Vincent C. Fäseke


Vincent was born in Dannenberg (Germany) and studied chemistry at the University of Basel. After research projects in the groups of Prof. A. Pfaltz at the University of Basel and Prof. E. Uggerud at the University of Oslo, he joined the Sparr group to carry out his Master thesis. In 2015, he started his PhD studies in synthetic organic chemistry and developed a stereoselective arene-forming aldol condensation for the preparation of configurationally stable aromatic amides. Currently, he implements the catalyst-controlled de novo construction of aromatic systems for an increasing degree of structural complexity. In his free time, Vincent enjoys running and cooking.

Vincent is currently working as a Postdoc with Prof. E. N. Jacobsen at Harvard University.


Catalyst-Controlled Transannular Polyketide Cyclization Cascades: Selective Folding of Macrocyclic Polyketides
F. C. Raps, V. C. Fäseke, D. Häussinger, C. Sparr*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 18390–18394

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

Polyketide Cyclizations for the Synthesis of Polyaromatics
V. C. Fäseke, F. C. Raps, C. Sparr*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020,  59, 6975–6983.

Atroposelective synthesis of tetra-ortho-substituted biaryls by catalyst-controlled non-canonical polyketide cyclizations
R. M. Witzig, V. C. Fäseke, D. Häussinger, C. Sparr*
Nature Catal. 2019, 2, 925–930.

Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation: Catalyst-Controlled Synthesis of Axially Chiral Compounds
R. M. Witzig, D. Lotter, V. C. Fäseke, C. Sparr*
Chem. Eur. J.2017, 23, 12960–12966.

Catalytic Arene-forming Aldol Condensation: Stereoselective Synthesis of Rotationally Restricted Aromatic Compounds
V. C. Fäseke, R. M. Witzig, A. Link, D. Lotter, C. Sparr*
Chimia2017, 71, 596–599.

Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation: Synthesis of Axially Chiral Aromatic Amides
V. C. Fäseke, C. Sparr*
Angew. Chem.2016, 128, 7378–7381; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2016, 55, 7261–7264.

Unimolecular dissociation of anions derived from maleic acid (MaH2) in the gas phase: MaH and MaMgCl – relationship to Grignard chemistry and reductive CO2 fixation
G. B. Miller, V. C. Fäseke, E. Uggerud*
Eur. J. Mass Spectrom.2015, 21, 545–556.