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The Electron as a Catalyst

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city: Munster
postcode: 48149

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
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 Total cost 2˙490˙000 €
 EC max contribution 2˙490˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


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 Project objective

Is the electron a catalyst in synthesis? This fundamental question will be addressed within the frame of the suggested ERC-project. Brönsted acid catalysis is well established in organic synthesis. The electron, as compared to the proton about 1800 times smaller and omnipresent, is currently not recognized as a potential catalyst in synthesis. The concept of using the electron as a catalyst is nearly unexplored. In the suggested, challenging project this kind of catalysis and its potential in synthesis will be the target of the investigations. The aim is to establish catalysis with the electron as an independent research branch in organic synthesis. To this end, the generality and broad applicability of the concept has to be documented. Different reactions, which are currently conducted as non-chain reactions by using transition metals as redox catalysts, will be performed via electron-catalyzed radical chain processes. In view of the foreseen shortage of transition metals we consider the development of transition-metal-free chemistry as important. Guided by Mother Nature we plan to develop synthetic dehydrogenases. Unactivated aliphatic sites in complex substrates will be selectively oxidized to the corresponding alkenes. Remote regioselective C-H functionalization in complex molecules comprising C-C- and C-X-bond formation will be investigated and also transition-metal-free radical arene and alkene C-H functionalization will be explored. Furthermore, the potential of electron-catalysis in asymmetric synthesis will be elucidated. Preparative and kinetic experimental studies will be supported by theoretical chemistry, new methods for initiation of electron-catalyzed processes will be developed and also mechanistic studies will be performed.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Carolin Gerleve, Armido Studer
Transition‐metal‐free Oxidative Cross‐Coupling of Tetraarylborates to Biaryls Using Organic Oxidants
published pages: , ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202002595
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020-04-01
2020 Maximilian Lübbesmeyer, Emily G. Mackay, Mark A. R. Raycroft, Jonas Elfert, Derek A. Pratt, Armido Studer
Base-Promoted C–C Bond Activation Enables Radical Allylation with Homoallylic Alcohols
published pages: 2609-2616, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b12343
Journal of the American Chemical Society 142/5 2020-02-28
2020 Heng Jiang, Armido Studer
Intermolecular radical carboamination of alkenes
published pages: , ISSN: 0306-0012, DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00692c
Chemical Society Reviews 2020-02-28
2019 Dinghai Wang, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld, Armido Studer
Hydrogen Atom Transfer Induced Boron Retaining Coupling of Organoboronic Esters and Organolithium Reagents
published pages: 14126-14130, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b07960
Journal of the American Chemical Society 141/36 2019-09-26
2019 Heng Jiang, Armido Studer
Chemistry With N-Centered Radicals Generated by Single-Electron Transfer-Oxidation Using Photoredox Catalysis
published pages: 38-49, ISSN: 2096-5745, DOI: 10.31635/ccschem.019.20180026
CCS Chemistry 2019-09-20
2019 Florian W. Friese, Armido Studer
Deoxygenative Borylation of Secondary and Tertiary Alcohols
published pages: 9561-9564, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201904028
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58/28 2019-09-02
2017 Xi Wang, Armido Studer
Regio- and Stereoselective Radical Perfluoroalkyltriflation of Alkynes Using Phenyl(perfluoroalkyl)iodonium Triflates
published pages: 2977-2980, ISSN: 1523-7060, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01215
Organic Letters 19/11 2019-06-14
2018 Ying Cheng, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld, Armido Studer
Transition Metal-Free 1,2-Carboboration of Unactivated Alkenes
published pages: 6221-6225, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b03333
Journal of the American Chemical Society 140/20 2019-06-14
2016 Dirk Leifert, Denis G. Artiukhin, Johannes Neugebauer, Anzhela Galstyan, Cristian Alejandro Strassert, Armido Studer
Radical perfluoroalkylation – easy access to 2-perfluoroalkylindol-3-imines via electron catalysis
published pages: 5997-6000, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02284G
Chem. Commun. 52/35 2019-06-14
2017 Xi Wang, Armido Studer
Iodine(III) Reagents in Radical Chemistry
published pages: 1712-1724, ISSN: 0001-4842, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00148
Accounts of Chemical Research 50/7 2019-06-14
2016 Jun Xuan, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Armido Studer
Construction of Polycyclic γ-Lactams and Related Heterocycles via Electron Catalysis
published pages: 6372-6375, ISSN: 1523-7060, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b03267
Organic Letters 18/24 2019-06-14
2016 Emily G. Mackay, Armido Studer
Electron-Catalyzed Fluoroalkylation of Vinyl Azides
published pages: 13455-13458, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602855
Chemistry - A European Journal 22/38 2019-06-14
2018 Marvin Kischkewitz, Carolin Gerleve, Armido Studer
Radical-Polar Crossover Reactions of Dienylboronate Complexes: Synthesis of Functionalized Allylboronic Esters
published pages: 3666-3669, ISSN: 1523-7060, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b01459
Organic Letters 20/12 2019-06-14
2017 Xinjun Tang, Armido Studer
α-Perfluoroalkyl-β-alkynylation of alkenes via radical alkynyl migration
published pages: 6888-6892, ISSN: 2041-6520, DOI: 10.1039/C7SC02175E
Chem. Sci. 8/10 2019-06-14
2016 Jun Xuan, Dario Gonzalez-Abradelo, Cristian Alejandro Strassert, Constantin-Gabriel Daniliuc, Armido Studer
Radical Cascade Cyclization: Reaction of 1,6-Enynes with Aryl Radicals by Electron Catalysis
published pages: 4961-4964, ISSN: 1434-193X, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201601033
European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016/29 2019-06-14
2018 Xinjun Tang, Armido Studer
Alkene 1,2-Difunctionalization by Radical Alkenyl Migration
published pages: 814-817, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201710397
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57/3 2019-06-14
2017 Benjamin Janhsen, Armido Studer
Perfluoroalkylation of Aryl- N , N -dimethyl Hydrazones Using Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents or Perfluoroalkyl Iodides
published pages: 11703-11710, ISSN: 0022-3263, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00934
The Journal of Organic Chemistry 82/22 2019-06-14
2017 Marvin Kischkewitz, Kazuhiro Okamoto, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld, Armido Studer
Radical-polar crossover reactions of vinylboron ate complexes
published pages: 936-938, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aal3803
Science 355/6328 2019-06-14
2018 Carolin Gerleve, Marvin Kischkewitz, Armido Studer
Synthesis of α-Chiral Ketones and Chiral Alkanes Using Radical Polar Crossover Reactions of Vinyl Boron Ate Complexes
published pages: 2441-2444, ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201711390
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57/9 2019-06-14
2018 Xi Wang, Armido Studer
Metal-Free Direct C−H Cyanation of Alkenes
published pages: , ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201807303
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019-06-14
2017 Lin Wang, Armido Studer
1-Trifluoromethylisoquinolines from α-Benzylated Tosylmethyl Isocyanide Derivatives in a Modular Approach
published pages: 5701-5704, ISSN: 1523-7060, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b02882
Organic Letters 19/20 2019-06-13
2019 Florian Clausen, Marvin Kischkewitz, Klaus Bergander, Armido Studer
Catalytic protodeboronation of pinacol boronic esters: formal anti-Markovnikov hydromethylation of alkenes
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-6520, DOI: 10.1039/c9sc02067e
Chemical Science 2019-06-06
2018 Ying Cheng, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld, Armido Studer
Metal-Free Radical Borylation of Alkyl and Aryl Iodides
published pages: , ISSN: 1433-7851, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810782
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019-05-14
2018 Danqing Zheng, Armido Studer
Photoinitiated Three-Component α-Perfluoroalkyl-β-heteroarylation of Unactivated Alkenes via Electron Catalysis
published pages: 325-329, ISSN: 1523-7060, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03849
Organic Letters 21/1 2019-02-25

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