Dr Michael Bolte

Room A 305

Telephone: ++49-69-798-29136

Fax: ++49-69-798-29239



I received my "Staatsexamen" and PhD degree in Chemistry from Göttingen University in the group of Prof. G. M. Sheldrick. In 1988 I moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Frankfurt and I am now a member of Prof. Dr. M. Wagner's research group.
Since January 2001 I am a Co-Editor of Acta Crystallographica E.
Furthermore, I am a tutor at two regular crystallographic workshops arranged by the DGK (german crystallogrphic association) and GDCh (german chemical association):
Sommerschule Kristallographie
Fehler, Fallen und Probleme in der Einkristallstrukturanalyse.

Research Interests

    * Structure determination
    * Low temperature crystallography
    * Difficult structures (twinned crystals, disorder and pseudo-symmetry problems)
    * Patterson search methods for structure solution
    * Databases (Cambridge Structural Database, Inorganic Crystal Structure Database, Brookhaven Protein Data Bank)
    * Molecular Modelling
    * Programming

Selected References

Refinement of a Twinned Structure with SHELXL93: meso-2,2'-[1,6-Bis(methylamino)-3,4-
M. Bolte. (1994). Acta Cryst. C50, 1368-1370.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography

Twinned Crystal Structure of Bis(2-hydroxy-4,4-dimethyl-6-oxo-1-cyclohexenyl)
phenylmethane at 150K,
M. Bolte, A. Degen and S. Rühl. (1997). Acta Cryst., C53, 340-342.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography

A Tetragonal-Looking But Twinned Orthorhombic Structure,
M. Bolte and M. Scholtyssik. (1997). Acta Cryst., C53, 1869-1871.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography

The Twinned Crystal Structure of 3,4-Dimethylpyridine Hydrobromide at 157K,
M. Bolte and M. Kettner. (1998). Acta Cryst. C54, 963-944.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography

trans-Tetrabromobis(3,5-dimethylpyridine)germanium(IV), a non-merohedral twin,
K. Hensen, A. Faber and M. Bolte. (1999). Acta Cryst. C55, 1774-1775.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography

Strategies for data collection on a CCD-diffractometer,
S. Rühl and M. Bolte. (2000). Z. Kristallogr., 215, 499-509.

Pyridinium methylsulfonate: a pseudosymmetric structure,
M. Bolte, C. Griesinger and P. Sakhaii. (2001). Acta Cryst., E57, o458-o460.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography

Investigations on the Interaction Between sp2-Sulfur and Iodine Molecules using the Cambridge Structural Database,
Christian Näther and Michael Bolte. (2003). Phosphorus, Sulfur, Silicon, Relat. Elem., 178, 453-464.

Synthesis, Thermal Properties and Crystal Structure of Twinned Crystals of the New Coordination Polymer Poly[(CuBr)22-pyrimidine-N,N')],
Christian Näther, Inke Jeß and Michael Bolte. (2003). Z. Naturforsch., 58b, 1105-1111.

TWINLAW and HKLF5: two programs for the handling of non-merohedral twins,
M. Bolte. (2004). J. Appl. Cryst., 37, 162-165.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography

Multiple Catenanes Derived from Calix[4]arenes,
L.Wang, M. O. Vysotsky, A. Bogdan, M. Bolte. & V. Böhmer (2004). Science, 304, 1312-1314.

Last revised: 22nd June 2004