Publications 2020

Nature Chem.


M.-A. Légaré, G. Bélanger-Chabot, M. Rang, R. D. Dewhurst, I. Krummenacher, R. Bertermann, H. Braunschweig 

One-pot, room-temperature conversion of dinitrogen to ammonium chloride at a main-group element
Nature Chem. 202012, 1076–1080. [pdf]


Highlighted in:

"Mit Bor und Bier Stickstoff reduziert", ChemieXtra 2021, 1-2, 12-13. [link]

"Boron: the first p-block element to fix inert N2 all the way to NH3", M G. Walawalkar Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 460-465. [pdf]


Angew. Chem.


C. Saalfrank, F. Fantuzzi, T. Kupfer, B. Ritschel, K. Hammond, I. Krummenacher, R. Bertermann, R. Wirthensohn, M. Finze, P. Schmid, V. Engel, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig

cAAC-Stabilized 9,10-diboraanthracenes – Acenes with Open-Shell Singlet Biradical Ground States (VIP)

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 19502–19507; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 19338–19343. [pdf]



S. Nees, T. Kupfer, A. Hofmann, H. Braunschweig

Planar Cyclopenten-4-yl Cations – Highly Delocalized π Aromatics Stabilized by Hyperconjugation

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 18971–18978; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 18809–18815. [pdf]



A. Hermann, F. Fantuzzi, M. Arrowsmith, T. Zorn, I. Krummenacher, B. Ritschel, K. Radacki, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Oxidation, Coordination and Nickel-Mediated Deconstruction of a Highly Electron-Rich Diboron Analogue of 1,3,5-Hexatriene

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 15847–15855; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 15717–15725. [pdf]



T. Thiess, G. Bélanger-Chabot, F. Fantuzzi, M. Michel, M. Ernst, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Diborane(4) Azides: Surprisingly Stable Sources of Transient Iminoboranes

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 15608–15614; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 15480–15486. [pdf]



V. Paprocki, P. Hrobárik, K. L. M. Harriman, M. S. Luff, T. Kupfer, M. Kaupp, M. Murugesu, H. Braunschweig 

Stable Actinide π Complexes of a Neutral 1,4-Diborabenzene

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 13209–13216; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 13109–13115. [pdf]



Z. Huang, S. Wang, R. D. Dewhurst, N. V. Ignat'ev, M. Finze, H. Braunschweig 

Boron: Its Role in Energy-Related Processes and Applications

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 8882–8900; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 8800–8816. [pdf]



J. H. Müssig, P. Lisinetskaya, R. D. Dewhurst, R. Bertermann, M. Thaler, R. Mitrić, H. Braunschweig 

Tetraiododiborane(4) (B2I4) is an Polymer based on sp3 Boron in the Solid State

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 5574–5579; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 5531–5535. [pdf]



U. Schmidt, L. Werner, M. Arrowsmith, A. Deißenberger, A. Hermann, A. Hofmann, S. Ullrich, J. D. Mattock, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Trans-selective Insertional Dihydroboration of a cis-Diborene: Synthesis of Linear sp3-sp2-sp3-Triboranes and Subsequent Cationization

Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 333–337; [pdf] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 325–329. [pdf]

J. Am. Chem. Soc.


Y.-M. Tian, X.-N. Guo, I. Krummenacher, Z. Wu, J. Nitsch, H. Braunschweig, U. Radius, T. B. Marder

Visible-Light-Induced Ni-Catalyzed Radical Borylation of Chloroarenes
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 18231–18242. [pdf]



Y.-M. Tian, X.-N. Guo, Z. Wu, A. Friedrich, S. A. Westcott, H. Braunschweig, U. Radius, T. B. Marder

Ni-Catalyzed Traceless, Directed C3-Selective C-H Borylation of Indoles
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 13136–13144. [pdf]



A. Hermann, M. Arrowsmith, D. E. Trujillo-Gonzalez, J. O. C. Jiménez-Halla, A. Vargas, H. Braunschweig 

Trapping of a Borirane Intermediate in the Reductive Coupling of an Arylborane to a Diborene

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 5562–5567. [pdf]



D. Prieschl, G. Bélanger-Chabot, X. Guo, M. Dietz, M. Müller, I. Krummenacher, Z. Lin, H. Braunschweig 

Synthesis of Complex Boron-Nitrogen Heterocycles Comprising Borylated Triazenes and Tetrazenes Under Mild Conditions

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1065–1076. [pdf]

Chem. Sci.


C. Pranckevicius, M. Weber, I. Krummenacher, A. K. Phukan, H. Braunschweig

Phosphinoborylenes as stable sources of fleeting borylenes

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 11055–11059. [pdf]



M. W. Kuntze-Fechner, H. Verplancke, L. Tendera, M. Diefenbach, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, T. B. Marder, M. C. Holthausen, U. Radius

Coligand role in the NHC nickel catalyzed C–F bond activation: investigations on the insertion of bis(NHC) nickel into the C–F bond of hexafluorobenzene

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 11009–11023. [pdf]



M. Heß, T. E. Stennett, F. Fantuzzi, R. Bertermann, M. Schock, M. Schäfer, T. Thiess, H. Braunschweig 

Diverse ring-opening reactions of rhodium η4-azaborete complexes

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 9134–9140. [pdf]



R. Drescher, S. Lin, A. Hofmann, C. Lenczyk, S. Kachel, I. Krummenacher, Z. Lin, H. Braunschweig 

Ring expansion of alumoles with organic azides: selective formation of six-membered aluminum-nitrogen heterocycles

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 5559–5564. [pdf]



T. E. Stennett, A. Jayaraman, T. Brückner, L. Schneider, H. Braunschweig 

Hydrophosphination of boron-boron multiple bonds

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 1335–1341. [pdf]



S. Hagspiel, M. Arrowsmith, F. Fantuzzi, A. Hermann, V. Paprocki, R. Drescher, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig 

Reduction of a dihydroboryl cation to a boryl anion and its air-stable, neutral hydroboryl radical through hydrogen shuttling

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 551–555. [pdf]

Chem. Eur. J.


A. Rempel, S. K. Mellerup, F. Fantuzzi, A. Herzog, A. Deißenberger, R. Bertermann, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig

Functionalization of N2 via Formal 1,3-Haloboration of a Tungsten(0) σ-Dinitrogen Complex
Chem. Eur. J. 202026, 16019–16027. [pdf]



F. Rauch, P. Endres, A. Friedrich, D. Sieh, M. Hähnel, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Finze, L. Ji, T. B. Marder 

An Iterative Divergent Approach to Conjugated Starburst Borane Dendrimers
Chem. Eur. J. 202026, 12951–12963. [pdf]



F. Rauch, S. Fuchs, A. Friedrich, D. Sieh, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Finze, T. B. Marder 

Highly Stable, Readily Reducible, Fluorescent, Trifluoromethylated 9-Borafluorenes (VIP)
Chem. Eur. J. 202026, 12794–12808. [pdf]



J. Merz, L. Dietrich, J. Nitsch, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Moos, D. Mims, C. Lambert, T. B. Marder 

Synthesis, Photophysical and Electronic Properties of Mono-, Di-, Tri- and Tetra-Amino-Substituted Ortho-Perylenes, and Comparison to the Tetra-Substituted Derivative
Chem. Eur. J. 202026, 12050–12059. [pdf]



F. Rauch, J. Krebs, J. Günther, A. Friedrich, M. Hähnel, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Finze, T. B. Marder 

Electronically-Driven Regioselective Iridium-Catalyzed C-H Borylation of Donor- π-Acceptor Chromophores Containing Triarylboron Acceptors
Chem. Eur. J. 202026,, 10626–10633. [pdf]



C. Brunecker, J. H. Müssig, M. Arrowsmith, F. Fantuzzi, A. Stoy, J. Böhnke, A. Hofmann, R. Bertermann, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig 

Boranediyl‐ and Diborane(4)‐1,2‐diyl‐Bridged Platinum A‐Frame Complexes

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 8518–8523. [pdf]



T. Thiess, M. Ernst, T. Kupfer, H. Braunschweig 

Facile Access to Substituted 1,4-Diaza-2,3-Diborinines

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 2967–2972. [pdf]



J. T. Goettel, H. Gao, S. Dotzauer, H. Braunschweig 

MeCAAC=N: A Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbene Imino Ligand

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 1136–1143. [pdf]



J. Merz, M. Dietz, Y. Vonhausen, F. Wöber, A. Friedrich, D. Sieh, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Moos, M. Holzapfel, C. Lambert, T. B. Marder 

Synthesis, Photophysical and Electronic Properties of New Red-to-NIR Emitting Donor-Acceptor Pyrene Derivatives

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 438–453. [pdf]

Chem. Commun.


U. Schmidt, F. Fantuzzi, M. Arrowmsith, A. Hermann, D. Prieschl, A. Rempel, B. Engels, H. Braunschweig

Tuneable reduction of cymantrenylboranes to diborenes or borylene-derived boratafulvenes

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56,  14809–14812. [pdf]



S. Liu, M.-A. Légaré, T. Dellermann, A. Hofmann, H. Braunschweig 

Transition-metal-carbene-like intermolecular insertion of a borylene into C-H bonds

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56,  7277–7280. [pdf]



D. Prieschl, M. Arrowsmith, M. Dietz, A. Rempel, M. Müller, H. Braunschweig 

Synthesis of polyheterocyclic 1,1-diboryltriazenes by γ-nitrogen insertion of azides into activated B-B single bonds

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56,  5681–5684. [pdf]

Commun. Chem.


R. D. Dewhurst, M.-A. Légaré, H. Braunschweig

Towards the catalytic activation of inert small molecules by main-group ambiphiles
Commun. Chem. 20203, Article number: 131. [pdf]

Inorg. Chem.


S. Liu, M.-A. Légaré, J. Seufert, D. Prieschl, A. Rempel, L. Englert, T. Dellermann, V. Paprocki, A. Stoy, H. Braunschweig

2,2'-Bipyridyl as a Redox-Active Borylene Abstraction Agent
Inorg. Chem. 202059, 10866–10873. [pdf]

Dalton Trans.


B. Macha, D. Dhara, K. Radacki, R. D. Dewhurst, H. Braunschweig

Intermetallic transfer of unsymmetrical borylene fragments: isolation of the second early-transition-metal terminal borylene complex and other rare species
Dalton Trans. 202049, 17719–17724. [pdf]

Adv. Funct. Mater.


A. Narsaria, F. Rauch, J. Krebs, P. Endres, A. Friedrich, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, M. Finze, J. Nitsch, F. M. Bickelhaupt, T. B. Marder 

Computationally Guided Molecular Design to Minimize the LE/CT Gap in D-π-A Fluorinated Triarylboranes for Efficient TADF via D and  π-Bridge Tuning
Adv. Funct. Mater. 202030, 2002064. [pdf]

J. Catal.


Z.-F. Jiao, Y.-M. Tian, B. Zhang, C.-H. Hao, Y. Qiao, Y.-X. Wang, Y. Qin, U. Radius, H. Braunschweig, T. B. Marder, X.-N. Guo, X.-Y. Guo 

High photocatalytic activity of a NiO nanodot-decorated Pd/SiC Catalyst for the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of aryl bromides and chlorides in air under visible light

J. Catal. 2020, 389, 517–524. [link]

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.


G. Horrer, M. J. Krahfuß, K. Lubitz, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, U. Radius 

N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbene Complexes of Titanium(IV) and Titanium(III)

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2020,  281–291. [pdf]

Chem. Asian J.


W. C. Ewing, T. Dellermann, Y. T. A. Wong, J. D. Mattock, A. Vargas, D. L. Bryce, R. D. Dewhurst, H. Braunschweig 

π-Complexes of Diborynes and Main Group Atoms

Chem. Asian J. 2020, 15,  1553–1557. [pdf]

Chemie in unserer Zeit


M. Rang, H. Braunschweig 

Die Verkettung zweier Stickstoffmoleküle

Chem. Unserer Zeit 2020, 54,  8–9. [pdf]

Book contributions


I. Krummenacher, J. K. Schuster, H. Braunschweig 

Synthesis and Reactivity of Bora- and Boratabenzenes
Patai´'s Chemistry of Functional Groups 2019, Eds. I. Marek, M. Gandelman, DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.PAT0969. [link]