group will be moving to Hamburg in the fall of 2017. Research
in our group span the themes of sustainable catalysis and synthesis.
Current areas of investigation include complex synthesis and
catalysis with 3d-transition metals, nanoparticles, and visible-light
mediated reactions. We also design and apply new reactor technologies
(photo, micro, flow, pressure) to maximize the efficiency and
operational simplicity of chemical processes.
you are a student at whatever stage of your studies and we caught
your attention, please e-mail us to learn more about research
opportunities in our group.
and Catalysis of Redox-active Bis(imino)acenaphthene (BIAN) Iron
M. Villa, D. Miesel, A. Hildebrandt, F. Ragaini, D. Schaarschmidt,
A. Jacobi von Wangelin, ChemCatChem
Hydrogenations by Soluble Iron Nanocluster Catalysts,
T. N. Gieshoff, U. Chakraborty, M. Villa, A. Jacobi von
Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10.1002/anie.201612548.
Metalates as Hydrogenation Catalysts,
P. Büschelberger, D. Gärtner, E. Reyes-Rodriguez, F.
Kreyenschmidt, K. Koszinowski, A. Jacobi von Wangelin, R.
Eur. J. 2017, 23,
Chlorosulfonylation by Photoredox Catalysis,
M. Majek, M. Neumeier, A. Jacobi von Wangelin, ChemSusChem 2017, 10,
Radical Thiolations Mediated by Very Weak Bases, D.
Koziakov, M. Majek, A. Jacobi von Wangelin, Org.
Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14,
Perspectives on Organic Photoredox Catalysis for Aromatic
M, Majek, A. Jacobi von Wangelin, Acc.
Chem. Res. 2016, 49,
Flow Reactor Setup for Photochemistry of Biphasic Gas/Liquid
J. Schachtner, P. Bayer, A. Jacobi von Wangelin, Beilstein
J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12,
on fire! Tim, Uttam and Matteo publish about our beautiful iron
wheel and the corresponding hydrogenations in Angewandte Chemie.
extract of our group trained their climbing skills at the
done! The collaboration with our friends from the Wolf group brings
again fruitful work. The Wolf group is interested in anionic
complexes and helps us to learn more about low-valent base metal
catalysis. Dominik and Efrain publish about the reaction mechanism
of metalates in hydrogenations.
has started his master thesis and Davide is joining the group as
visiting scholar from Milano. Welcome to the ship!
done boys! Michal and Michael publish on Aromatic
Chlorosulfonylation by Photoredox Catalysis in ChemSusChem.
group practiced their bowling skills at the SuperBowl in Regensburg.
Michael turned out to be highly skilled!
group enjoys the famous Thurn und Taxis Christmas Market to test
some Glühwein and sweets.
successfully defends his thesis 'Iron-catalyzed Hydrogenation of
Olefins'. Congrats Dr. Gieshoff!
done! Denis and Michal publish about metal-free radical thiolations
mediated by very weak bases.
year ends with our obligatory Christmas party with our friends from
the second floor and cleaning days.
back to Patrick and Sebastian who finished their master thesis and
begin their Ph.D. studies. Patrick investigates Photo-Oxidations
with his flow-reactor setup and Sebastian investigates
Iron-catalyzed reactions. Good luck!
group welcomes our new postdocs Uttam and Guojiao. Uttam comes from
our inorganic friends to teach us in the art of inorganic synthesis.
Both investigate iron-catalyzed reactions.
light on mechanism! Michal publishes in Accounts of Chemical
Research: Mechanistic Perspectives on Organic Photoredox Catalysis
for Aromatic Substitutions.
time! Our group members visit the subgroup meetings of the German
Chemical Society (GDCh): ORCHEM - Organic Community, Wöhler Tagung
- Inorganic Community and the Photochemistry Conference.
prolong our ORCHEM trip to Weimar to enjoy riding our bikes (Weimar
- Jena and back).
and music festival season! See, how quickly nothing does happen in
the labs ....
receives great news from the Chemical Industry Fund. He'll
become our third concurrent doctoral fellow of the
prestiguous Kekule program from 2016 to 2018. Congratulations!
manual for the set-up of a home-built microreactor is out in
bleibt Weltmeister! The group's Euro cup betting competition was won
by Vroni with Michi and Axel trailing. Two days after the Portuguese
victory over France in France, TEAM JacobiGschwindWolfGarcia
dominate the CHEMSOC competition on home turf and win the newly
designed Chem CUP. Congratulations!
Gärtner wins the annual departmental Ph.D. Award for his
extraordinarily successful thesis on iron and cobalt catalyzed
method developments. Congratulations! (the certificate came with a
four digit cheque)
group cultivation: We snatch the last seats at the Bavarian theater
festival and attend Tom Waits' musical "The black rider"
which was outstandingly staged by the Gaertnerplatz theater Munich.
The aftershow party brings some big city beats to Regensburg. Great
night (and early morning) out!
late June, temperatures skyrocket in Regensburg. The plazas and
riverwalks are crowded with sun worshippers. Our group goes for an
early morning bike tour around town before temperatures reach the
30s at noon.
cup fever takes hold of the group! The group's bet competition
clearly demystifies Raul's sports knowledge and sees Axel, Vroni and
Michael take the lead after the group stage. Sadly, the extra pts.
for an Albanian advancement did not come true for Axel.
Burgess (Texas A&M) is our guest for a couple of weeks. Students
and coworkers flock to his office to discuss their chemistry. Thanks
for the service!
Plietker (Stuttgart) delivers a riveting lecture of NO(iron)
starts his sabbatical leave with a holiday trip to the Canaries. On
La Gomera, he shares the coastline hotel with our chancellor Angela
joins the group! Welcome! She will be a valuable support in all
things synthetic, analytical and administrative. Great to have you!
Out. Michal wins the 1st prize and the public choice award of the
2016 Bavarian Science Slam of FameLab with his entertaining
talk on photocatalysis!
Congratulations! He will now compete with the top of the pops at the
battle of Germany in Bielefeld. Go, go, go!
inda House! Josef crosses the finish line and picks up the black
crown! This is lucky number 12 and counting... Josef takes up a new
challenge at Hilti in Landsberg/Lech. Our man at the hardware store!
2015 trend reports of Nachr.
two of our works: The photochemistry chapter highlights Michal's
photoredox carbonylation. The fine chemicals chapter dedicates a
half page to Dominik's iron-catalyzed cross-coupling with enol
Chem. 2016, 64,
276-277 and 280-281.
crew members follow in Bavarian footsteps: It's Palmator time at
Prössl Bräu in Adlersberg!
winter term ends on Feb 5th. Our group retreats to
Lenggries-Brauneck for some serious skiing.
New Year everyone!
Jan 7th, we return to duty with full vigour and wit! This year will
see a major turnover in the group with several coworkers leaving the
ship and new heads joining. Sebastian Sandl and Patrick Bayer start
their Master thesis studies with us. Good luck!
New Year's dinner, formerly known as Christmas dinner, took us to
the old town and involved a hearty Bavarian feast and a selection of
brews and liquor.