Daniel Moser


Daniel was born in Rheinfelden, a small town in the south of Germany. After his apprenticeship as a chemical lab technician, he was awarded the Dr. Gadient-Engi Fellowship and studied Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Muttenz, Switzerland. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Basel, where he carried out two years of undergraduate research with Prof. Dennis Gillingham and Prof. Konrad Tiefenbacher. His work primarily focused on the use of water-soluble and stable Cu complexes for the selective modification of DNA and the application of molecular containers as catalysts for chemical reactions. Beginning the summer of 2017, he moved to the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung to join the group of Dr. Josep Cornella as Dr. Gadient-Engi Fellow. Daniel worked on the selective SNAr functionalization of C(sp2)–NH2 bonds through activation by pyrylium salts. In September 2018, Daniel joined the Sparr group as a PhD student investigating new enantioselective transformations. In his free time, Daniel enjoys playing and watching sports, coaching a soccer team and reading. 


Diastereodivergent Catalysis
D. Moser+, T. A. Schmidt,+ C. Sparr*
JACS Au 20233, 2612–2630. (+ denotes equal contribution)

Atroposelective PIII/PV=O Redox Catalysis for the Isoquinoline-Forming Staudinger–aza-Wittig Reaction
D. Moser, K. Jana, C. Sparr*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202309053

Synthesis of Atropisomeric Two-Axis Systems by the Catalyst-Controlled syn - and anti -Selective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation
D. Moser, C. Sparr*
ACIE 2022, 61, e202202548.

Catalytic Cascade Reactions Inspired by Polyketide Biosynthesis
D. Moser, A. Castrogiovanni, D. Lotter, R. M. Witzig, V. C. Fäseke, F. C. Raps, C. Sparr*
Chimia 2020, 74, 699–703. New professors issue.

Pyrylium Salts: Selective Reagents for the Activation of Primary Amino Groups in Organic Synthesis
Y. Pang, D. Moser, J. Cornella*
Synthesis 2020, 52, 489–503.

Selective Functionalizations of Aminoheterocycles by a Pyrylium Salt
D. Moser, Y. Duan, F. Wang, Y. Ma, M.J. O`Neill, J. Cornella*
ACIE 2018, 57, 11035–11039.