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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 with catalyst control from the same substrate without preactivation.

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!


Jianyang joins the team as Postdoc. Welcome to the group!


Stephan starts his Master thesis in the group


Catalyst-Controlled Stereoselective Barton–Kellogg Olefination

Many Congratulations. Tanno achieved an important milestone for our research: the catalyst-controlled thiiranation combined with stereospecific reductions to overcrowded alkenes, also in a fully stereodivergent manner.

ERC Consolidator Grant

We recently started our project "Catalyst Control over X-Fold Stereogenicity" supported by an ERC Consolidator Grant. Join our team: PhD and Postdoc positions are available.

Ad Hoc Adjustment of Photoredox Properties by the Late-Stage Diversification of Acridinium Photocatalysts

Well done Valeriia. Acridinium photocatalysts can now be late-stage diversified to adjust their redox properties (including the new aza-rhodol photoredox catalysts), now published in Org. Lett.