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Congratulations Irina

Irina has successfully defended her Bachelor Thesis on Mercurates. Congratulations!

Nov 30, 2020 | Research Group Thiele

New Publication

Our Report on Augmented Reality visualization is published. Congratulations to Jonas and Moritz!

Nov 25, 2020 | Research Group Thiele

New Publication in Nature Chemistry

Emergence of low-symmetry foldamers from single monomers

Nov 20, 2020 | Pagel Group

New Paper in Organic Letters

Our latest paper exploring benzothiazolium salts as reagents for the synthesis of fluorine containing molecules is now published in Organic Letters. In this work, tri- and difluoromethyl thioesters could be prepared directly from readily available carboxylic acids using BT-SCF 3 and BT-SCF 2 H. DFT calculations support a concerted mechanism that avoids the generation of unstable fluoroalkylthiolate anions. Link:  https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.orglett.0c03328   Congratulations to the joint first authors Matteo and Lili as well as Arushi, Stefan and our collaboration partner Jan! Thanks also to QoD Technologies GmbH for conducting and analysing the DFT calculations.     

Nov 04, 2020 | Hopkinson Group

New Publication in Organic Letters

Direct Experimental Characterization of the Ferrier Glycosyl Cation in the Gas Phase

Nov 04, 2020 | Pagel Group

Welcome to the Team!

André and Jonas are joining the group and will be working on sulfido bismutates and lithium metalates, respectively. Have a great time and welcome to the team! 

Oct 29, 2020 | Research Group Thiele

Synpacts Article on Photo-NHC Catalysis

A Synpacts article highlighting Andreas' work on the combination of NHC Organocatalysis and light activation is now out in Synlett. Photo-NHC catalysis is a conceptually novel catalysis mode that can allow synthetically important photochemical transformations of carbonyl compounds to be conducted with hitherto unsuitable substrates at the carboxylic acid oxidation level. The Synpacts article can be found here:  https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0040-1706472  while the original research article introducing Photo-NHC catalysis can be downloaded here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201914456 .

Sep 28, 2020 | Hopkinson Group

Welcome to the Team!

Justus started his Bachelor thesis and will work in the following weeks on the synthesis and characterization of new nickelates. Good luck, a good time, and welcome to the Team!

Sep 14, 2020 | Research Group Thiele

Welcome to the Team!

Lydia and Max have joined the group for six months as part of their apprenticeship. Welcome to the Team! 

Jul 10, 2020 | Research Group Thiele

Seminar on crystallographic challenges

The seminar on crystallographic challenges will happen virtually every Wednesday, 5pm via WebEx . Please submit potential datasets prior to the seminar via mail. 

Jul 10, 2020 | Research Group Thiele

Concept Paper in ChemPhotoChem

Our new Concept paper highlighting catalytic reactions combining N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) organocatalysis with light activation is out now in ChemPhotoChem.  Light irradiation can open up new reactivity pathways for NHC organocatalysis either as part of a dual catalytic NHC/photoredox system or even in the absence of an additional photocatalyst. Congratulations to Andreas & Michael! You can check out their work here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cptc.202000120

Jul 01, 2020 | Hopkinson Group