Martin Oestreich

Martin Oestreich
Technische Universität Berlin | TUB · Department of Chemistry

PhD

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625
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Citations since 2016
353 Research Items
10333 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2011 - present
Technische Universität Berlin
Position
  • Full Professor of Organic Chemistry
May 2006 - July 2011
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Position
  • Professor of Organic Chemistry
July 2001 - April 2006
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Position
  • Habilitand

Publications

Publications (625)
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Just ask silicon: An experimentally straightforward yet effective Walden-type analysis showcases the usefulness of silanes with a stereogenic silicon center as stereochemical probes. The B(C6F5) 3-catalyzed hydrosilylation and likely the related hydrogenation proceed through linear B-H-Si-O transition states, as verified by flawless inversion of th...
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Monosilane (SiH4) is far less well behaved than its carbon analogue methane (CH4). It is a colourless gas that is industrially relevant as a source of elemental silicon, but its pyrophoric and explosive nature makes its handling and use challenging. Consequently, synthetic applications of SiH4 in academic laboratories are extremely rare and methodo...
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Hydrogen-substituted silylium ions are long-sought reactive species. We report a protolysis strategy that chemoselectively cleaves either an Si-C(sp2) or an Si-H bond using a carborane acid to access the full series of [CHB11H5Br6]-stabilized R2SiH+, RSiH2+, and SiH3+ cations, where bulky tert-butyl groups at the silicon atom (R = tBu) were crucial...
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The enantioselective silylation of racemic alcohols, where one enantiomer reacts faster than the other, is an alternative approach to established enzymatic and non-enzymatic acylation techniques. The existing art is either limited to structurally biased alcohols or requires elaborate catalysts. Simple substrates, such as benzylic and allylic alcoho...
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Cooperative catalysis has attracted tremendous attention in recent years, emerging as a key strategy for the development of novel atom-economic and environmentally more benign catalytic processes. In particular, Noyori-type complexes with metal–nitrogen bonds have been extensively studied and evolved as privileged catalysts in hydrogenation chemist...
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The photoswitchable motif of azobenzenes is of great importance across the life and material sciences. This maintains a constant demand for their efficient synthesis, especially that of non‐symmetric derivatives. We disclose here a general strategy for their synthesis through an unprecedented C(sp2)–N(sp2) cross‐coupling where functionalized aryl‐s...
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The photoswitchable motif of azobenzenes is of great importance across the life and material sciences. This maintains a constant demand for their efficient synthesis, especially that of non‐symmetric derivatives. We disclose here a general strategy for their synthesis through an unprecedented C(sp2)–N(sp2) cross‐coupling where functionalized aryl‐s...
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A nickel-catalyzed C(sp³)-C(sp³) cross-electrophile coupling between α-silylated alkyl bromides and an allylic sulfone is reported. Instead of a metal as the stoichiometric reductant, this photochemical reductive process relies on a Hantzsch ester but does not require an exogenous photocatalyst. The role of the silyl group in the α-position and its...
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An enantio- and regioconvergent nickel-catalyzed benzylation of racemic silylated allylic electrophiles with benzylzinc nucleophiles is reported. The key feature of this method is that the homocoupling pathways of both the nucleophile and the electrophile are minimized. A diverse set of electronically modified benzylzinc reagents was tolerated. The...
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Chiral bis(phosphine) monooxides (BPMOs) derived from C2‐symmetric bis(phosphines) have been found to induce superior levels of enantioselection in copper‐catalyzed conjugate borylation of α,β‐disubstituted cyclobutenones. More precisely, enantiomeric excesses as well as chemical yields are exceedingly high with (R,R)‐Bozphos as the chiral ligand w...