We are delighted to introduce our latest paper just published in Angewandte Chemie!
In this work, we developed a new method for conducting underexplored C-F insertion reactions using hexafluoroisopropanol as a hydrogen bond donor. This project results from our involvement in the DFG-funded collaborative research centre on “Fluorine-Specific Interactions” (SFB1349).
Many congratulations to the first author Arushi as well as Nils and the whole team!
Check out the paper here
Our latest study on Photo-NHC catalysis has been published in Chemical Science. This work was conducted in collaboration with the group of Dr. Jan Götze at the FU Berlin and explores the mechanistic features of the NHC-catalyzed PEDA reaction between acid fluorides and trifluoroacetophenone dienophiles using TD-DFT.
Many congratulations to Andreas, Manish and the whole team!
For information, check out the paper here: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2023/sc/d2sc04732b
Many congratulations to Matteo Tironi, who successfully defended his thesis and became the second doctor to graduate from our group.
Our latest application of BT-reagents as nucleophilic reagents for organofluorine chemistry has been published in Eur. J. Org. Chem. This work reports unprecedented nucleophilic substitution reactions of alcohols –SCF2H anions generated from BT-SCF2H. The presence of the silver salt AgOTf as a catalyst is crucial for stabilising this otherwise unstable anion.
Congratulations to first author Matteo!
For information, check out the paper here: https://chemistry-europe.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejoc.202101557
Congratulations Lili for winning a poster prize at the 20th RSC Fluorine Subject Group postgraduate meeting! Lili’s poster presented her work using BT-SCF3 as a practical reagent for preparing (trifluoromethyl)thioesters and for activation of THF.
Many congratulations to Armin, who has been awarded a prestigious prize from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)! The DAAD Prize recognises international students at German universities both for their outstanding academic achievements and for their commitment to promoting intercultural exchange and societal engagement.
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