Michael K. Denk

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Michael K. Denk (or Karl Michael Denk) is a Professor of chemistry at the University of Guelph, Ontario.[1][2]

Michael Denk obtained his M.Sc. at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany (1989) and his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Munich (1992), advised by W. Herrmann,[3] with a dissertation on cyclic metalloamides.[2] He has previously held academic positions at the University of Toronto (1995-2001), Purdue University (1994–1995), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993–1994) and was head of research on Tibetan ethnobotany at Klinge Holding & Research.[1]

Michael Denk's research ranges over several areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, including carbenes and their analogs, carbenium salts, silicon, germanium, and tin chemistry, volatile metal complexes, inorganic photochemistry, ionic liquids, and more; as well as applications such as chemical vapor deposition processes, semiconductors, thin films, etc.[1] He has recently established the reality of the Wanzlick equilibrium, which had been put in doubt by experiments of D. Lemal and others.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Michael K. Denk's Personal Home Page at myprofile.cos.com. Accessed on 2009-12-07.
  2. ^ a b Karl Michael Denk (1992): Cyclische Metallamide : Synthese, Strukturchemie, Stabilität. Ph. D. Thesis, TU München. NEBIS library catalog entry. Accessed on 2009-12-07.
  3. ^ W. A. Herrmann's list of advised Ph.D. students at TU-Munich. Accessed on 2009-12-07.
  4. ^ Michael K. Denk, Ken Hatanoa and Martin Maa (1999), Nucleophilic carbenes and the wanzlick equilibrium: A reinvestigation Tetrahedron Letters Volume 40, Issue 11, Pages 2057-2060 doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(99)00164-1