Research Interests

  • Functionalized organometallics
  • Organometallic methodology
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Synthesis of new materials

Short CV

  • Studied chemistry at Strasbourg/France
  • 1982 PhD, ETH Zürich/Switzerland
  • 1983 Habilitation, Paris/France
  • 1982-1986 researcher at the CNRS, Paris/France
  • 1986-1987 Postdoctoral research at Princeton University, New Jersey/USA
  • 1988-1992 Assistant Professor, later Full Professor, Michigan/USA
  • 1992-1999 Professor (C4), Marburg
  • Since 1999 Professor of Organic Chemistry (C4), LMU Munich

Key publications

  • Bluemke, Tobias; Chen, Yi-Hung; Peng, Zhihua; Knochel, Paul. Preparation of functionalized organoaluminiums by direct insertion of aluminium to unsaturated halides. Nature Chemistry,2010,2(4), 313-318
  • Thaler, Tobias; Haag, Benjamin; Gavryushin, Andrei; Schober, Katrin; Hartmann, Evelyn; Gschwind, Ruth M.; Zipse, Hendrik; Mayer, Peter; Knochel, Paul. Highly diastereoselective Csp3–Csp2 Negishi cross-coupling with 1,2-, 1,3- and 1,4-substituted cycloalkylzinc compounds. Nature Chemistry, 2010, 125-130
  • Jaric, Milica; Haag, Benjamin A.; Unsinn, Andreas; Karaghiosoff, Konstantin; Knochel, Paul. Highly Selective Metalations of Pyridines and Related Heterocycles Using New Frustrated Lewis Pairs or tmp-Zinc and tmp-Magnesium Bases with BF3⋅OEt2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 5451–5455.