please write an e-mail to

We support funding applications of postdoctoral researchers. Please contact us by e-mail (incl. motivation letter and CV) to to discuss project ideas.