Prof. Dr. Ulrich Boesl-von Grafenstein

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Boesl-von Grafenstein


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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Boesl-von Grafenstein has invited contributions in encyclopaedias on spectroscopy, chemical and environmental analysis and has over 135 peer-reviewed papers in journals of physical and analytical chemistry.

Research Projects

  • Spectroscopy of fast ion beams, molecular spectroscopy in supersonic gas beams
  • Dissociation spectroscopy of small molecular ions
  • Resonant multi-photon ionization of molecules
  • Molecular anion photodetachment photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Laser evaporation and ionization of large fragile molecules
  • Analysis of polycyclic aromatic compounds in soil with laser mass spectrometry
  • Fast analysis of air pollutants by laser mass spectrometry
  • On-line analysis of organic compounds in the emission of waste incinerators
  • Fast on-line analysis of NOx, NH3 etc. of Diesel- and Otto-engines at test facilities
  • Dynamic detection of traces of motor oil in the exhaust of combustion engines°
  • Development of new methods in time-of-flight mass spectrometry°
  • Mass selective laser spectroscopy of chiral molecules°
  • Asymmetric cluster catalysis and chemistry°

Selected Publications

1. Multiphoton Excitation and Mass Selective Ion Detection For Neutral and Ion Spectroscopy (invited Feature article) U.Boesl, J. Phys. Chem., 95 (1991) 2949

2. Negative Ions, Photoelectrons and Mass Separation, U.Boesl, W.Knott, Mass Spectrometry Reviews 17 (1998) 275

3. Multiphoton Excitation in Mass Spectrometry, U. Boesl, in “Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry“ ed. J.C. Lindon, G.E. Tranter, J.L. Holmes, (Academic Press 1999) 1411-1424

4. Laser Mass Spectrometry in Trace Analysis, in “Encyclopedia of Chemical Analysis“ ed. R.A. Meyers U. Boesl, H.J.Heger, R.Zimmermann, P.K.Püffel, H. Nagel, (Wiley & Sons, Chichester 2000) 2087-2118

5. Time-resolved chemical analysis by laser mass spectrometry: Monitoring of in-cylinder and catalytic-converter processes of combustion engines, U.Boesl, R.Weishäupl, W.Thiel, P.Püffel, R.Frey, SAE Tech. Paper Ser. 2005-01-0679

6. A new approach for fast, simultaneous NO/NO2 analysis: application of basic features of multiphoton- ionization and dissociation of NOx, A. Bornschlegl, R. Weishaeupl, U. Boesl, Anal Bioanal Chem 384 (2006) 161–168

7. Circular Dichroism Laser Mass Spectrometry (CD-LAMS): Differentiation of the enantiomers of 3- Methylcyclopentanone, U. Boesl, A. Bornschlegl, Chem Phys Chem, 7 (2006) 2085 – 2087

8. Anion Photoelectron, Photodetachment, and Infrared Dissociation Spectra of Cl¯–C6H6 M. Tschurl, Ch. Ueberfluss, U. Boesl, Chem. Phys. Lett. 439 (2007) 23–28

9. IR-photodissociation and photodetachment spectroscopy of Cl¯·(NH3)x (IR: x=1-4, PD: x=1) M. Tschurl, U. Boesl, Chem. Phys. Lett. 456 (2008) 150 – 155

10. The weakly bound complex Cl·N2O studied by high resolution photodetachment photoelectron spectroscopy U. Boesl, V. Distelrath, H. Selzle, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10 (2008) 6252–6257

11. Twin mass peak ion source for comparative mass spectrometry: Application to circular dichroism laser MS Ch. Logé, A. Bornschlegl, U. Boesl, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. (2009) 281 (2009) 134-139

12. Photodetachment-photoelectron spectroscopy of HS¯•H2S and DS¯•D2S: The transition states of the SH+H2S and SD+D2S reactions, M. Entfellner, D. Opalka, U. Boesl, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12 (2010) 9034

13. Multiphoton Ionization and Circular Dichroism: New Experimental Approach and Application to Natural Products Ch. Logé, U. Boesl, Chem. Phys. Chem. 12 (2011) 1940


Ceremony on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Technical University of Munich in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence Group photo in front of press wall; v.l.n.r .: Ilse Aigner, Bavarian Minister of State for Housing, Construction and Transport; Dieter Reiter, Lord Mayor of Munich; Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance; Prof. Dr. W. A. ​​Herrmann, President of the Technical University of Munich; Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Dr. Markus Söder, Bavarian Prime Minister; Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle, Bavarian Minister of State for Science and Art

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