September 2016

Acid-catalyzed initiation of radical reactions: a new article from our group appears in Org. Lett. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02419) and is announced on Twitter.


Announcement on Twitter: 

August 2016

Timo Krüger from the Universität of Münster starts in our group to prepare his bachelor thesis.

Michael Perryman, previously in the Hanessian group at Montréal, Canada, starts as a postdoc.


July 2016

Thiol-Ene + oxygenation: Yue‘s article appears in Synlett.

June 2016

Radical polymerisation: in collaboration with the group of Prof. Thomas Junkers in Belgium, one of our synthetic methods was used to prepare polymers; published in Macromolecules (DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00192). 

April 2016

HAT or ET? A mechanistic study, in collaboration with the groups of Prof. Thiel (MPI Mülheim) and Prof. Bietti (Rome), is published in ACS Catalysis (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b00944).

February 2016

Rik Verschueren, master student at the KU Leuven in Belgium, starts as an intern in our group for the next five months – welcome!

August 2015

A mechanistic study of alkenyl peroxides and their relationship with the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation appears online in Angewandte Chemie, see:

July 2015

A new publication from our group has appeared online in Synlett, a radical reaction for the synthesis of oxindoles, see here:

Julian Riegger joins our group as a bachelor student – welcome!

June 2015

Max Hasenbeck joins our group as a bachelor student – welcome!

Bertrand leaves the group and will soon start as a postdoc in Paolo Melchiorre’s group at the ICIQ in Spain. All the best!

March 2015

Dr. Hui-Lan Yue joins our group as a postdoc - welcome!

March 2015

Chem. Eur. J. has highlighted our recent mechanistic study on their Facebook site and has made it free-to-read for the next two weeks.

January 2015

A new mechanistic study appears online in Chem. Eur. J. (Chem. Eur. J., 2015): a result from the first collaboration with Dr. Martin Breugst from Cologne, who performed the calculations.

December 2014

Our first two mechanistic studies on the Cu-catalyzed oxidative coupling with N-phenyl tetrahydroisoquinolines (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011 und 2012) have been cited over 100 times each.

A short review on oxidative coupling reactions, our research focus, appears in the journal G.I.T. Labor-Fachzeitschrift (in German): „Chemische Synthese: Funktionalisierung von C-H-Bindungen durch oxidative Kupplung unter Verwendung von Sauerstoff“, see:

November 2014

Naeem finished his PhD at the University of Cologne with magna cum laude (very good), congratulations!

October 2014

Anda and Sophia from Greece join the group for two months, funded by the ERASMUS-programme – welcome!

September 2014

A kinetic study on the reaction mechanism of the Cu-catalyzed oxidative coupling reaction with amines (N-phenyltetrahydroisoquinoline) appears online in J. Org. Chem. (J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79 (24), pp 12033–12040).

July 2014

Bertrand and Martin present research results at the EUCHEM Conference on Organic Free Radicals in Prague (

June 2014

Bertrand finishes his PhD at the University of Cologne with grade 0,7 (magna cum laude, very good).

Our paper on the acid catalyzed oxidative addition of ketones to olefins (publicaton 33) is highlighted in SYNFACTS (Synfacts 2014, 10(7), 0758).

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