I. Rodstein, L. Kelling, J. Löffler, T. Scherpf, A. Sarbajna, D.M. Andrada and V.H. Gessner  
Formation of exceptional monomeric YPhos–PdCl2 complexes with high activities in coupling reactions
Chem. Sci. 2022,13, 13552-13562. doi: 10.1039/D2SC04523K


S. Jäger, P. Meyer, K.-S. Feichtner, S. Henkel, G.W. Schwaab, V.H. Gessner, M. Havenith
Reaction of lithium hexamethyldisilazide (LiHMDS) with water at ultracold conditions
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2022, 24, 24089–24094. doi: 10.1039/D2CP03372K


J.-A. Zur, M. Schmidt, K.-S. Feichtner, P. Duari, J. Löffler, T. Scherpf, V.H. Gessner
From Stable PH-Ylides to α-Carbanionic Phosphines as Ligands for Zwitterionic Catalysts
Angew. Chem.Int. Ed. 2022, e202203950. doi: 10.1002/anie.202203950


X.-J. Wei, B. Xue, J. Handelmann, Z. Hu, H. Darmandeh, V.H. Gessner*, L.J. Gooßen*
Ylide-Functionalized Diisopropyl Phosphine (prYPhos): A Ligand for Selective Suzuki-Miyaura Couplings of Aryl Chlorides
Adv. Synth.Catal. 2022, 364, 3336-3341. doi: 10.1002/adsc.202200321


S. Lapointe, A. Sarbajna, and V.H. Gessner*
Ylide-Substituted Phosphines: A Platform of Strong Donor Ligands for Gold Catalysis and Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions
Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55, 5, 770–782. doi: 10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00797


P. Neigenfind, D. Knyszek, J. Handelmann and V.H. Gessner*
Synthesis of sterically encumbered di- and triarylamines by palladium-catalysed C–N coupling reactions under mild reaction conditions
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2022, 12, 3447-3453. doi: 10.1039/D1CY02352G


T. Stalder, F. Krischer, H. Steinert, P. Neigenfind, V.H. Gessner*
Ylide-stabilized phosphenium cations: Impact of the substitution pattern on the coordination chemistry
Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202104074. doi: 10.1002/chem.202104074


A. Sarbajna, V. H. Gessner*
Tritiation gets selective (News and Views)
Nature Synthesis, 2022, 1, 16–17.


H. Steinert, J. Löffler, V.H. Gessner
Single-Site and Cooperative Bond Activation Reactions with Ylide-Functionalized Tetrylenes: A Computational Study
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 5004-5013. doi: 10.1002/ejic.202100816


K.-S. Feichtner, L. Scharf, T. Scherpf, B. Mallick, N. Boysen, V.H. Gessner*
Tuning Ruthenium Carbene Complexes for Selective P–H activation via Metal-Ligand Cooperation
Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 17351-17360. doi: 10.1002/chem.202103151


M. Jörges, A. Kroll, L. Kelling, R. Gauld, B. Mallick, S.M. Huber, V.H. Gessner*
Synthesis, Crystal and Electronic Structures of a Thiophosphinoyl- and Amino-Substituted Metallated Ylide
Chem. Open, 2021, 10, 1089-1094. doi: 10.1002/open.202100187


V. H. Gessner
Coordination Chemistry of Methandiides and Related Ligands.
In Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III; Constable, E. C., Parkin, G., Que Jr, L., Eds., Vol. 1, Elsevier, 2021; pp 667–687. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102688-5.00076-3.


J. Löffler, R. M. Gauld, K.-S. Feichtner, I. Rodstein, J.-A. Zur, J. Handelmann, C. Schwarz, V. H. Gessner*
Ylide-substituted Phosphines with a Cyclic Ylide-Backbone: Angle Dependence of the Donor Strength
Organometallics, 2021, 2888-2900. doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00349.


H. Darmandeh, J. Löffler, N. V. Tzouras, B. Dereli, T. Scherpf, K.-S. Feichtner, S. V. Broeck, K. Van Hecke, M. Saab, C. S. J. Cazin, L. Cavallo, S. P. Nolan*, V. H. Gessner*
Au···H-C Hydrogen Bonds as Design Principle in Gold(I) Catalysis
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 21014-21024. doi: 10.1002/anie.202108581.


J. Handelmann, C.N. Babu, H. Steinert, C. Schwarz, T. Scherpf, A. Kroll and V.H. Gessner*
Towards the Rational Design of Ylide-Substituted Phosphines for Gold(I)-Catalysis: From Inactive to ppm-level Catalysis
Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 4329 - 4337. doi: 10.1039/D1SC00105A.


Z. Hu, X.-J. Wei, J. Handelmann, A.-K. Seitz, I. Rodstein, V. H. Gessner,* L. J. Gooßen*
Coupling of Reformatsky Reagents with Aryl Chlorides enabled by Ylide-Functionalized Phosphine Ligands
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 6778–6783. doi: 10.1002/anie.202016048.


K. Dilchert, M. Schmidt, A. Großjohann, K.-S. Feichtner, R. E. Mulvey*, V. H. Gessner*
Solvation Effects on the Structure and Stability of Alkali Metal Carbenoids
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 493-498. doi: 10.1002/anie.202011278


A. Sarbajna, V.S.V.S.N. Swamy and V.H. Gessner*
Phosphorus-Ylides: Powerful Substituents for the Stabilization of Reactive Main Group Compounds.
Chem. Sci. 2021, 2016-2024. doi: 10.1039/D0SC03278F


K. Dilchert, T. Scherpf, V. H. Gessner
Carbenoid-Mediated Formation and Activation of Element-Element and Element-Hydrogen Bonds
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 4111–4115. doi: 10.1002/ejic.202000860
(VIP: Very Important Paper)


C. Mohapatra, H. Darmandeh, H. Steinert, B. Mallick, K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Low-Valent Dinuclear Group 14 Compounds by Transylidation: Isolation of a Digermavinyl Cation and Chloro(ylide)digermene
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 15145-15149. doi: 10.1002/chem.202004242


I. Rodstein, D.S. Prendes, L. Wickert, M. Paaßen, V.H. Gessner*
Selective Monoarylation of Small Primary Alkyl Amines through Backbone-Modification in Ylide-Functionalized Phosphines (YPhos)
J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 14674-14683. doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.0c01771


H. Darmandeh, V.H. Gessner*
Selective B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed Reactions of α-Diazoesters with Heterocycles and Alkenes
Chem2020, 6, 9, 2364. doi: 10.1016/j.chempr.2020.08.006


A. Kroll, H. Steinert, M. Jörges, T. Steinke, B. Mallick, V.H. Gessner*
Cationic Phosphorus Compounds Based on a Bis(1-piperidinyl)-Substituted Carbodiphosphorane: Syntheses, Structures, and C sp3–H Activation
Organometallics 2020, 39, 23, 4312–4319. doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00412


T. Scherpf, H. Steinert, A. Großjohann, K. Dilchert, J. Tappen, I. Rodstein, V.H. Gessner*
Efficient Pd‐Catalyzed Direct Coupling of Aryl Chlorides with Alkyllithium Reagents
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59,2–10. doi: 10.1002/anie.202008866
Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 2 – 10. doi: 10.1002/ange.202008866


A. Kroll, H. Steinert, L.T. Scharf, T. Scherpf, B. Mallick and  V.H. Gessner*
A diamino-substituted carbodiphosphorane as strong C-donor and weak N-donor: isolation of monomeric trigonal-planar L·ZnCl2
Chem. Commun. 2020,  56, 8051. doi: 10.1039/D0CC02496A


H. Darmandeh, T. Scherpf, K.-S. Feichtner, C. Schwarz, V.H. Gessner*
Synthesis, Isolation and Crystal Structures of the Metalated Ylides [Cy3P‐C‐SO2Tol]M (M = Li, Na, K).
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2020, 646, 835-841. doi: 10.1002/zaac.201900333


J. Tappen, I. Rodstein, K. McGuire, A. Großjohann, J. Löffler, T. Scherpf, V.H.Gessner*
Palladium Complexes Based on Ylide-Functionalized Phosphines(YPhos): Broadly Applicable High-Performance Precatalysts for the Amination of Aryl Halides at Room Temperature
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 4281- 4288. doi:


K.-S. Feichtner, F. Papp, M. Schmidt, M. Paaßen, V.H. Gessner*
Carbene complex formation versus cyclometallation from a phosphoryl-tethered methanide ruthenium complex
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2020, 121235. doi: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2020.121235


H. Steinert, C. Schwarz, A. Kroll and V.H. Gessner*
Towards the Preparation of Stable Cyclic Amino(ylide)Carbenes
Molecules 2020, 25, 796. doi:10.3390/molecules25040796


L.T. Scharf, I. Rodstein, M. Schmidt, T. Scherpf, V.H. Gessner*
Unraveling the High Activity of Ylide-Functionalized Phosphines in Palladium-Catalyzed Amination Reactions: A Comparative Study with CyJohnPhos and PtBu3
ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 999-1009. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b04666


C. Schwarz, J. Handelmann, D. M. Baier, A. Ouissa,V. H. Gessner*
Mono- and diylide-substituted phosphines (YPhos): impact of the ligand properties on the catalytic activity in gold(I)-catalysed hydroaminations
Catal. Sci. Technol. 2019, 6808-6815, DOI: 10.1039/C9CY01861A


X.-Q. Hu, D. Lichte, I. Rodstein, P. Weber, A.-K. Seitz, T. Scherpf, V. H. Gessner*, L. J. Gooßen*
Ylide-Functionalized Phosphine (YPhos)–Palladium Catalysts: Selective Monoarylation of Alkyl Ketones with Aryl Chlorides
Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 18, 7558-7562. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b02830


L.T. Scharf, A. Kowsari, T. Scherpf, K.-S. Feichtner, V.H. Gessner*
Cooperative Bond Activation Reactions with Nickel and Palladium Carbene Complexes with a PC_carbene_S Pincer Ligand
Organometallics 2019, 38, 21, 4093-4104. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00386


V. H. Gessner
Palladium Catalyzed Amination of Aryl Chlorides
GIT Laboratory Journal - Business Web for Users in Science and Industrie, Jul. 09, 2019link


L. T. Scharf  K.‐S. Feichtner  V. H. Gessner*
Carbon Dioxide Catalyzed Cyclometallation of a Carbene Complex: Synthesis and Mechanism
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 25, 2990. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201900299


T. Scherpf, I. Rodstein, M. Paassen, V. H. Gessner*
Group 9 and 10 Metal Complexes of an Ylide-Substituted Phosphine: Coordination versus Cyclometalation and Oxidative Addition
Inorganic Chemistry 2019, 58(12), 8151-8161. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00948


C. Schwarz, T. Scherpf, I. Rodstein, J. Weismann, K.‐S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Ylide‐Functionalization via Metalated Ylides: Synthesis and Structural Properties
ChemistryOPEN 2019, 8(5), 621. DOI: 10.1002/open.201900094


C. Mohapatra, L. Scharf, T. Scherpf, B. Mallick, K.-S. Feichtner, C. Schwarz, V. H. Gessner*
Isolation of a Diylide-Stabilized Stannylene and Germylene: Enhanced Donor Strength through Coplanar Lone Pair Alignment
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 22, 7459-7463. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201902831


C. Schwarz,  L. T. Scharf, T. Scherpf, J. Weismann, V. H. Gessner*
Isolation of the Metalated Ylides [Ph3P−C−CN]M (M=Li, Na, K): Influence of the Metal Ion on the Structure and Bonding Situation
Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25,11, 2793-2802. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201805421.


P. Weber, T. Scherpf, I. Rodstein, D. Lichte, L. T. Scharf, L. J. Gooßen*, V. H. Gessner*
A Highly Active Ylide-Functionalized Phosphine for Palladium-Catalyzed Aminations of Aryl Chlorides Ylide-functionalized phosphines: Strong Donor Ligands for Homogenous Catalysis
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3203-3207. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810696


V.H. Gessner
Ylide-substituierte Phosphane: Elektronenreiche Liganden für die homogene Katalyse
GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift, 2018. link


Thorsten Scherpf, Christopher Schwarz, Lennart T. Scharf, Jana-Alina Zur, Andreas Helbig and Viktoria H. Gessner*
Ylide-functionalized phosphines: Strong Donor Ligands for Homogenous Catalysis
Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 13041.
Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2018, 57, 1-7. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201805372
Highlighted in Chemistry Views


K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Cooperative Bond Activation Reactions with Carbene Complexes
Chem. Commun. 2018, 6540-6553. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02198H  (part of the “2018 Emerging Investigator” issue)


L. T. Scharf, J. Weismann, K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Versatile Modes of Cooperative B-H Bond Activation Reactions in Ruthenium Carbene Complexes: Addition, Ring-opening and Insertion
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 3439-3443. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201800248


V. H. Gessner*
Reactivity and Applications of α-Metallated Ylides
Structure and Bonding, Springer, 2018, DOI: 10.1007/430_2017_18


K.-S. Feichtner, T. Scherpf, V. H. Gessner*
Cooperative Bond Activation Reactions with Ruthenium Carbene Complex PhSO2(Ph2PNSiMe3)C=Ru(p-cymene): Ru=C and N–Si Bond Reactivity
Organometallics 2018, 37, 645-654. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00254


T. Scherpf, V. H. Gessner
Ylid-funktionalisierte Phosphane zur Verwendung in Metallkomplexen und der homogenen Katalyse
Patent, DE 102017213817; PCT/EP2018/071550. link


S. Molitor, V. H. Gessner*
Alkali metal chlorine and bromine carbenoids: Their thermal stability and structural properties
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 12372-12379. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701911.


L. T. Scharf, V. H. Gessner*
Metalated ylides: a new class of strong donor ligands with unique electronic properties
InorgChem2017DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00099. (link)


L. T. Scharf, D. M. Andrada, G. Frenking, V. H. Gessner*
The bonding situation in metalated ylides.
Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 4432-4434. (link)


T. Scherpf, K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Using Ylid-Functionalization to Stabilize Boron Cations
Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 3323-3327. (link)
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3275-3279. (link)


S. Molitor, K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Taming Metal/Fluorine Carbenoids
Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 2527-2531. (link)


S. Molitor, V. H. Gessner*
Synthesis, Structure and Thermal Stability of a Crown Ether Complexed K/Cl Carbenoid
Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2017457, 29-33. (link)


K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Synthesis and Characterization of a Sulfonyl and Iminophosphoryl-functionalized Methanide and Methandiide
Inorganics 20164, 40 (invited research article for the special issue on “s-block metal complexes”). (link)


V. H. Gessner
Stability and Reactivity Control of Carbenoids: Recent Advances and Perspectives
Chem. Commun. 201652, 12011-12023. (link)


J. Weismann, L. T. Scharf, V. H. Gessner*
Cooperative P-H Bond Activation with Ruthenium and Iridium Carbene Complexes
Organometallics201635, 2507-2515. (link)


S. Molitor, C. Mahler, V. H. Gessner*
Synthesis and Solid-State Structues of Gold(I) Complexes of Diphosphines
New. J. Chem. 201640, 6467-6474. (link)


S. Molitor, V. H. Gessner*
Alkali Metal Carbenoids: A Case of Higher Stability of the Heavier Congeners
Angew. Chem. 2016128, 7843-7847. (link)
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7712-7716


S. Molitor, C. Schwarz, V. H. Gessner*
Mono- and Bis-cyclometalated Palladium Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity
Organometallics201635, 159-167, (link)


J. Weismann, R. Waterman, V. H. Gessner*
Metal-Ligand Cooperativity in a Methandiide Derived Iridium Carbene Complex
Chem Eur. J. 201622, 3846-3855, (link)


K.-S. Feichtner, S. Englert, V. H. Gessner*
Preparation and Isolation of a Chiral Methandiide and its Application as Cooperative Ligand in Bond Activation
Chem Eur. J. 201622, 506-510, (link)


J. Weismann, V. H. Gessner*
Si-H Activation by means of Metal Ligand Cooperation in a Methandiide Derived Carbene Complex
Chem. Commun. 201551, 14909-14912 (link).


V. H. Gessner
Gemeinsam sind wir stark - Wenn Metall und Ligand in Reaktionen aktiv zusammenarbeiten
Lab and More 201510, 14-18.


J. Weismann, V. H. Gessner*
Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation with a Methandiide Based Carbene Complex: An Experimental and Computational Study
Chem. Eur. J. 20152116103-16112. (link)


J. Weismann, V. H. Gessner*
Selective [2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Isocyanates and Thioisocyanates across the M=C Bond in a Ruthenium Carbene Complex.
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 4192-4198. (link)


T. Scherpf, R. Wirth, S. Molitor, K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner* 
Bridging the Gap between Bisylides and Methandiides: Isolation, Reactivity and Electronic Structure of an Yldiide
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 8542-8546. (link)

Das Bindeglied zwischen Bisyliden und Methandiiden: Isolierung, Reaktivität und elektronische Struktur eines Yldiids
Angew. Chem. 2015127, 8662-8666. (→link)


V. H. Gessner,* J. Becker, K.-S. Feichtner
Carbene Complexes Based on Dilithium Methandiides
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 1841-1859. (link)


S. Molitor, V. H. Gessner*
Lithium Chloride Carbenoids in Bond Activation Reactions (SYNPACTS article)
Synlett 201526, 861-865. (link)


S. Molitor, J. Becker, V. H. Gessner*
Selelctive Dehydrocoupling of Phosphines by Lithium Chloride Carbenoids
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 15517-15520. (PDF link)
Highlighted in T. M. Swager, W. J. Ong, Synfacts, 201511, 0140.


. Becker, T. Modl, V. H. Gessner*
A Methandiide as Non-Innocent Ligand in Carbene Complexes: From the Electronic Structure to Bond Activation Reactions and Cooperative Catalysis
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 11295-11299. (PDF link)


K.-S. Feichtner, V. H. Gessner*
Synthesis and stability of Li/Cl carbenoids based on bis(iminophosphoryl)methanes
Dalton Trans. 201443, 14399-14408. (PDF link)


J. Becker, V. H. Gessner*
Synthesis and Electronic Structure of Carbene Complexes based on a Sulfonyl-Substituted Dilithio Methandiide
Organometallics201433, 1310-1317. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner*
Acta Cryst. E, 2014E70, o374. (PDF link)


S. Molitor, K.-S. Feichtner, C. Kupper, V. H. Gessner*
Substitution Effects on the Formation of Palladium Carbene and Thioketone Complexes from Li/Cl Carbenoids
Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 10752-10762. (PDF link)
Highlighed in ChemistryViews.


C. Kupper, S. Molitor, V. H. Gessner*
Structure, Bonding and Reactivity of Room Temperature Stable Lithium Chloride Carbenoids
Organometallics201433, 347-353. (PDF link)


J. Becker, V. H. Gessner*
On the Structure and Ambiphilicity of a Sulfonyl Substituted α-chloro Lithium Base
Dalton Trans. 201443, 4320-4325. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner*, F. Meier, D. Uhrich, M. Kaupp
Synthesis and Bonding in Carbene Complexes of an Unsymmetrical Dilithio Methandiide: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study
Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 16729-16739. (PDF link)


S. Molitor, V. H. Gessner*
Reactivity of Li/Cl Carbenoids towards Lewis Base Adducts of BH3: B-H Bond Activation versus Carbene Dimerization
Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 11858-11862. (PDF link)


H. Braunschweig, R. D. Dewhurst, V. H. Gessner
Transition Metal Borylene Complexes
Chem. Soc. Rev201342, 3197-3208. (PDF link)


K. Götz, V. H. Gessner, C. Unkelbach, M. Kaupp, C. Strohmann
Understanding Structure Formation in Organolithium Compounds: An Exprimental and Quantum-Chemical Approach.
Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2013639, 2077-2085. (PDF link)


P. K. Eckert, I. dos Santos Vieira, V. H. Gessner, J. Börner, C. Strohmann, S. Herres-Pawlis
Simple is best: diamine zinc complexes as efficient catalysts in lactide polymerisation
Polyhedron 201349, 151-157. (PDF link)


P. Schröter, V. H. Gessner*
Tetrahedral versus Planar Four-Coordinate Carbon: A Sulfonyl-Substituted Methandiide
Chem. Eur J. 201218, 11223-11227. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner* 
Acta Cryst. 2012E68, o1045. (PDF link)


A. Hartung, F. Seufert, C. Berges, V.H. Gessner, U. Holzgrabe,
One-PotUgi/Aza-Michael Synthesis of Highly Substituted 25-Diketopiperazines with Anti-Proliferative Properties
Molecules2012, 17, 14685-14699. (PDF link)


P. K. Eckert, V. H. Gessner, M. Knorr, C. Strohmann,
Formation of Specific Configurations at Stereogenic Nitrogen Centers upon their Coordination to Zinc and Mercury
Inorganic Chemistry 201251, 8516-8523. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Preparation of Aminomethyl Functionalised Silanes via an α-Lithiated Amine: From their Synthesis, Stability and Crystal Structures to Stereochemical Issues
Dalton Trans201241, 3452-3460. (PDF link)


Viktoria H. Gessner*
Formation of a Palladium Thioketone Complex from a Thiophosphinoyl Stabilized Li/Cl Carbenoid
Organometallics 201130, 4228-4231. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, J. F. Tannaci, A. D. Miller, T. D. Tilley
Assembly of Macrocycles by Zirconocene-Mediated, Reversible Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation
Acc. Chem. Res201144, 435-446. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, T. D. Tilley
Diphenylanthracene Macrocycles from Reductive Zirconocene Coupling: On the Edge of Steric Overload
Org. Lett201113, 1154-1157. (PDF link)
Highlighted in T. M. Swager, J. Batson, Synfacts, 2011, 0496.


V. H. Gessner, S. G. Koller, C. Strohmann, A.-M. L. Hogan, D. F. O'Shea
Mechanistic Insight into Stereoselective Carbolithiations
Chem. Eur. J. 201117, 2996-3004. (PDF link)


M. Breuning, A. Paasche, M. Steiner, S. Dilsky, V.H. Gessner, C. Strohmann, B. Engels
Theoretical and spectroscopic studies on the conformational equilibrium of 9-oxabispidines in solution
J. Mol. Struct. 20111005, 178-185. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner*
The Complex-Induced Proximity Effect in Organolithium Chemistry and its Importance in the Lithiation of Tertiary Amines
Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Science, Advances in Synthetic Chemistry (Eds. B. Pignataro), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2010, 95-114. (PDF link)


J. J. Gammon, V. H. Gessner, G. R. Barker, J. Granander, C. Strohmann, P. O'Brien, B. Kelly
Synthesis of P-Stereogenic Compounds via Kinetic Deprotonation and Thermodynamic Resolution of Phosphine Sulfides: Opposite Sense of Induction Using (-)-Sparteine
J. Am. Chem. Soc2010132, 13922-13927. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, B. Fröhlich, C. Strohmann
Lithiated (R,R)-TMCDA as Efficient Building Block for the Preparation of ChiralN,N,O-Ligands via Asymmetric 1,2-Addition
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem2010, 5640-5649. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Lithiumorganyle: Zwischen Ästhetik und Verständis
Nachr. Chem. 201058, 744-747. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, S. Dilsky, C. Strohmann
Unexpected Direct Dilithiation of a Prochiral Phosphine Borane
Chem. Commun. 201046, 4719-4721. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Lithiation of Diamine Ligands to Chiral Building Blocks: Syntheses, Selectivities and Lithiated Intermediates
Organometallics 201029, 1858-1861. (PDF link)


C. Däschlein, V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Preparation of "Si-Centered" Chiral Silanes by Direct α-Lithiation of Methylsilanes
Chem. Eur. J201016, 4048-4062. (PDF link)


M. Willot, L. Radtke, D. Könning, R. Fröhlich, V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann, M. Christmann
Totalsynthese und Absolute Konfiguration des Guaian-Sesquiterpens Englerin A
Angew. Chem2009121, 9269-9272; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200948, 9105-9108. (PDF link)


M. Breuning, D. Hein, M. Steiner, V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Chiral 2-endo Substituted 9-Oxabispidines: Novel Ligands for Enantioselective Cu(II)-Catalyzed Henry Reactions
Chem. Eur. J200915, 12764-12769. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, C. Däschlein, C. Strohmann
Structure Formation Principles and Reactivity of Organolithium Compounds
Chem. Eur. J200915, 3320-3335. (PDF link)


P. Eckert, V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Acta Cryst. E 2009E65, o956. (PDF link)


S. Clement, L. Guyard, M. Knorr, V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Acta Cryst. E 2009E65, m334. (PDF link)


T. Tricotet, J. Cotter, P. Flemming, A.-M. L. Hogan, C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner, D. F. O'Shea
Selective Vinyl C-H Lithiation of cis-Stilbenes
J. Am. Chem. Soc2009, 131, 3142-3143. (PDF link)


H. N. Paindy, F. Guyon, A. Khatyr, M. Knorr, V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Formation of Extended 1D and 2D Coordination Polymers in Tetrathioether Complexes of Mercury(II) and Copper (I): Crystal Structures of [{Ge(CH2SPh)4}HgBr2]n and [{Ge(CH2SPh)4}(Cu2I2)]n
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2009, 635, 2009-2105. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, C. Däschlein, C. Strohmann
2-[(2-Hydroxy-2,2-diphenylethyl)(methyl)amino]-dimethylethanaminium bromide
Acta Cryst. E. 2009E65, o383. (PDF link)


C. Däschlein, V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
(S)-1,2-Dimethyl-1,1,2-triphenyl-1-(piperidinomethyl)disilane x HCl
Acta Cryst. E. 2008, 64, o1950. (PDF link)


V. H. Gessner, C. Strohmann
Lithiation of TMEDA and its Higher Homologous TEEDA, Understanding Observed α- and β-Deprotonation
J. Am. Chem. Soc2008130, 14412-14413. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, A. Damme, V. H. Gessner
Isopropyllithium diamine adducts: From a non symmetric aggregate to monomeric iPrLi∙(1R,2R)-N,N,N',N',-tetraethylcyclohexane-1,2-diamine
Chem. Commun2008, 3381-3383. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner
A Precoordination Complex of 1,3,5-Trimethyl-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane with tert-Butyllithium as Key Intermediate in its Methylene Group Deprotonation
Chem. Asian J20083, 1929-1934. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner
Crystal Structures of n-Buli Adducts with (R,R)-TMCDA and the Consequences for Deprotonation Reactions
J. Am. Chem. Soc2008130, 11719-11725. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner, S. Koller, A. Damme, C. Däschlein
Acta Cryst. E2008E64, o687. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner
From Monomeric tBuLi∙(R,R)-TMCDA to α-Lithiated (R,R)-TMCDA
Angew. Chem2007119, 8429-8432; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200746, 8281-8283. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner
Crystal Structures of the Chiral Diamine (R,R)-TMCDA with the Commonly Used Alkyllithium Bases Methyllithium, iso-Propyllithium and sec-Butyllithium
J. Am. Chem. Soc2007129, 8952-8938. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner
From the Alkyllithium Aggregate [(nBuLi)2∙PMDTA]2 to Lithiated PMDTA
Angew. Chem2007119, 4650-4653; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200746, 4566-4569. (PDF link)


C. Strohmann, V. H. Gessner
[{(C7H7LiO)6(thf)2(μ-diglyme-κO,κ'O)}Li2O]: a μ6-O2- Ion Encapsulating Aryllithium Compound
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem2007, 633, 2285-2287. (PDF link)


D. A. Burgard, G. A. Bishop, D. H. Stedman, V. H. Gessner, C. Daeschlein
Remote Sensing of In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks 
Environ. Sci. Technol200640, 6938-6942. (PDF link)