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Albrecht Berkessel

Cologne University

Department of Chemistry

Greinstrasse 4

50939 Cologne (Germany)


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  • Cologne University, Department of Chemistry, Greinstrasse 4, 50939 Cologne (Germany) 2001 - 2012


  1. Umpolung by N-heterocyclic carbenes: generation and reactivity of the elusive 2,2-diamino enols (breslow intermediates). Berkessel, A., Elfert, S., Yatham, V.R., Neudörfl, J.M., Schlörer, N.E., Teles, J.H. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2012) [Pubmed]
  2. Aldehyde umpolung by N-heterocyclic carbenes: NMR characterization of the Breslow intermediate in its keto form, and a spiro-dioxolane as the resting state of the catalytic system. Berkessel, A., Elfert, S., Etzenbach-Effers, K., Teles, J.H. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2010) [Pubmed]
  3. Chemically induced cardiomyogenesis of mouse embryonic stem cells. Berkessel, A., Seelig, B., Schwengberg, S., Hescheler, J., Sachinidis, A. Chembiochem (2010) [Pubmed]
  4. Asymmetric epoxidation of olefins with hydrogen peroxide - catalysis by an aspartate-containing tripeptide. Berkessel, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2008) [Pubmed]
  5. On the redox states of ruthenium porphyrin oxidation catalysts. Berkessel, A., Ertürk, E., Kaiser, P., Klein, A., Kowalczyk, R.M., Sarkar, B. Dalton. Trans (2007) [Pubmed]
  6. Highly enantioselective epoxidation of 2-methylnaphthoquinone (vitamin K3) mediated by new cinchona alkaloid phase-transfer catalysts. Berkessel, A., Guixà, M., Schmidt, F., Neudörfl, J.M., Lex, J. Chemistry (2007) [Pubmed]
  7. Enantiomerically pure isophorone diamine [3-(aminomethyl)-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohexylamine]: a chiral 1,4-diamine building block made available on large scale. Berkessel, A., Roland, K., Schröder, M., Neudörfl, J.M., Lex, J. J. Org. Chem. (2006) [Pubmed]
  8. Asymmetric enone epoxidation by short solid-phase bound peptides: further evidence for catalyst helicity and catalytic activity of individual peptide strands. Berkessel, A., Koch, B., Toniolo, C., Rainaldi, M., Broxterman, Q.B., Kaptein, B. Biopolymers (2006) [Pubmed]
  9. Unveiling the "booster effect" of fluorinated alcohol solvents: aggregation-induced conformational changes and cooperatively enhanced H-bonding. Berkessel, A., Adrio, J.A., Hüttenhain, D., Neudörfl, J.M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2006) [Pubmed]
  10. Lipase/aluminum-catalyzed dynamic kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols. Berkessel, A., Sebastian-Ibarz, M.L., Müller, T.N. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2006) [Pubmed]
  11. Asymmetric Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction catalyzed by isophoronediamine-derived bis(thio)urea organocatalysts. Berkessel, A., Roland, K., Neudörfl, J.M. Org. Lett. (2006) [Pubmed]
  12. Catalytic asymmetric addition of carbon dioxide to propylene oxide with unprecedented enantioselectivity. Berkessel, A., Brandenburg, M. Org. Lett. (2006) [Pubmed]
  13. Dramatic acceleration of olefin epoxidation in fluorinated alcohols: activation of hydrogen peroxide by multiple h-bond networks. Berkessel, A., Adrio, J.A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2006) [Pubmed]
  14. Structural optimization of thiourea-based bifunctional organocatalysts for the highly enantioselective dynamic kinetic resolution of azlactones. Berkessel, A., Mukherjee, S., Müller, T.N., Cleemann, F., Roland, K., Brandenburg, M., Neudörfl, J.M., Lex, J. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2006) [Pubmed]
  15. Highly efficient dynamic kinetic resolution of azlactones by urea-based bifunctional organocatalysts. Berkessel, A., Cleemann, F., Mukherjee, S., Müller, T.N., Lex, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2005) [Pubmed]
  16. Second-generation organocatalysts for the highly enantioselective dynamic kinetic resolution of azlactones. Berkessel, A., Mukherjee, S., Cleemann, F., Muller, T.N., Lex, J. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2005) [Pubmed]
  17. Kinetic resolution of oxazinones: an organocatalytic approach to enantiomerically pure beta-amino acids. Berkessel, A., Cleemann, F., Mukherjee, S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2005) [Pubmed]
  18. Enantioselective synthesis of DIANANE, a novel C2-symmetric chiral diamine for asymmetric catalysis. Berkessel, A., Schröder, M., Sklorz, C.A., Tabanella, S., Vogl, N., Lex, J., Neudörfl, J.M. J. Org. Chem. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. A highly enantioselective catalyst for the asymmetric Nozaki-Hiyama-Kishi reaction of allylic and vinylic halides. Berkessel, A., Menche, D., Sklorz, C.A., Schröder, M., Paterson, I. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2003) [Pubmed]
  20. The discovery of catalytically active peptides through combinatorial chemistry. Berkessel, A. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol (2003) [Pubmed]
  21. Electronically tuned chiral ruthenium porphyrins: extremely stable and selective catalysts for asymmetric epoxidation and cyclopropanation. Berkessel, A., Kaiser, P., Lex, J. Chemistry (2003) [Pubmed]
  22. Hydrogenation without a transition-metal catalyst: on the mechanism of the base-catalyzed hydrogenation of ketones. Berkessel, A., Schubert, T.J., Müller, T.N. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2002) [Pubmed]
  23. Baeyer-Villiger oxidations with hydrogen peroxide in fluorinated alcohols: lactone formation by a nonclassical mechanism. Berkessel, A., Andreae, M.R., Schmickler, H., Lex, J. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2002) [Pubmed]
  24. Activation of dihydrogen without transition metals. Berkessel, A. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol (2001) [Pubmed]
  25. Highly enantioselective enone epoxidation catalyzed by short solid phase-bound peptides: dominant role of peptide helicity. Berkessel, A., Gasch, N., Glaubitz, K., Koch, C. Org. Lett. (2001) [Pubmed]
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