Research in our group centers on the design of conceptually new synthetic methods and the creation of unique molecular structure. Different aspects of selectivity, reaction regulation and valorization of abundant resources inspire us to develop streamlined procedures applicable in both, discovery chemistry and process development. We continually investigate novel approaches for catalyst-stereocontrolled transformations to augment synthetically tractable twofold and higher-order stereogenicity.


Concept papers, accounts, perspective articles and reviews:

2023: Diastereodivergent Catalysis

2022: Retrosynthetic polyketide disconnections for unnatural aromatics

2022: X-Ray Crystallographic Studies of Quasi-Racemates for Absolute Configuration Determinations

2021: Catalyst Control over Twofold and Higher-Order Stereogenicity by Atroposelective Arene Formation

2020: Polyketide Cyclizations for the Synthesis of Polyaromatics

2020: Design and application of aminoacridinium organophotoredox catalysts

2020: Catalytic Cascade Reactions Inspired by Polyketide Biosynthesis

2020: Synthesis of Enantioenriched Tetra-ortho-3,3′-substituted Biaryls by Small-Molecule-Catalyzed Noncanonical Polyketide Cyclizations

2019: Interface-rich Aqueous Systems for Sustainable Chemical Synthesis

2018: Stereoselective Arene Formation

2018: Catalyst-Controlled Stereoselective Synthesis of Atropisomers

2017: Stereoselective Arene-Forming Aldol Condensation: Catalyst-Controlled Synthesis of Axially Chiral Compounds

2017: Catalytic Arene-forming Aldol Condensation: Stereoselective Synthesis of Rotationally Restricted Aromatic Compounds