Peer Reviewed Publications and Book Chapters

  • 2019

    30) A. Mondal, H.Chen,[+] L. Flämig,[+] P. Wedi,[+] M. van Gemmeren, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 18662-18667. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b10868 ([+] = equal contribution).

    Amongst the most read articles in The Journal of the American Chemical Society in November 2019.

    30) A. Uttry, M. van Gemmeren, Synthesis 2019, asap. DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1690720

    29) K. K. Ghosh,[+] A. Uttry,[+] A. Koldemir,[#] M. Ong,[#] M. van Gemmeren, Direct β-C(sp3)–H Acetoxylation of Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids, Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 7154-7157. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b02741 ([+]/[#] = equal contribution).


    Highlighted in Synfacts: 10.1055/s-0039-1691030

    28) H. Chen, A. Mondal, P. Wedi, M. van Gemmeren, Dual Ligand-Enabled Nondirected C–H Cyanation of Arenes, ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 1979–1984. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b04639


    27) F. Ghiringhelli, L. Nattmann, S. Bognar, M. van Gemmeren, The Direct Conversion of α-Hydroxyketones to Alkynes, J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 983-993. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b02941


  • 2018

    26) P. Wedi, M. van Gemmeren, The Arene-Limited Nondirected C–H Activation of Arenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 13016-13027. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804727

    Amongst the most accessed articles of the Angewandte Chemie in September 2018.

    25) A. Uttry, M. van Gemmeren, The Direct Pd-Catalyzed β-C(sp3)–H Activation of Carboxylic Acids, Synlett 2018, 29, 1937-1943.

    24) H. Chen,[+] P. Wedi,[+] T. Meyer, G. Tavakoli, M. van Gemmeren, Dual Ligand-Enabled Non-Directed C–H Olefination of Arenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2497-2501.  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201712235 ([+] = equal contribution).

    Amongst the most accessed articles of the Angewandte Chemie in January 2018 and in  the year 2018!

  • 2017

    23) K. K. Ghosh, M. van Gemmeren, Pd-Catalyzed β-C(sp3)–H Arylation of Propionic Acid and Related Aliphatic Acids, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23. 17697-17770. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201705449

    22) M. van Gemmeren,[+] M. Börjesson,[+] A. Tortajada,[+] S.-Z. Sun,[+] K. Okura, R. Martin, Switchable Site-Selective Catalytic Carboxylation of Allylic Alcohols with CO2, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6558-6562 ([+] = equal contribution).

    21) D. Höfler, M. van Gemmeren, P. Wedemann, K. Kaupmees, I. Leito, M. Leutzsch, J. B. Lingau, B. List, 1,1,3,3-Tetratriflylpropene (TTP): A Strong, Allylic C-H Acid for Brønsted and Lewis Acid Catalysis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1411-1415.

  • 2016


    20) C. Zarate,[+] M. van Gemmeren,[+] R. J. Sommerville, R. Martin, Phenol Derivatives: Modern Electrophiles in Cross-Coupling Reactions, Adv. Organomet. Chem. 2016, 66, 143-222 ([+] = equal contribution).

    19) Z. Zhang, H. Y. Bae, J. Guin, C. Rabalakos, M. van Gemmeren, M. Leutzsch, M. Klussmann, B. List, Asymmetric counteranion-directed Lewis acid organocatalysis for the scalable cyanosilylation of aldehydes, Nat. Commun. 2016, 7:12478.

    18) F. Juliá-Hernández, M. Gaydou, E. Serrano, M. van Gemmeren, R. Martin, Ni- and Fe-catalyzed Carboxylation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons with CO2, Top. Curr. Chem. 2016, 374, 1-38.

    17) T. Gatzenmeier,[+] M. van Gemmeren[+] Y. Xie, D. Höfler, M. Leutzsch, B. List, Asymmetric Lewis acid organocatalysis of the Diels–Alder reaction by a silylated C–H acid, Science 2016, 351, 949-952  ([+] = equal contribution).

  • 2015


    16) T. James, M. van Gemmeren, B. List, Development and Applications of Disulfonimides in Enantioselective Organocatalysis, Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, 9388-9409.

    15) J. Guin, Q. Wang, M. van Gemmeren, B. List, The Catalytic Asymmetric Abramov Reaction, Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 362-365; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 355-358.

    14) K. Hyodo, S. Gandhi, M. van Gemmeren, B. List, Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric Silylation of Alcohols, Synlett 2015, 1093-1095.

  • 2014


    13) Q. Wang, M. van Gemmeren, B. List, Asymmetric Disulfonimide‐Catalyzed Synthesis of δ‐Amino‐β‐Ketoester Derivatives by Vinylogous Mukaiyama–Mannich Reactions, Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 13810-13813; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13592-13595.

    12) L. Ratjen,[+] M. van Gemmeren[+] F. Pesciaioli, B. List, Towards High‐Performance Lewis Acid Organocatalysis, Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 8910-8914; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8765-8769 ([+] = equal contribution).

    11) M. van Gemmeren, F. Lay, B. List, Asymmetric Catalysis Using Chiral, Enantiopure Disulfonimides, Aldrichimica Acta 2014, 47, 3-13.

    10) A. Martínez, M. van Gemmeren, B. List, Unexpected Beneficial Effect of ortho-Substituents on the (S)-Proline-Catalyzed Asymmetric Aldol Reaction of Acetone with Aromatic Aldehydes, Synlett 2014, 961-964.

    9) A. Martínez, K. Zumbansen, A. Döring, M. van Gemmeren, B. List, Improved Conditions for the Proline-Catalyzed Aldol Reaction of Acetone with Aliphatic Aldehydes, Synlett 2014, 932-934.

    8) B. List, I. Čorić, O. O. Grygorenko, P. S. J. Kaib, I. Komarov, A. Lee, M. Leutzsch, S. C. Pan, A. V. Tymtsunik, and M. van Gemmeren, The Catalytic Asymmetric α‐Benzylation of Aldehydes, Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 286-289; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 282-285.

  • 2013


    7) Q. Wang, M. Leutzsch, M. van Gemmeren, B. List, Disulfonimide-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of β3-Amino Esters Directly from N-Boc-Amino Sulfones, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 15334-15337.

    6) O. Lifchits, M. Mahlau, C. M. Reisinger, A. Lee, C. Farès, I. Polyak, G. Gopakumar, W. Thiel, B. List, The Cinchona Primary Amine-Catalyzed Asymmetric Epoxidation and Hydroperoxidation of α, β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds with Hydrogen Peroxide, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6677-6693.

    5) M. Mahlau, B. List, Asymmetric Counteranion‐Directed Catalysis: Concept, Definition, and Applications, Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 540-556; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 518-533.

  • 2012


    4) M. Mahlau, P. García-García, B. List, Asymmetric Counteranion‐Directed Catalytic Hosomi–Sakurai Reaction, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 16283-16287.

    3) M. Mahlau, B. List, Asymmetric Counteranion‐Directed Catalysis (ACDC), in Asymmetric Synthesis II: More Methods and Applications (Ed. M. Christmann, S. Bräse), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012, P. 79-84.

    2) M. Mahlau, B. List, Asymmetric Counteranion‐Directed Catalysis (ACDC): A Remarkably General Approach to Enantioselective Synthesis, Isr. J. Chem. 2012, 52, 630-638.


  • 2011

    1) M. Mahlau, R. A. Fernandes, R. Brückner, First Synthesis of the Pyrano‐Naphthoquinone Lactone (–)‐Arizonin C1, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 4765-4772.

Other Publications

  • 2017

    1) C. Lichtenberg, M. van Gemmeren, 20. Steinheimer Gespräche – diesmal in Wiesbaden, Nachr. Chem. 2017, 65, 939-939.