For individual publications of participating researchers see their hompages (under PIs).


J. B. Jakobsen, M. H. Rønne, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Are Amines the Holy Grail for Facilitating CO2 Reduction? Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202014255

X. Jia, S. Kramer, T. Skrydstrup, Z. Lian. Design and Applications of a SO2 Surrogate in Palladium‐Catalyzed Direct Aminosulfonylation between Aryl Iodides and Amines. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202014111

S. S. Pedersen, A.S. Donslund, J. H. Mikkelsen, O.S. Bakholm, F. Papp, K. B. Jensen, M. B. F. Gustafsson, T. Skrydstrup. A Nickel(II)‐Mediated Thiocarbonylation Strategy for Carbon Isotope Labeling of Aliphatic Carboxamides. Chem. Eur. J. 2021. DOI:10.1002/chem.202005261

L. Pavlovic, M. Pettersen, A. Gevorgyan, J. Vaitla, A. Bayer, K. H. Hopmann. Computational and Experimental Insights into Asymmetric Rh‐Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation with CO2Eur. J. Org. Chem. 20212021, 663. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202001469


X. Y. Chen, M. S. G. Ahlquist. Deconstructing the Enhancing Effect on CO2 Activation in the Electric Double Layer with EVB Dynamic Reaction Modeling. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020124 (41), 22479-22487. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c05974

X. Y. Chen, X.-M. Hu, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Understanding the Enhanced Catalytic CO2 Reduction upon Adhering Cobalt Porphyrin to Carbon Nanotubes and the Inverse Loading Effect. Organometallics 2020, 39(9), 1634–1641. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00726

K. Domino, M. B. Johansen, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Stoichiometric Studies on the Carbonylative Trifluoromethylation of Aryl Pd(II) Complexes using TMSCF3 as the Trifluoromethyl Source. Organometallics 2020, 39(5), 688–697. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00849

D. Garcia-Lopez, L. Pavlovic, K. H. Hopmann. To Bind or Not to Bind: Mechanistic Insights into C-CO2 Bond Formation with Late Transition Metals. Organometallics 2020, 39(8), 1339–1347. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00090

A. Ismael, A. Gevorgyan, A. Bayer. Renewable Solvents for Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylation Reactions. Org. Proc. Res. Dev. 202024(11), 2665-2675. DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.0c00325

W. Nie, Y. F. Shao, M. S. G. Ahlquist, H. Z. Yu, Y. Fu. Mechanistic study on the regioselective Ni-catalyzed dicarboxylation of 1,3-dienes with CO2. Org. Chem. Front. 20207,  4080-4088. DOI: 10.1039/D0QO01173H

A. K. Ravn, M. B. Johansen, T. Skrydstrup. Controlled Release of Reactive Gases: A Tale of Taming Carbon Monoxide. ChemPlusChem 202085, 1529. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202000319

X. Li, J. Xu, Y. Li, S. Kramer, T. Skrydstrup, Z. Lian. Silylcarboxylic Acids as Bifunctional Reagents: Application in Palladium-Catalyzed External-CO-Free Carbonylative Cross-Coupling Reactions. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020362, 4078. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202000586

R. J. Somerville, C. Odena, M. F. Obst, N. Hazari, K. H. Hopmann, R. Martín. Ni(I)-Alkyl Complexes Bearing Phenanthroline Ligands: Experimental Evidence for CO2 Insertion at Ni(I) Centers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142(25), 10936–10941. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c04695

E. S. Gutterød, S. H. Pulumati, G. Kaur, A. Lazzarini, B. G. Solemsli, A. E. Gunnæs, C. Ahoba-Sam, M. E. Kalyva, J. A. Sannes, S. Svelle, E. Skúlason, A. Nova, U. Olsbye. Influence of Defects and H2O on the Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol over Pt Nanoparticles in UiO-67 Metal–Organic Framework. American Chemical Society. 2020. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c07153

S. K. Pedersen, H. G. Gudmundsson, D. U. Nielsen, B. S. Donslund, H. Christian D. Hammershøj, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Main element chemistry enables gas-cylinder-free hydroformylations. Nature Catalysis. 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41929-020-00510-z

J. A. De Gracia Triviño, M. S. G. Ahquist. Oxide Relay: An Efficient Mechanism for Catalytic Water Oxidation at Hydrophobic Electrode Surfaces. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02009

E. Tayyebi, J. Hussain, E. Skúlason. Why do RuO2 electrodes catalyze electrochemical CO2 reduction to methanol rather than methane or perhaps neither of those? Chem. Sci2020. DOI: 10.1039/D0SC01882A

M. B. Johansen, O. R. Gedde, T. S. Mayer, T. Skrydstrup. Access to Aryl and Heteroaryl Trifluoromethyl Ketones from Aryl Bromides and Fluorosulfates with Stoichiometric CO. Org. Lett. 2020. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01117.

N. Queyriaux, K. Abel, J. Fize, J. Pécaut, M. Orio, L. Hammarström. From non-innocent to guilty: on the role of redox-active ligand in the electro-assisted reduction of CO2 mediated by a cobalt(II)-polypyridyl complex. Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2020. DOI: 10.1039/D0SE00570C.

A. Ismael, T. Skrystrup, A. Bayer. Carbonylative Suzuki-Miyaura couplings of sterically hindered aryl halides: Synthesis of 2-aroylbenzoate derivativesOrg. Bioorg. Chem. 202018, 1754-1759. doi: 10.1039/D0OB00044B.

A. Gevorgyan, H. K. Hopmann, A. Bayer. Formal C-H carboxylation of unactivated arenes with carbon dioxide. Chem. Eur. J. 2020. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202000515.

A. Gevorgyan, H. K. Hopmann, A. Bayer. Exploration of New Biomass-Derived Solvents: Application to Carboxylation Reactions. Chem. Sus. Chem. 2020. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201903224.

M. Obst, A. Gevorgyan, A. Bayer, H. K. Hopmann. Mechanistic insights into copper-catalysed carboxylations. Organometallics 2020DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00710.

M.R. Madsen, J. B. Jakobsen, M. H. Rønne, H. Liang, H. C. D. Hammershøj, P. Nørby, S. U. Pedersen, T. Skrydstrup, K. Daasbjerg. Evaluation of the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide using Rhenium and Ruthenium Bipyridine Catalysts Bearing Pendant Amines in the Secondary Coordination Sphere. Organometallics 2020. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00815

E. S. Gutterød, A. Lazzarini, T. Fjermestad, G. Kaur, M. Manzoli, S. Bordiga, S. Svelle, K. P. Lillerud, E. Skúlason, S. Øien-Ødegaard, A. Nova, U. Olsbye. Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol by Pt Nanoparticles Encapsulated in UiO-67: Deciphering the Role of the Metal–Organic Framework. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142(2), 999-1009. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b10873

L. A. Suàrez, U. Jayarathne, D. Balcells, W. Bernskoetter, N. Hazari, M. Jaraiz, A. Nova. Rational Design of Co-Catalysts for the Deaminative Hydrogenation of Amides. Chem. Sci. 2020. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC03812D

M. Rønne, D. Cho, M. Madsen, J. Jakobsen, E. Escoudé, S. Eom, H. C. Hammershøj, D. U. Nielsen, S. U. Pedersen, M.-H. Baik, T. Skrydstrup, K. Daasbjerg. Ligand Controlled Product Selectivity in the Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction Using Manganese Bipyridine Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142(9), 4265-4275. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b11806

A. S. Donslund, S. S. Pedersen, C. Gaardbo, K. T. Neumann, L. Kingston, C. S. Elmore, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Direct Access to Isotopically Labeled Aliphatic Ketones Mediated by Nickel(I) Activation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201916391


Annual Report for 2019:

T. Leischner, Ll. Artús Suàrez, A. Spannenberg, K. Junge, A. Nova, M. Beller. Highly selective hydrogenation of amides catalysed by a molybdenum pincer complex: scope and mechanism. Chem. Sci. 201910, 10566-10576. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC03453F

A. Gevorgyan, M. F. Obst,  Y. Guttormsen, F. Maseras, K. H. Hopmann, A. Bayer. Caesium fluoride-mediated hydrocarboxylation of alkenes and allenes: scope and mechanistic insights. Chem. Sci2019, 10, 10072-10078. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC02467K

J. K. Mannisto, A. Sahari, K. Lagerblom, T. Niemi, M. Nieger, G. Sztanó, T. Repo. One-Step Synthesis of 3,4-Disubstituted 2-Oxazolidinones by Base-Catalyzed CO2 Fixation and Aza-Michael Addition.Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 10284. doi: 10.1002/chem.201902451

A. S. Donslund, K. T. Neumann, N. P. Corneliussen, E. K. Grove, D. Herbstritt, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Access to β‐Ketonitriles through Nickel‐Catalyzed Carbonylative Coupling of α‐Bromonitriles with Alkylzinc Reagents. Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 9856. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902206

S. Carrasco, A. Sanz-Marco, B. Martín-Matute. Fast and Robust Synthesis of Metalated PCN-222 and Their Catalytic Performance in Cycloaddition Reactions with CO2Organometallics 201938(18), 3429-3435. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00273

H. P. Collin, W. J. Reis, D. U. Nielsen, A. T. Lindhardt, M. S. Valle, R. P. Freitas, T. Skrydstrup. COtab: Expedient and Safe Setup for Pd-Catalyzed Carbonylation Chemistry. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 5775–5778, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01423

A. K. Ravn, M. B. T. Vilstrup, P. Noerby, D. U. Nielsen, K. Daasbjerg, T. Skrydstrup. Carbon Isotope Labeling Strategy for β-Amino Acid Derivatives via Carbonylation of Azanickellacycles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11821–11826, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05934

Z. Xin, T. Skrydstrup. Liquid Marbles: A Promising and Versatile Platform for Miniaturized Chemical Reactions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11952–11954, doi: 10.1002/anie.201905204

N. Queyriaux, W. B. Swords, H. Agarwala, B. A. Johnson, S. Ott, L. Hammarström. Mechanistic insights on the non-innocent role of electron donors: reversible photocapture of CO2 by RuII-polypyridyl complexes. Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 16894-16898. DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03461G

V. Pascanu, G. González Miera, A. K. Inge, B. Martín-Matute. Metal-Organic Frameworks as Catalysts for Organic Synthesis: A Critical Perspective. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 7223-7234. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00733

J. Vaitla, A. Bayer. Sulfoxonium Ylide Derived Metal Carbenoids in Organic Synthesis. Synthesis 2019, 51(03), 612-628. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610328

J. Vaitla, A. Bayer, K. H. Hopmann. Vinyl Sulfoxonium Ylide: A New Vinyl Carbenoid Transfer Reagent for the Synthesis of Heterocycles. Synlett 2019, 30(12), 1377-1383. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611771


Annual report:

R. Marcos, F. Bertini, Z. Rinkevicius, M. Peruzzini, L. Gonsalvi, M. Ahlquist. Mechanistic Studies on NaHCO3 Hydrogenation and HCOOH Dehydrogenation Reactions Catalysed by a FeII Linear Tetraphosphine Complex. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 5366. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201704927

X-M. Hu, H. H. Hval, E. T. Bjerglund, K. J. Dalgaard,  M. R. Madsen, M.-M. Pohl, E. Welter, P. Lamagni, K. B. Buhl, M. Bremholm, M. Beller, S. U. Pedersen, T. Skrydstrup, K. Daasbjerg. Selective CO2 reduction to CO in water using
earth-abundant metal and nitrogen-doped carbon
electrocatalysts. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 6255. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b01022

J. Huang, M. Gatty, B. Xu, P. B. Pati, A. Etman, L. Tian, J. Sun, L. Hammarström, H. Tian. Covalently linking CuInS2 quantum dots with a Re catalyst by click reaction for photocatalytic CO2 reduction. Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 10775. DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01631C

B. A. Johnson, A. Bhunia, H. Fei, S. M. Cohen, S. Ott. Development of a UiO-type thin film electrocatalysis
platform with redox-active linkers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 2985. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13077

T. Niemi, I. Fernández, B. Steadman, J. K. Mannisto, T. Repo. Carbon dioxide-based facile synthesis of cyclic
carbamates from amino alcohols. Chem. Comm. 2018, 54, 3166. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00636A

L. A. Suàrez, Z. Culakova, D. Balcells, W. H. Bernskoetter, O. Eisenstein, K. I. Goldberg, N. Hazari, M. Tilset, A. Nova. The key role of the hemiaminal intermediate in
the cron-Catalyzed deaminative hydrogenation
of Amides. ACS Catal. 2018, 8751. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02184

J. Vaitla, A. Bayer, K. H. Hopmann. Iron-Catalyzed Carbenoid-Transfer Reactions of Vinyl Sulfoxonium Ylides: An Experimental and Computational Study. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57(49), 16180-16184. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810451

L. Pavlovic, J. Vaitla, A. Bayer, K. H. Hopmann. Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation: Mechanistic Analysis Reveals Unusual Transition State for Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation. Organometallics 201837(6), 941-948. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00899

M. F. Obst, L. Pavlovic, K. H. Hopmann. Carbon-carbon bonds with CO2: Insights from computational studies. J. Organomet. Chem. 2018864, 115-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2018.02.020


M. Abdellah, A. M. El-Zohry, L. J. Antila, C. D. Windle, E. Reisner, L. Hammarström. Time-Resolved IR spectroscopy reveals a mechanism  with TiO2 as a reversible electron acceptor
in a TiO2-Re catalyst CO2 photoreduction system. J. Am.
Chem.Soc. 2017, 139, 1226. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11308

J. Vaitla, Y. Guttormsen, J. K. Mannisto, A. Nova, T. Repo, A. Bayer, Annette, K. H. Hopmann. Enantioselective incorporation of CO2: status and potential. ACS Catalysis 2017, 7(10), 7231- 7244. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02306