Imperial College London

Dr Florian Glöcklhofer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Researcher



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Florian Glöcklhofer is Visiting Researcher in the Department of Chemistry. From 2018 to 2023, he held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2018 to 2020), an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (2020 to 2022), and a Research Fellow position (2022 to 2023) in the same department. He is now a principal investigator at TU Wien in Vienna (Austria). His research in the field of π-conjugated organic compounds focuses on the design and synthesis of cyclic molecules known as π-conjugated macrocycles, which can be used for battery electrodes and organic electronics, and on the development of new synthetic approaches to aromatic organic compounds.

Florian received his PhD from TU Wien in 2017, having developed a new synthetic method for the preparation of cyanated aromatic compounds. In 2018, after a year at TU Wien as a postdoctoral researcher developing thioalkyl-substituted polymers and post-polymerization modification methods, he moved to Imperial College London for his Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship project on π-conjugated macrocycles.

Florian has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, including many articles published as the corresponding author.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ding B, Bhosale M, Bennett T, et al., 2024, Reducing undesired solubility of squarephaneic tetraimide for use as an organic battery electrode material, Faraday Discussions, Vol:250, ISSN:1359-6640, Pages:129-144

Bennett TLR, Marsh AV, Turner JM, et al., 2023, Functionalisation of conjugated macrocycles with type I and II concealed antiaromaticity via cross-coupling reactions, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Vol:8, ISSN:2058-9689, Pages:713-720

Eder S, Ding B, Thornton DB, et al., 2022, Squarephaneic tetraanhydride: a conjugated square‐shaped cyclophane for the synthesis of porous organic materials, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:61, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:1-8

Rimmele M, Glöcklhofer F, Heeney M, 2022, Post-polymerisation approaches for the rapid modification of conjugated polymer properties, Materials Horizons, Vol:9, ISSN:2051-6355, Pages:2678-2697

Rimmele M, Nogala W, Seif-Eddine M, et al., 2021, Functional group introduction and aromatic unit variation in a set of π‑conjugated macrocycles: revealing the central role of local and global aromaticity, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, Vol:8, ISSN:2052-4110, Pages:4730-4745

Plasser F, Glöcklhofer F, 2021, Visualisation of chemical shielding tensors (VIST) to elucidate aromaticity and antiaromaticity, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:2021, ISSN:1434-193X, Pages:2529-2539

Taublaender MJ, Mezzavilla S, Thiele S, et al., 2020, Hydrothermal generation of conjugated polymers using the example of pyrrone polymers and polybenzimidazoles, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:59, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:15050-15060

Eder S, Yoo D-J, Nogala W, et al., 2020, Switching between local and global aromaticity in a conjugated macrocycle for high-performance organic sodium-ion battery anodes, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:59, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:12958-12964

Meindl B, Pfennigbauer K, Stöger B, et al., 2020, Double ring-closing approach for the synthesis of 2,3,6,7-substituted anthracene derivatives., Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:85, ISSN:0022-3263, Pages:8240-8244

Rimmele M, Ableidinger K, Marsh AV, et al., 2019, Thioalkyl- and Sulfone-Substituted Poly(p-Phenylene Vinylene)s, Polymer Chemistry, Vol:10, ISSN:1759-9954, Pages:738-750

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