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Catalyst Control over Threefold Stereogenicity

By the selective synthesis of atropisomeric sulfones with stereogenic C–S axes, catalyst control over threefold stereogenicity was established. Many congratulations Tanno, Stephan and Andreas!

Valeriia Hutskalova recognized by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Valeriia was recognized by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for her ongoing PhD work. Many congratulations!

Atroposelective Arene-Forming Alkene Metathesis

Very well done Zlatko: Alkene metathesis to catalytically control stereogenic axes by traceless arene formation.

o-Quinodimethane Atropisomers: Enantioselective Synthesis and Stereospecific Transformation

Jianyang and Andreas successfully established the enantioselective synthesis of atropisomeric oQDMs (o-quinodimethanes) and were able to demonstrate their viability for highly stereoselective transformations. Many congratulations!

Presentation Prize for Valeriia Hutskalova

Many congratulations Valeriia for winning a best presentation prize at the Fall Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society

Synthesis of Atropisomeric Two-Axis Systems by the Catalyst-Controlled syn- and anti-Selective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation

Very well done Daniel and many congratulations. This stereodivergent approach allows the programmed one-step synthesis of all four feasible atropisomeric two-axis systems.

Stereoselective Synthesis of Atropisomeric Acridinium Salts by the Catalyst-Controlled Cyclization of ortho-Quinone Methide Iminiums

Many congratulations to Xingxing for establishing a stereoselective route to atropisomeric acridinium salts by a Friedel-Crafts electrocyclization of ortho-quinone methide iminiums by means of ion-pairing catalysis.

Group Trip 2021

Photos of our hike to the stunning Oeschinensee

Felix successfully defends his PhD thesis. All the best for your future career!


Anton begins as PhD student in the group. We wish you a great start!