We are working in our group on chiral ionic liquids, chiral carbenes for catalysis and on carbon-nanomaterials. The topics chiral ionic liquids and chiral carbenes for catalysis can be helpful for environment friendly processes. The research field of ionic liquids belongs to the larger area of „Green Chemistry“, since these new organic materials have nearly no vapor pressure and since they can be easily recycled, after a reaction is completed. Also the development of new carbenes for catalysis can be seen as a part of this area, since here the development of atom-economic catalytic systems for preventing toxic waste is a major issue. In the area of carbon-nanomaterials we are interested to develop new heterogeneous catalysts.