Dr. Stephan Enthaler

Dr. Stefan Enthaler has accepted an appointment to a guest professorship at the University of Hamburg (UHH). Stefan Enthaler was a junior research group leader in the Research Fields A4 and D3 in UniCat from 2009 until September 2015. Since 1 October 2016, he has been teaching at the Institute of Inorganic and Applied Chemistry of UHH.
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Prof. Dr. Stefan Enthaler.

Research interests

Homogeneous catalysis, organic chemistry, mechanistic studies, organometallic chemistry

Research Fields in UniCat

2012-2015: Research Field D3
2009-2011: A4

Selection of research projects

  • Development of homogeneous zinc and iron catalyts for deoxygenation, reduction, oxidation, and dehydration reactions
  • Application of well-defined nickel and iron precatalysts for C-C bond formations
  • Application of homogeneous zinc and iron catalyts for depolymerization processes
  • Activation of small molecules and transformation to valuable products

UniCat publications

2028 Local Platinum Environments in a Solid Analogue of the Molecular Periana Catalyst M. Soorholtz, L. C. Jones, D. Samuelis, C. Weidenthaler, R. J. White, M. M. Titirici, D. A. Cullen, T. Zimmermann, M. Antonietti, J. Maier, R. Palkovits, B. F. Chmelka, F. Schüth ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 2332–2340, 10.1021/acscatal.5b02305

1723 Synthesis of Mixed Silylene-Carbene Chelate Ligands from N-Heterocyclic Silylcarbenes Mediated by Nickel G. Tan, S. Enthaler, S. Inoue, B. Blom, M. Driess Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54, 2214–2218, 10.1002/anie.201409739

1590 Exploring the Reactivity of Nickel Pincer Complexes in the Decomposition of Formic Acid to CO /H and the Hydrogenation of NaHCO to HCOONa S. Enthaler, A. Brück, A. Kammer, H. Junge, E. Irran, S. Gülak ChemCatChem 2015, 7, 65–69, 10.1002/cctc.201402716

1589 Synthesis, characterization and application of iron N-substituted imidazole complexes with the motif ClFeL4OFeCl3 P. Döhlert, E. Irran, R. Kretschmer, S. Enthaler Inorganic Chemistry Communications Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2015, 51, 4–8, 10.1016/j.inoche.2014.10.038

1588 Synthesis, characterization and application of nickel(II) complexes modified with N,N′,N″-pincer ligands F. Czerny, P. Döhlert, M. Weidauer, E. Irran, S. Enthaler Inorganica Chimica Acta Inorganica Chimica Acta 2015, 425, 118–123, 10.1016/j.ica.2014.10.003

1585 Recycling Concept for End-of-Life Silicones: Boron Trifluoride Diethyl Etherate as Depolymerization Reagent to Produce Difluorodimethylsilane as Useful Commodity P. Döhlert, J. Pfrommer, S. Enthaler ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014, 3, 163–169, 10.1021/sc500666d

1584 Zinc-Catalyzed Depolymerization of End-of-Life Polysiloxanes S. Enthaler Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 53, 2716–2721, 10.1002/anie.201309299

1583 Low-Temperature Depolymerization of Polysiloxanes with Iron Catalysis S. Enthaler, R. Kretschmer ChemSusChem 2014, 7, 2030–2036, 10.1002/cssc.201301386

1580 Iron-catalyzed depolymerization of polysiloxanes to produce dichlorodimethylsilane, diacetoxydimethylsilane, or dimethoxydimethylsilane S. Enthaler Journal of Applied Polymer Science Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2015, 132, 10.1002/app.41287

1578 Zinc-Catalyzed Depolymerization of Polyethers to Produce Valuable Building Blocks S. Enthaler Catalysis Letters 2014, 144, 850–859, 10.1007/s10562-014-1214-8

1577 Synthesis of Ni(II) complexes with unsymmetric [O,N,O′]-pincer ligands and their use as precatalysts in carbon–carbon bond formations to access diarylmethanes C. I. Someya, E. Irran, S. Enthaler Inorganica Chimica Acta Inorganica Chimica Acta 2014, 421, 136–144, 10.1016/j.ica.2014.05.023

1576 Exploring the coordination chemistry of 2-picolinic acid to zinc and application of the complexes in catalytic oxidation chemistry S. Enthaler, X. F. Wu, M. Weidauer, E. Irran, P. Döhlert Inorganic Chemistry Communications Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2014, 46, 320–323, 10.1016/j.inoche.2014.06.020

1575 Exploring the coordination chemistry of O,N,O′-ligands modified by 2-thienyl-substituents to nickel C. I. Someya, S. Inoue, E. Irran, S. Enthaler Inorganic Chemistry Communications Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2014, 44, 114–118, 10.1016/j.inoche.2014.03.014

1574 Zinc(II)-triflate as catalyst precursor for ring-closing depolymerization of end-of-life polytetrahydrofuran to produce tetrahydrofuran S. Enthaler Journal of Applied Polymer Science Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2014, 131, 10.1002/app.39791

1384 Bis- -Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Stabilized η -Arene Iron(0) Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, Reactivity, and Catalytic Activity B. Blom, G. Tan, S. Enthaler, S. Inoue, J. D. Epping, M. Driess Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 18108–18120, 10.1021/ja410234x

1266 Iron complexes as substitutes for toxic metals in asymmetric catalysis S. Enthaler Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, Vol. 6, Part 3: Homogeneous Catalysis and Green Chemistry Jan Reedijk and Kenneth Poeppelmeier Elsevier 2013,

1265 Exploring the reactivity of nickel complexes in hydrodecyanation reactions S. Enthaler, M. Weidauer, E. Irran, J. D. Epping, R. Kretschmer, C. I. Someya Journal of Organometallic Chemistry Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2013, 745, 262–274, 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.07.068

1264 Exploring the coordination chemistry of 1-benzoyl-4,5-dihydro-3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-5-ol to copper C. I. Someya, S. Inoue, S. Enthaler Inorganic Chemistry Communications Inorganic Chemistry Communications 2013, 38, 131–134, 10.1016/j.inoche.2013.10.016

1263 Exploring the reactivity of dimethylzinc with fluorine substituted 1-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-5-ols M. Weidauer, E. Irran, S. Enthaler Journal of Fluorine Chemistry Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 2014, 157, 12–18, 10.1016/j.jfluchem.2013.10.015

1105 Iron-Catalyzed Ring-Closing Depolymerization of Poly(tetrahydrofuran) S. Enthaler, A. Trautner ChemSusChem 2013, 6, 1334–1336, 10.1002/cssc.201300380

1104 Dual functionality of formamidine polymers, as ligands and as bases, in ruthenium-catalysed hydrogen evolution from formic acid S. Enthaler, H. Junge, A. Fischer, A. Kammer, S. Krackl, J. D. Epping Polymer Chemistry Polymer Chemistry 2013, 4, 2741– 10.1039/C3PY00120B

1103 Nickel-catalyzed hydrodehalogenation of aryl halides M. Weidauer, E. Irran, C. I. Someya, M. Haberberger, S. Enthaler Journal of Organometallic Chemistry Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2013, 729, 53–59, 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.01.014

1102 Nickel-catalyzed Hydrodecyanation of Carbon-Cyano Bonds M. Weidauer, C. I. Someya, E. Irran, S. Enthaler Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry 2013, 2, 150–156, 10.1002/ajoc.201200185

1101 Nickel-catalyzed C(sp2)–C(sp2) Cross Coupling Reactions of Sulfur-Functionalities and Grignard Reagents C. I. Someya, M. Weidauer, S. Enthaler Catalysis Letters 2013, 143, 424–431, 10.1007/s10562-013-0979-5

1100 Application of a Bis(silylene) Nickel Complex as Precatalyst in C–C Bond Formation Reactions C. I. Someya, M. Haberberger, W. Wang, S. Enthaler, S. Inoue Chemistry Letters Chemistry Letters 2013, 42, 286–288, 10.1246/cl.2013.286

1099 Application of fatty acid chlorides in the iron-catalyzed depolymerization of polyethers S. Enthaler European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 2013, 115, 239–245, 10.1002/ejlt.201200301

903 Rise of the Zinc Age in Homogeneous Catalysis? S. Enthaler ACS Catalysis ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 150–158, 10.1021/cs300685q

902 Nickel Complexes Modified by O,N,O’-Ligands as Synthons for the Straightforward Synthesis of Highly Efficient Precatalysts for CC Bond Formation C. I. Someya, E. Irran, S. Enthaler Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry 2012, 1, 322–326, 10.1002/ajoc.201200089

901 Straightforward Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of Vinylboronates by the Hydroboration of Alkynes M. Haberberger, S. Enthaler Chemistry - An Asian Journal 2013, 8, 50–54, 10.1002/asia.201200931

860 Reductive Cleavage of Amides to Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by Well-Defined Bimetallic Molybdenum Complexes S. Krackl, C. I. Someya, S. Enthaler Chemistry - A European Journal 2012, 18, 15267–15271, 10.1002/chem.201202857

859 Zinc-Catalyzed Deoxygenation of Sulfoxides to Sulfides Applying [B(Pin)]2 as Deoxygenation Reagents S. Enthaler Catalysis Letters 2012, 142, 1306–1311, 10.1007/s10562-012-0897-y

858 Bis(silylenyl)- and Bis(germylenyl)-Substituted Ferrocenes: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Applications of Bidentate Silicon(II)-Cobalt Complexes W. Wang, S. Inoue, S. Enthaler, M. Driess Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 6167–6171, 10.1002/anie.201202175

857 Deoxygenation of Sulfoxides to Sulfides in the Presence of Zinc Catalysts and Boranes as Reducing Reagents S. Enthaler, S. Krackl, E. Irran, S. Inoue Catalysis Letters 2012, 142, 1003–1010, 10.1007/s10562-012-0862-9

856 Application of a Nickel-Bispidine Complex as Pre-Catalyst for C(sp 2)–C(sp 3) Bond Formations M. Haberberger, C. I. Someya, A. Company, E. Irran, S. Enthaler Catalysis Letters 2012, 142, 557–565, 10.1007/s10562-012-0806-4

838 Low-Temperature Iron-Catalyzed Depolymerization of Polyethers S. Enthaler, M. Weidauer ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 1195–1198, 10.1002/cssc.201200125

802 Application of Nickel Complexes Modified by Tridentate O,N,O′-Ligands as Precatalysts in Nickel-Catalyzed C(sp2)-C(sp3) Bond Formations C. I. Someya, S. Inoue, S. Krackl, E. Irran, S. Enthaler European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 2012, 1269–1277, 10.1002/ejic.201101253

801 The Rise of the Iron Age in Hydrogen Evolution? S. Enthaler, B. Loges ChemCatChem 2012, 4, 323–325, 10.1002/cctc.201100391

796 Iron-based pre-catalyst supported on polyformamidine for C–C bond formation S. Enthaler, S. Krackl, J. D. Epping, B. Eckhardt, S. M. Weidner, A. Fischer Polymer Chemistry Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 751– 10.1039/c2py00540a

795 Zinc-Catalyzed Depolymerization of Artificial Polyethers S. Enthaler, M. Weidauer Chemistry - A European Journal 2012, 18, 1910–1913, 10.1002/chem.201103677

794 Synthesis of δ- and ε-Cyanoesters by Zinc-Catalyzed Ring-Opening of Cyclic Ethers with Acid Chlorides and Subsequent Cyanation S. Enthaler, M. Weidauer Catalysis Letters 2011, 142, 168–175, 10.1007/s10562-011-0744-6

776 An Efficient Zinc-Catalyzed Dehydration of Primary Amides to Nitriles S. Enthaler, S. Inoue Chemistry - An Asian Journal 2012, 7, 169–175, 10.1002/asia.201100493

754 The Iron-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkynes-1,2-Dione Formation Versus Oxidative Cleavage-A Matter of Temperature S. Enthaler ChemCatChem 2011, 3, 1929–1934, 10.1002/cctc.201100206

689 Straightforward Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of Nitriles by Dehydration of Primary Amides S. Enthaler European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011, 10.1002/ejoc.201100754

688 Palladium-catalysed hydroxylation and alkoxylation S. Enthaler, A. Company Chemical Society Reviews 2011, 40, 4912– 10.1039/c1cs15085e

669 Hydrosilylation of Alkynes by Ni(CO)3-Stabilized Silicon(II) Hydride M. Stoelzel, C. Präsang, S. Inoue, S. Enthaler, M. Driess Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 399–403, 10.1002/anie.201105722

645 Straightforward Uranium-Catalyzed Dehydration of Primary Amides to Nitriles S. Enthaler Chemistry - A European Journal 2011, 17, 9316–9319, 10.1002/chem.201101478

644 Copper-Catalyzed Dehydration of Primary Amides to Nitriles S. Enthaler, M. Weidauer Catalysis Letters 2011, 141, 1079–1085, 10.1007/s10562-011-0660-9

627 Low‐Valent Molybdenum‐Based Dual Pre‐Catalysts for Highly Efficient Catalytic Epoxidation of Alkenes and Deoxygenation of Sulfoxides S. Krackl, A. Company, S. Enthaler, M. Driess ChemCatChem 2011, 3, 1186–1192, 10.1002/cctc.201100007

610 Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Application of Iron Complexes Modified by Monodentate Phosphane Ligands M. Haberberger, E. Irran, S. Enthaler European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 2011, 2797–2802, 10.1002/ejic.201100233

606 New Binding Modes of 1-Acetyl- and 1-Benzoyl-5-hydroxypyrazolines - Synthesis and Characterization of O,O′-Pyrazoline- and N,O-Pyrazoline-Zinc Complexes C. I. Someya, S. Inoue, E. Irran, S. Krackl, S. Enthaler European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 2011, 2691–2697, 10.1002/ejic.201100248

603 Highly Selective Iron-Catalyzed Synthesis of Alkenes by the Reduction of Alkynes S. Enthaler, M. Haberberger, E. Irran Chemistry - An Asian Journal Chemistry - An Asian Journal 2011, 6, 1613–1623, 10.1002/asia.201000941

595 Reduction of Sulfoxides to Sulfides in the Presence of Copper Catalysts S. Enthaler, M. Weidauer Catalysis Letters 2011, 141, 833–838, 10.1007/s10562-011-0590-6

519 Intermolecular Hydrogen-Fluorine Interaction in Dimolybdenum Triply Bonded Complexes Modified by Fluorinated Formamidine Ligands for the Construction of 2D- and 3D-Networks S. Krackl, S. Inoue, M. Driess, S. Enthaler European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 2011, 2103–2111, 10.1002/ejic.201001357

518 A Facile and Efficient Iron-Catalyzed Reduction of Sulfoxides to Sulfides S. Enthaler ChemCatChem 2011, 3, 666–670, 10.1002/cctc.201000400

517 A straightforward zinc-catalysed reduction of sulfoxides to sulfides S. Enthaler Catalysis Science & Technology Catal. Sci. Technol. 2011, 1, 104– 10.1039/C0CY00039F

416 High Efficiency in Catalytic Hydrosilylation of Ketones with Zinc-Based Precatalysts Featuring Hard and Soft Tridentate O,S,O-Ligands N. Marinos, S. Enthaler, M. Driess ChemCatChem ChemCatChem 2010, 2, 846–853, 10.1002/cctc.201000036

415 Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydrosilylation of Aromatic Olefins K. Junge, B. Wendt, S. Enthaler, M. Beller ChemCatChem ChemCatChem 2010, 2, 453–458, 10.1002/cctc.200900263

414 Iron-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Aromatic Olefins and 1,3-Dienes K. Schröder, S. Enthaler, B. Join, K. Junge, M. Beller Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2010, 352, 1771–1778, 10.1002/adsc.201000091

413 Practical One-Pot Synthesis of Secondary Amines by Zinc-Catalyzed Reductive Amination S. Enthaler Catalysis Letters 2010, 141, 55–61, 10.1007/s10562-010-0463-4

412 Synthesis of Secondary Amines by Iron-Catalyzed Reductive Amination S. Enthaler ChemCatChem ChemCatChem 2010, 2, 1411–1415, 10.1002/cctc.201000180

411 Ammonia: An Environmentally Friendly Nitrogen Source for Primary Aniline Synthesis S. Enthaler ChemSusChem ChemSusChem 2010, 3, 1024–1029, 10.1002/cssc.201000145

410 Facile and Efficient Reduction of Ketones in the Presence of Zinc Catalysts Modified by Phenol Ligands S. Enthaler, B. Eckhardt, S. Inoue, E. Irran, M. Driess Chemistry - An Asian Journal Chemistry - An Asian Journal 2010, 5, 2027–2035, 10.1002/asia.201000317

409 Formamidines - Versatile Ligands for Zinc-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation and Iron-Catalyzed Epoxidation Reactions S. Enthaler, K. Schröder, S. Inoue, B. Eckhardt, K. Junge, M. Beller, M. Drieß European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 2010, 4893–4901, 10.1002/ejoc.201000648

408 Carbon dioxide and formic acid—the couple for environmental-friendly hydrogen storage? S. Enthaler, J. von Langermann, T. Schmidt Energy & Environmental Science Energy & Environmental Science 2010, 3, 1207– 10.1039/b907569k

Dr. Stephan Enthaler

Stephan Enthaler
Former address:
Technische Universität Berlin
Inst. f. Chemie; Cluster of Excellence UniCat; Sekr. C2
Straße des 17. Juni 135
Berlin , 10623
Tel:
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