The Ackermann Group
Catalysis And Organic Synthesis


Electrosynthesis has emerged as an increasingly viable tool for molecular synthesis with the prospect of avoiding the use of costly and toxic oxidants or reductants, thereby reducing the footprint of undesirable, toxic byproducts. Especially, the merger of CH functionalization with electrosynthesis significantly improves the atom- and step-economy toward sustainable organic syntheses.

Selected publications:

N. Sauermann,' T. H. Meyer,' C. Tian, L. Ackermann, "Electrochemical Cobalt-Catalyzed CH Oxygenation at Room Temperature" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 1845218455.