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Publications of the RTG


45. J. Eder, A. Antonov, E. Tupiklia, R. M. Gschwind, Chem. Eur. J. 2024, 30, e202401793; „Chiral Diselenophosphoric Acids for Ion Pair Catalysis: A Novel Approach to Enhance Both Proton Donating and Proton Accepting Properties

DOI: 10.1002/chem.202401793

44. M. Hecht, P. Dullinger, W. Silva, D. Horinek, R. M. Gschwind, Chem. Sci.  2024, 15, advance article; „Highly Acidic N-Triflylphosphoramides as Chiral Brønsted Acid Catalysts: The Effect of Weak Hydrogen Bonds and Multiple Acceptors on Complex Structures and Aggregation

DOI: 10.1039/D4SC01939C

43. T. Huber, J. Bauer, Chem. Eur. J. 2024, 30, e202303760; A Powerful P−N Connection: Preparative Approaches, Reactivity, and Applications of P-Stereogenic Aminophosphines

DOI: 10.1002/chem.202303760

42. V. R. Landaeta, T. M. Horsley Downie, R. Wolf, Chem. Rev. 2024, 124, 1323-1463; Low-Valent Transition Metalate Anions in Synthesis, Small Molecule Activation, and Catalysis

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.3c00121

41. M. Gawron, F. Gilch, D. Schmidhuber, J. A. Kelly, T. M. Horsley Downie, A. Jacobi von Wangelin, J. Rehbein, R. Wolf, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, 63, e202315381; Counterion Effect in Cobaltate-Catalyzed Alkene Hydrogenation

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202315381

40. S. Grotjahn, C. Graf, J. Zelenka, A. Pattanaik, L. Müller, R. J. Kutta, J. Rehbein, J. Roithová, R. M. Gschwind, P. Nuernberger, B. König, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, 63, e202400815; Reactivity of Superbasic Carbanions Generated via Reductive Radical-Polar Crossover in the Context of Photoredox Catalysis

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202400815

39. Y.-M. Tian, W. Silva, R. M. Gschwind, B. König, Science 2024, 383, 750-756; Accelerated Photochemical Reactions at Oil-Water Interface Exploiting Melting Point Depression

DOI: 10.1126/science.adl3092


38. P. Dullinger, D. Horinek, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2023, 145, 24922-24930; „Solvation of Nanoions in Aqueous Solutions

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c09494

37. B. N. Baumann, H. Lange, F. Seeberger, P. Büschelberger, R. Wolf, M. Hapke, Mol. Catal., 2023, 550, 113482; Cobalt and iron metallates as catalysts for cyclization reactions of diynes and triynes: [2+2+2] Cycloaddition vs. Garratt-Braverman reaction

DOI: 10.1016/j.mcat.2023.113482

36. J, Gramüller, R. M. Gschwind, Acc. Chem. Res., 2023, 56, 2968-2979; „An NMR Spectroscopy View on London Dispersion in Catalysis: Detection, Quantification and Application in Ion Pair and Transition Metal Catalysis

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.3c00431

35. V. George, B. König, Chem. Commun., 2023, 59, 11835-11838; S Photogenerated donor–donor diazo compounds enable facile access to spirocyclopropanes

DOI: 10.1039/D3CC03581F

34. P. A. Braun, F. Westermair,  R. M. Gschwind, N. Korber, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2023, 649, e20230017; (K,Rb)@([2.2.2]crypt)]2(K,Rb)4[Si9W(CO)4]  13.4 NH3 – The First Tungsten Functionalized Silicon Zintl Cluster

DOI: 10.1002/zaac.202300117

33. L. Wylie, J. P. Barham, B. Kirchner ChemPhysChem, 2023, e202300470; Solvent Dependency of Catalyst-Substrate Aggregation Through π-π Stacking in Photoredox Catalysis

DOI: 10.1002/cphc.202300470

32. S, Fischer, T-T. H. Nguyen, A. Ratzenboeck, H. M. L. Davies, O. Reiser, Org. Lett., 2023, 25, 4411-4415; Stereoselective Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Cyclohexenes via Strong-Acid-Mediated Endocyclic C-C Bond Cleavage of Monocyclopropanated Cyclopentadiens

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.3c00935

31. M. Franta, J. Gramüller, P. Dullinger, S. Kaltenberger, D. Horinek, R. M. Gschwind, Angew. Chem. Int, Ed,, 2023, 62, e202301183; Brønsted Acid Catalysis - Controlling the Competition between Monomeric versus Dimeric Reaction Pathways Enhances Stereoselectivities

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202301183

30. A. M. Arnold, P. Dullinger, A. Biswas, C. Jandl, D. Horinek, T. Gulder,  Nat. Commun, 2023, 14, 813; Enzyme-like polyene cyclizations catalyzed by dynamic, self-assembled, supramolecular fluoro alcohol-amine clusters

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-36157-0

29. W. Stockerl, R. M. Gschwind,  Chem. Commun, 2023, 59, 1325-1328; Photo enhancement reveals (E,Z) and (Z,Z) configurations as additional intermediates in iminium ion catalysis

DOI: 10.1039/D2CC05976B

28. Y.-M. Tian, E. Hofmann, W. Silva, D. Touraud, R. M. Gschwind, W. Kunz, B. König,  Angew. Chem. Int, Ed, 2023, 62, e202218775; Enforced  Electronic-Donor Complex formation in Water for Photochemical Cross-Coupling

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202218775

27.  S. M. Tiefenthaler, N. Korber, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2023, 649, e202200286; „[K([2.2.2]-crypt)]K[Pt3(μ2-CO)3(PPh3)3]∙3 NH3 – A New Chini-Type Platinum Carbonyl Complex”

DOI: 10.1002/zaac.202200286


26. J. Bauer, Organometallics, 2022, 41, 321-327; Influence of Amino Functions on the Coordination Ability of Silyl Ethers and Disiloxanes

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00663

25. S. M. Tiefenthaler, F. Kleemiss, N. Korber, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2022, 648, e202100378; [A([18]crown-6)]2[Pt(CO)3]  10 NH3 (A=K, Rb) – A crystal structure containing the long postulated [Pt(CO)3]2−

DOI: 10.1002/zaac.202100378

24. S. Yakubov, W. J. Stockel, X. Tian, A. Shahin, M. J. P. Mandigma, R. M. Gschwind, J. P. Barham, Chem., Sci., 2022, 13, 14041-14051; Benzoates as photosensitization catalysts and auxiliaries in efficient, practical, light-powered direct C(sp3)–H fluorinations

DOI: 10.1039/D2SC05735B

23. A. Falk, J. O. Bauer, Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 15576–15588; Structural and Electronic Effects on Phosphine Chalcogenide Stabilized Silicon Centers in Four-Membered Heterocyclic Cations

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c02360

22. F. Babawale, K. Murugesan, R. Narobe, B. König, Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 4793–4797;Synthesis of Unnatural α-Amino Acid Derivatives via Photoredox Activation of Inert C(sp3)–H Bonds

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c01822

21. J. Gramüller, P. Dullinger, D. Horinek, R. M. Gschwind, Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 14366-14372;Bidentate Substrate Binding in Brønsted Acid Catalysis: Structural Space, Hydrogen Bonding and Dimerization

DOI: 10.1039/D2SC05076E

20. S. Wortmann, R. J. Kutta, P. Nuernberger, Front. Chem. 2022, 10:983342;Monitoring the photochemistry of a formazan over 15 orders of magnitude in time

DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2022.983342

19. S. Yakubov, W. J. Stockerl, X. Tian, A. Shahin, M. J.  P. Mandigma, R. M. Gschwind, J. P. Barham, Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 14041-14051;Benzoates as photosensitization catalysts and auxiliaries in efficient, practical, light-powered direct C(sp3)–H fluorinations

DOI: 10.1039/D2SC05735B

18. J. Gramüller, M. Franta, R. M. Gschwind, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 19861-19871;Tilting the Balance: London Dispersion Systematically Enhances Enantioselectivities in Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Imines

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c07563

17. T. E. Schirmer, B. König, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 19207-19218;Ion-Pairing Catalysis in Stereoselective, Light-Induced Transformations

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c04759

16. P. Denk, A. El Maangar, S. Prévost, W. Silva, R. M. Gschwind, T. Zemb, W. Kunz, J. Colloid Interface Science, 2022, 621, 470-488;Cloud point, auto-coacervation, and nematic ordering of micelles formed by etlene oxide containing carboxylate surfactants

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2022.04.046

15. A. K. Dutta, S. Park, C. Allacher, A. Abramov, P. Dullinger, K. Kuzmanoska, D. Fritsch, P. Hitzfeld, D. Horinek, J. Rehbein, P. Nuernberger, R. M. Gschwind, A. Breder, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202208611;Hydrogen bond-modulated nucleofugality of SeIII species to enable photoredox catalytic semipinacol manifolds


14. K. Kristinaityte, A. Mames, M. Pietrzak, F. F. Westermair, W. Silva, R. M. Gschwind, T. Ratajczyk, M. Urba´nczykJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 13938-13945;Deeper insight into photopolymerization: The Synergy of Time-Resolved Non-Uniform Sampling and Diffusion NMR

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c05944

13. J. A. Kelly, V. Streitferdt, M. Dimitrova, F. F. Westermair, R. M. Gschwind, R. Berger, R. Wolf, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 20434-20431;Transition-Metal-Stabilised Heavy Tetraphospholide Anions

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c08754

12. R. Eckl, S. Fischer, C. M. Sonnleitner, D. Schmidhuber, J. Rehbein, O. Reiser, ACS Org. Inorg. Au 2022, 2, 169-174; Stereoselective Synthesis of Biologically Relevant Tetrahydropyridines and Dihydro-2H-pyrans via Ring-Expansion of Monocyclopropanated Heterocycles

DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00042

11. M. Zabka, R.M. Gschwind, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2022, 2022, 26, e202200048; Substrate Photoswitching for Rate Enhancement of an Organocatalytic Cyclization Reaction

DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202200048

10. T. Götz, A. Falk, J. O. Bauer, Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202103531; Molecular Scissors for Tailor-Made Modification of Siloxane Scaffolds

DOI: 10.1002/chem.202103531

9. N. Fontana, N. A. Espinosa-Jalapa, M. Seidla, J. O. Bauer, Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 2144-2147; Hidden silylium-type reactivity of a siloxane-based phosphonium–hydroborate ion pair

DOI: 10.1039/D1CC07016A

8. G. Hierlmeier, R. Wolf, Organometallics, 2022, 41, 776-784; Bulking up CpBIG: A Penta-Terphenyl Cyclopentadienyl Ligand

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.2c00009

7. M. Till, V. Streitferdt, D. J. Scott, M. Mende, R.M. Gschwind, R. Wolf, Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 1100-1103; „Photochemical transformation of chlorobenzenes and white phosphorus into arylphosphines and phosphonium salts”

DOI: 10.1039/d1cc05691c

6. S. Wortmann, S. Schloeglmann, P. Nuernberger, J. Org. Chem. 2022, 87, 1745-1755; „Sensitivity of Isomerization Kinetics of 1,3,5-Triphenylformazan on Cosolvents Added to Toluene”

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01928


5. M. Zabka, R.M. Gschwind, Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 15263-15272; "Ternary Complexes of Chiral Disulfonimides in Transfer-Hydrogenation of Imines: The Relevance of Late Intermediates in Ion Pair Catalysis"

DOI: 10.1039/D1SC03724B

4. M.J. Margeson, F. Seeberger, J. A. Kelly, J. Leitl, P. Coburger, R. Szlosek, C. Müller, R Wolf, ChemCatChem 2021, 13, 3761-3764; „Expedient Hydrofunctionalisation of Carbonyls and Imines Initiated by Phosphacyclohexadienyl Anions”

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202100651

3. S. Karbalaei Khani, B. Geissler, E. Engelage, P. Nuernberger, C. Hättig, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 23, 7480–7494; „Tracing absorption and emission characteristics of halogen-bonded ion pairs involving halogenated imidazolium species”

DOI: 10.1039/d1cp00009h

2. N. Berg, S. Bergwinkl, P. Nuernberger, D. Horinek, R.M. Gschwind, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 724-735; „Extended Hydrogen Bond Networks for Effective Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET) Reactions: The Unexpected Role of Thiophenol and Its Acidic Channel in Photocatalytic Hydroamidations”

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c08673

1. J.. Kelly, J. Gramüller, R. Wolf, R.M. Gschwind, Dalton Trans., 2021, 50, 13985-13992; Low-oxidation state cobalt-magnesium complexes: ion-pairing and reactivitys”

DOI: 10.1039/d1dt02621f

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J. Leitl, A. R. Jupp, E. R. M. Habraken, V. Streitferdt, P. Coburger, R. M. Gschwind, C. Müller, J. C. Slootweg, R. Wolf, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 7788-780; “A phosphinine-derived 1-phospha-7-bora-norbornadiene: frustrated Lewis pair type activation toward triple bonds“

DOI: 10.1002/chem.202000266


S. Wang, N. Lokesh, J. Hioe, R. Gschwind, B. König; Chem Sci. 2019, 10, 4580-4587; “Photoinitiated Carbonyl‐Metathesis: Deoxygenative Reductive Olefination of Aromatic Aldehydes via Photoredox Catalys“

DOI: 10.1039/C9SC00711C

D. Petzold, P. Nitschke, F. Brandl, V. Scheidler, B. Dick, R. M. Gschwind, B. König; Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 361-366; “Visible Light Mediated Liberation and in situ Conversion of Fluorophosgene”

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201804603

A. C. Kneuttinger, K. Straub, P. Bittner, N. Simeth, A. Bruckmann, F. Busch, C. Rajendran, E. Hupfeld, V. H. Wysocki, D. Horinek, B. König, R. Merkl, R. Sterner; Cell Chem. Biol. 2019, 26, 1501-1514; ”Light-Regulation of Enzyme Allostery through Photo-Responsive Unnatural Amino Acids”

DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2019.08.006

F. Hastreiter, C. Lorenz, J. Hioe, S. Gärtner, L. Nanjundappa, N. Korber, R. M. Gschwind, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 3133-3137; ”Elusive Zintl Ions [µ HSi4]3− and [Si5]2− in Liquid Ammonia: Protonation States, Sites, and Bonding Situation by NMR and Theory”

DOI: 10.1002/ange.201812955

T. Pongratz, P. Kibies, L. Eberlein, N. Tielker, C. Hölzl, S. Imoto, M. Beck Erlach, S. Kurrmann, P. H. Schummel, M. Hofmann, O. Reiser, R. Winter, W. Kremer, H. R. Kalbitzer, D. Marx, D. Horinek, S. M. Kast Biophys. Chem. 2019, 106258; ”Pressure-dependent electronic structure calculations using integral equation-based solvation models”

DOI: 10.1016/j.bpc.2019.106258

S. Kerres, S. Malcherek, J. Rehbein, O. Reiser, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2019, 361, 1400-1407; ”Visible Light Mediated Synthesis of enantiopure γ-Cyclobutane Amino and 3-(Aminomethyl)-5-phenylpentanoic Acids

DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201801413

U. Lennert, P.B. Arockiam, V. Streitferdt, D.J. Scott, C. Rödl, R.M. Gschwind, R. Wolf, Nat. Cat. 2019, 2, 1101-1106; “Direct Catalytic Transformation of White Phosphorus into Aryl Phosphines and Phosphonium Salts

DOI: 10.1038/s41929-019-0378-4

J. Leitl

J. Leitl, M. Marquardt, P. Coburger, D. J. Scott, V. Streitferdt, R. M. Gschwind, C. Müller, R. Wolf, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 15407-15411; “Facile C=O Bond Splitting of Carbon Dioxide Induced by Metal‑Ligand Cooperativity in a Phosphinine Iron(0) Complex

DOI: 10.1002 / anie.201909240


L. Marzo, S. K. Pagire, O. Reiser, B. König, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 10034 – 10072; ”Visible-Light Photocatalysis: Does it make a difference in Organic Synthesis?

DOI; 10.1002/anie.201709766

C. Lorenz, F. Hastreiter, J. Hioe, L. Nanjundappa, S. Gärtner, N. Korber, R.M. Gschwind, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 12956-12960; “Structure of [HSi₉]³⁻ in Solid State and Its Unexpectedly High Dynamics in Solution

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201807080

R.J. Wilson, F. Hastreiter, K. Reiter, P. Büschelberger, R. Wolf, R.M. Gschwind, F. Weigend, S. Dehnen, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 15359-15363; “[Co@Sn6Sb6]3−: An Off‐Center Endohedral 12‐Vertex Cluster”

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201807180

T. Föll, J. Rehbein, O. Reiser, Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5794-5798; “Ir(ppy)3-Catalyzed, Visible-Light-Mediated Reaction of α-Chloro Cinnamates with Enol Acetates: An Apparent Halogen Paradox

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02484

A. Hossain, A. Vidyasagar, C. Eichinger, C. Lankes, J. Phan, J. Rehbein, O. Reiser, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2018, 57, 8288-8292; ”Visible-Light-Accelerated Copper(II) Catalyzed Regio- and Chemoselective Oxo-Azidation of Vinyl Arenes”

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201801678

A. Das, M. Maity, S. Malcherek, B. König, J. Rehbein, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 2520–2528; ”Synthesis of aryl sulfides via radical–radical cross coupling of electron-rich arenes using visible light photoredox catalysis

DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.14.228


A. Eisenhofer, J. Hioe, R. Gschwind, B. König, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 2194–2204; ”Photocatalytic Phenol-Arene C-C and C-O Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling

DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201700211


T. Hering, B. Mühldorf, R. Wolf, B, König, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 5342-5345; "Halogenase-Inspired Oxidative Chlorination Using Flavin Photocatalysis"

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201600783

H. Bartling, A. Eisenhofer, B. König, R.M. Gschwind, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11860-11871; “The Photocatalyzed Aza-Henry Reaction of N-Aryltetrahydroisoquinolines: Comprehensive Mechanism, H- versus H+-Abstraction, and Background Reactions”

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b06658

R. Frach, P. Kibies, S. Böttcher, T. Pongratz, S. Strohfeldt, S. Kurrmann, J.  Koehler, M. Hofmann, W. Kremer, H. R. Kalbitzer, O. Reiser, D. Horinek, S. M. Kast, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 8757; „The Chemical Shift Baseline for High-Pressure NMR Spectroscopy of Proteins“

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201602054.

H. Jangra, M.H. Haindl, F. Achrainer, J. Hioe, R.M. Gschwind, H. Zipse, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 13328-13335; “Conformational Preferences in Small Peptide Models: The Relevance of cis/trans-Conformations

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201601828


F. Fendt, C. Koch, M. Neumeier, S. Gärtner, R.M. Gschwind, N. Korber, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 14539-14544; “Stability and Conversion of Tin Zintl Anions in Liquid Ammonia Investigated by NMR Spectroscopy

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501100


S. Gärtner, T. Gärtner, R.M. Gschwind, N. Korber, Acta Cryst. 2014, E70, 555-558; „About the polymorphism [Li(C4H8O)3]I:crystal structures of trigonal and tetragonal polymorphs

DOI: 10.1107/S160053681402529X


J. Daďová, S. Kümmel, C. Feldmeier, J. Cibulkova, R. Pazout, J. Maixner, R.M. Gschwind, B. König, R. Cibulka, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 1066-1075; “Aggregation Effects in Visible-Light Flavin Photocatalysts: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity of 10-Arylflavins

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201202488

M. Neumeier, F. Fendt, S. Gärtner, C. Koch, T. Gärtner, N. Korber, R.M. Gschwind, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4483-4486; “Detection of the Elusive Highly Charged Zintl Ions Si4(4-) and Sn4(4-) in Liquid Ammonia by NMR Spectroscopy

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209578


T. Thaler, B. Haag, A. Gavryushin, K. Schober, E. Hartmann, R.M. Gschwind, H. Zipse, P. Mayer, P. Knochel, Nature Chemistry 2010, 2, 125-130; “Highly diastereoselective Csp3–Csp2 Nis cross-coupling with 1,2-, 1,3- and 1,4-substituted cyclokylzinc compounds

DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.505


M. Schmid, M. Fleischmann, V. D´Elia, O. Reiser, W. Gronwald, R.M. Gschwind, ChemBioChem, 2009, 10, 440–444; „RDCs in Short Peptidic Foldamers: Combined Analyses of Backbone and Side Chain Conformations and Evaluation of Structure Coordinates of Rigid Unnatural Amino Acids

DOI: 10.1002/cbic.200800736

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