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News and Highlights from the Meggers Laboratory

Newest Publications

Enantioselective ring-closing C(sp3)-H amination with sulfamoyl azides highlighted in Organic Chemistry Portal: Click here.

First catalytic photoderacemization of ketones: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 13393.

Design of a new chiral iron catalyst: ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 7467.

Our work on asymmetric ring-closing aminooxygenation of alkenes (Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 6653) is highlighted by Douglass F. Taber: Org. Chem. Highlights 2021, July 26.

Highly efficient amination of unactivated C-H bonds with a simple iron catalyst: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 6314-6319. This work has been highlighted in Synfacts: Synfacts 2021, 17, 0377.

Our nitrene-mediated C-H oxygenation highlighted in Synfacts: Synfacts 2020, 16, 1430.

A novel reaction: C-H oxygenation via nitrene chemistry! Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 21706-21710.

TOC graphic: Yuqi Tan

Enantioselective C(sp3)-H amination of urea derivatives:Chem 2020, 6, 2024. See also highlight by Bas de Bruin.

TOC graphic: Zijun Zhou

Atroposelective synthesis with chiral-at-Rh catalyst: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 13552.

TOC graphic: Chen-Xi Ye

Teaching an old dog new tricks. Complementing Ru-Pybox with cyclometalated NHC ligand for enantioselective nitrene chemistry: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 12392.

TOC graphic: Eric Meggers

News & Highlights

ERC Advanced Grant on the development of earth-abundant chiral-at-metal catalysts starting in 2021!

How did we get from enzyme inhibitor design to asymmetric catalysis? Read this Essay: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5668.

Previous LOEWE Research Cluster "SynChemBio": Link to ProLOEWE

Nature Catalysis publication on asymmetric electrochemistry: Nat. Catal. 2019, 2, 34-40. See also "Behind the Paper".

Nature publication on asymmetric photocatalysis: Nature 2014, 515, 100-103. See also News & Views Feature by Skubi and Yoon.


Introduction to chiral-at-metal catalyst design in the Meggers group: Click here for Youtube video.