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34. Cobalt-Catalyzed C–H Cyanations: Insights into the Reaction Mechanism and the Role of London Dispersion

E. Detmar, V. Müller, D. Zell, L. Ackermann,* M. Breugst,* Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2018, accepted.
DOI (English Version):

33. Sperrige Substituenten – Zwischen Attraktion und Repulsion

J. König, M. Breugst,* Nachr. Chem., 2018, 66, 505–509.
DOI (Deutsche Version): 10.1002/nadc.20184073225

32. Regioselective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Diazoalkanes with Heteroatom-Substituted Alkynes: Theory and Experiment

M. Breugst,* R. Huisgen, H.-U. Reissig,* Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2018, 2477–2485.
DOI (English Version): 10.1002/ejoc.201800100
DOI (Cover): 10.1002/ejoc.201800739

invited contribution for the 20th Anniversary (Celebrating the Past, Present and Future)

highlighted in a ChemViews Magazine interview with the authors

31. Mechanisms in Iodine Catalysis

M. Breugst,* D. von der Heiden, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, in print.
DOI (English Version): 10.1002/chem.201706136

30. Activation of Michael Acceptors by Halogen-Bond Donors

D. von der Heiden, E. Detmar, R. Kuchta, M. Breugst,* Synlett, 2018, 1307–1313.
DOI (English Version): 10.1055/s-0036-1591841

invited contribution for the Special Section 9th EuCheMS Organic Division Young Investigator Workshop


29. The potential of pnicogen bonding for catalysis – A computational study

J. Schmauck, M. Breugst,* Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 8037–8045.
DOI (English Version): 10.1039/C7OB01599B
DOI (Cover): 10.1039/C7OB90160G

invited contribution for the themed collection Mechanistic Aspects of Organic Synthesis



28. Kinetics of Electrophilic Alkylations of Barbiturate and Thiobarbiturate Anions

A. Schade, I. Tchernook, M. Bauer, A. Oehlke, M. Breugst, J. Friedrich, S. Spange, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 8476–8488.
DOI (English Version): 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01223

27. Novel Noncovalent Interactions in Catalysis: A Focus on Halogen, Chalcogen, and Anion-π Bonding

M. Breugst,* D. von der Heiden, J. Schmauck, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 3224–3236.
DOI (English Version): 10.1055/s-0036-1588838

26. Highly Enantioselective Allylation of Ketones - An Efficient Approach to all Stereoisomers of Tertiary Homoallylic Alcohols

M. Brauns, M. Mantel, J. Schmauck, M. Guder, M. Breugst,* J. Pietruszka,* Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 12136–12140.
DOI (English Version): 10.1002/chem.201701740

25. Reaction Mechanism of Iodine-Catalyzed Michael Additions

D. von der Heiden, S. Bozkus, M. Klussmann, M. Breugst* J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 4037–4043.
DOI (English Version): 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00445


24. A Metal–Free Synthesis of 6–Phosphorylated Phenanthridines: Synthetic and Mechanistic Insights

L. Noël-Duchesneau, E. Lagadic, F. Morlet-Savary, J.-F. Lohier, I. Chataigner, M. Breugst,* J. Lalevée, A.-C. Gaumont, S. Lakhdar* Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 5900–5903.
DOI (English Version): 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02983

Highlighted in Synfacts 2017, 13, 140.

23. Redox-Neutral Aromatization of Cyclic Amines: Mechanistic Insights and Harnessing of Reactive Intermediates for Amine α- and β-C-H Functionalization

L. Ma, A. Paul, M. Breugst,* D. Seidel* Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 18179–18189.
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/chem.201603839

22. Influence of the N-Substituents on the Nucleophilicity and Lewis Basicity of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

A. Levens, F. An, M. Breugst, H. Mayr, D. W. Lupton, Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 3566–3569.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01525

21. Origin of the Catalytic Effects of Molecular Iodine – A Computational Analysis

M. Breugst,* E. Detmar, D. von der Heiden ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 3203–3212.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/acscatal.6b00447

20. Quantification of the Nucleophilic Reactivity of Nicotine

P. A. Byrne, S. Kobayashi, M. Breugst, H. Laub, H. Mayr J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2016, 29, 759–767.
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/poc.3580

19. Keto-Enol Thermodynamics of Breslow Intermediates

M. Paul, M. Breugst, J.-M. Neudörfl, R. B. Sunoj, A. Berkessel. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5044–5051.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/jacs.5b13236

18. Enantioselective Catalysts for the Synthesis of α-Substituted Allyboronates - An Accelerated Approach towards Isomerically Pure Homoallylic Alcohols
18. Enantioselektive Katalysatoren zur Synthese von α-substituierten Allylboronsäureestern - ein effizienter Zugang zu isomerenreinen Homoallylalkoholen

M. Brauns, F. Muller, D. Gülden, D. Böse, W. Frey, M. Breugst,* J. Pietruszka* Angew. Chem. 2016, 128, 1574–1578; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 1548–1552.
DOI (Deutsche Fassung) 10.1002/ange.201509198
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/anie.201509198


17. Mit molekularem Iod katalysieren

M. Breugst Nachr. Chem. 2015, 63, 1180–1183.
DOI (Deutsche Version) 10.1002/nadc.201590404

16. Asymmetric Redox-Annulation of Cyclic Amines

Y. Kang, W. Chen, M. Breugst,* D. Seidel* J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 9628–9640.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/acs.joc.5b01384

15. Experimental and Computational Studies on the C-H Amination Mechanism of Tetrahydrocarbazoles via Hydroperoxides

N. Gulzar, K. M. Jones, H. Konnerth, M. Breugst,* M. Klussmann* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 3367–3376.
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/chem.201405376


14. Computational Analysis of Cyclophane-Based Bisthiourea-Catalyzed Henry Reactions

M. Breugst,* K. N. Houk* J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 6302–6309.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/jo501227m

13. Redox-Neutral α-Sulfenylation of Secondary Amines: Ring-Fused N,S-Acetals

C. L. Jarvis, M. T. Richers, M. Breugst, K. N. Houk, D. Seidel, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 3556–3559.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/ol501509b

12. Redox-Neutral α-Oxygenation of Amines: Reaction Development and Elucidation of the Mechanism

M. T. Richers, M. Breugst, A. Y. Platonova, A. Ullrich, A. Dieckmann, K. N. Houk, D. Seidel J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 6123–6135.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/ja501988b

11. δ-Deuterium Isotope Effects as Probes for Transition State Structures of Isoprenoid Substrates

S.-r. Choi, M. Breugst, K. N. Houk, C. D. Poulter J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 3572–3580.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/jo500394u


10. Synergistic Effects Between Lewis and Brønsted Acids – Application to the Prins Cyclization

M. Breugst,* R. Grée, K. N. Houk,* J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 9892–9897.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/jo401628e

09. Theoretical Exploration of the Mechanism of Riboflavin Formation from 6,7-Dimethyl-8-ribityl-lumazine: Hydride Transfer, Hydrogen Atom Transfer, Nucleophilic Addition, or Nucleophilic Catalysis?

M. Breugst, A. Eschenmoser, K. N. Houk, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6658–6668.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/ja402099f

08. Zwitterions and Unobserved Intermediates in Organocatalytic Diels-Alder Reactions of Linear and Cross-Conjugated Trienamines

A. Dieckmann, M. Breugst, K. N. Houk, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 3237–3242.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/ja312043g

Highlighted in Comp. Chem. Highlights, 2013, 2013.04.zwitterions.


07. Nucleophilic Reactivities of the Anions of Nucleobases and Their Subunits

M. Breugst, F. Corral Bautista, H. Mayr, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 127–137.
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/chem.201102411


06. N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Organocatalysts with Moderate Nucleophilicity but Extraordinarily High Lewis Basicity
06. N-Heterocyclische Carbene: Organokatalysatoren mit mäßiger Nucleophilie, aber außerordentlich hoher Lewis-Basizität

B. Maji, M. Breugst, H. Mayr, Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 7047–7052; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6915–6919.
DOI (Deutsche Fassung) 10.1002/ange.201102435
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/anie.201102435

05. Farewell to the HSAB Treatment of Ambident Reactivity
05. Abschied vom HSAB-Modell ambidenter Reaktivität

H. Mayr, M. Breugst, A. R. Ofial, Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 6598–6634; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6470–6505.
DOI (Deutsche Fassung) 10.1002/ange.201007100
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/anie.201007100


04. Ambident Reactivities of Pyridone Anions

M. Breugst, H. Mayr, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15380–15389.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/ja106962u

03. Nucleophilic Reactivities of Imide and Amide Anions

M. Breugst, T. Tokuyasu, H. Mayr, J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 5050–5258.
DOI (English Version) 10.1021/jo1009883

02. Marcus-Analysis of Ambident Reactivity
02. Marcus-Analyse ambidenter Reaktivität

M. Breugst, H. Zipse, J. P. Guthrie, H. Mayr, Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 5291–5295; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 5165–5169.
DOI (Deutsche Fassung) 10.1002/ange.201001574
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/anie.201001574

Older Publications

01. Towards a General Scale of Nucleophilicity?
01. Auf dem Weg zu einer allgemeinen Nucleophilie-Skala?

T. B. Phan, M. Breugst, H. Mayr, Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 3954–3959; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3869–3874.
DOI (Deutsche Fassung) 10.1002/ange.200600542
DOI (English Version) 10.1002/anie.200600542