Deutsch Intern
    Professur für Anorganische Chemie

    Journal Articles


    Y. P. Budiman, S. Lorenzen, Z. Liu, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Base-Free Pd-catalyzed C-Cl Borylation of Fluorinated Aryl Chlorides, Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 3869-3874.

    S. A. Föhrenbacher, M. J. Krahfuß, L. Zapf, A. Friedrich, N. Ignat’ev, M. Finze, U. Radius, Tris(pentafluoroethyl)difluorophosphorane: A Versatile Fluoride Acceptor for Transition Metal Chemistry, Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 3504-3516.

    M. J. Krahfuss, U. Radius, N-Heterocyclic Silylene Main Group Element Chemistry: Adduct Formation, Insertion into E–X bonds and Cyclization of Organoazide, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 548-561.


    Z. Liu, Y. P. Budiman, Y. Tian, A. Friedrich, M. Huang, S. A. Westcott, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Electron-Deficient Polyfluorophenylboronate Esters with Terminal Alkynes, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 17267-17274.

    A. Hock, L. Werner, M. Riethmann, U. Radius, Bis-NHC Aluminium and Gallium dihydride cations [(NHC)2EH2]+ (E = Al, Ga), Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 4015-4023.

    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. (2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection)

    Y. Tian, X. 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. 2020, 142, 18231-18242.


    U. S. D. Paul, M. J. Krahfuß, U. Radius, Chem. Unserer Zeit  2019, 53, 212-223.

    J. Lorkowski, M. Krahfuß, M. Kubicki, U. Radius, C. Pietraszuk, Chem. Eur. J.  2019, 25, 11365-11374.

    L. Kuehn, M. Huang, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Copper-​catalysed borylation of aryl chlorides, Org. Biomol. Chem.  2019, 17, 6601-6606.

    K. Lubitz, U. Radius, The Coupling of N-​Heterocyclic Carbenes to Terminal Alkynes at Half Sandwich Cobalt NHC Complexes, Organometallics  2019, 38, 2558-2572.

    J. H. J. Berthel, L. Tendera, M. W. Kuntze-Fechner, L. Kuehn, U. Radius, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.  2019, 3061-3072.

    L. Kuehn, M. Stang, S. Würtemberger-Pietsch, A. Friedrich, H. Schneider, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, FBpin and its Adducts and their Role in Catalytic Borylations, Faraday Discuss.  2019, 10.1039/c9fd00053d .

    J. H. J. Berthel, M. W. Kuntze‐Fechner, U. Radius, [Ni3(iPr2Im)32‐CO)33‐CO)] – A CO‐Stabilized NHC Analogue of the Parent Neutral Nickel Chini‐Type ClusterEur. J. Inorg. Chem.  2019, 21, 2618–2623.

    L. Kuehn, D. G. Jammal, K. Lubitz, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, Stoichiometric and Catalytic Aryl-Cl Activation and Borylation using NHC-stabilized Nickel(0) Complexes, Chem. Eur. J.  2019, 25, 9514-9521.

    M. W. Kuntze-Fechner, C. Kerpen, D. Schmidt, M. Häring, U. Radius, NHC Nickel Catalyzed Hiyama- and Negishi-Type Cross-Coupling of Aryl Fluorides and Investigations on the Stability of Nickel(II) Fluoroaryl Alkyl Complexes, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.  2019, 13, 1767-1775.

    L. Kuehn, A. F. Eichhorn, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, Copper(I) complexes of N-​alkyl-​substituted N-​Heterocyclic carbenes, J. Organomet. Chem.  2019, 881, 25-33.


    Y.-M. Tian, X.-N. Guo, M. W. Kuntze-Fechner, I. Krummenacher, H. Braunschweig, U. Radius, A. Steffen, T. B. Marder, Selective Photocatalytic C-F Borylation of Polyfluoroarenes by Rh/Ni Dual Catalysis Providing Valuable Fluorinated Arylboronate Esters, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2018, 140, 17612-17623.

    H. Schneider, A. Hock,  A. D. Jaeger, D. Lentz, U. Radius, NHC·Alane Adducts as Hydride Sources in the Hydrodefluorination of Fluoroaromatics and Fluoroolefins, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.  2018, 4031–4043.

    A. Hock, H. Schneider, M. J. Krahfuß, U. Radius, Hydride Amide and Hydride Phenolate Complexes of NHC Coordinated Aluminum, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem.  2018, 644, 1243-1251.

    K. Lubitz, V. Sharma, S. Shukla, J. H. J. Berthel, H. Schneider, C. Hoßbach, U. Radius,  Asymmetrically substituted tetrahedral Cobalt NHC Complexes and their Use as ALD as well as Low Temperature CVD Precursors, Organometallics  2018, 37, 1181 - 1191.


    A. F. Eichhorn, L. Kuehn, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, Facile Insertion of a Cyclic Alkyl(Amino) Carbene Carbon into the B-B Bond of Diboron(4) Reagents, Chem. Commun.  2017, 53, 11694-11696.

    H. Schneider, A. Hock, R. Bertermann, U. Radius, The Reactivity of NHC Alane Adducts towards N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino) Carbenes: Ring Expansion, Ring Opening, and Al-H Bond Activation, Chem Eur. J.  2017, 23, 12387-12398.

    U. S. D. Paul, U. Radius, What Wanzlick did not dare to dream: Cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (cAACs) as new key players in main group element and transition metal chemistry, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.  2017, 3362-3375.

    A. F. Eichhorn, S. Fuchs, M. Flock, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, Reversible Oxidative Addition at Carbon, Angewandte Chemie  2017, 129, 10343-10347; Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.  2017, 56, 10209-10213.

    U. S. D. Paul, U. Radius, Synthesis and Reactivity of Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbene stabilized Nickel Carbonyl Complexes, Organometallics  2017, 36, 1398-1407.

    H. Schneider, D. Schmidt, A. Eichhöfer, M. Radius, F. Weigend, U. Radius, Synthesis and Reactivity of NHC stabilized Iron(II) Mesityl Complexes, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.  2017, 19, 2600-2616.

    M. Eck, S. Würtemberger-Pietsch, A. Eichhorn, J. H. J. Berthel, R. Bertermann, U. S. D. Paul, H. Schneider, A. Friedrich, C. Kleeberg, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, B–B Bond Activation and NHC Ring-expansion Reactions of Diboron(4) Compounds, and Accurate Molecular Structures of B2(NMe2)4, B2eg2, B2neop2 and B2pin2, Dalton Transactions  2017, 46, 3661-3680.

    U. S. D. Paul, U. Radius, Ligand versus Complex: C–F and C–H Bond Activation of Polyfluoroaromatics at a Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino) Carbene, Chem Eur. J.  2017, 23, 3993-4009.


    H. Schneider, M. J. Krahfuß, U. Radius, To Rearrange or not to Rearrange: Reactivity of NHCs towards Chloro- and Hydrostannanes R2SnCl2 (R = Me, Ph) and Ph3SnH, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem.  2016, 22, 1282-1286.

    F. Hering, J. H. J. Berthel, K. Lubitz, U. S. D. Paul, H. Schneider, M. Härterich, U. Radius, Synthesis and Thermal Properties of Novel NHC-Stabilized Cobalt Carbonyl Nitrosyl Complexes, Organometallics 2016, 35, 2806-2821.

    S. Würtemberger-Pietsch, H. Schneider, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, Adduct Formation, B-H-Activation and Ring Expansion at Room Temperature from Reactions of HBcat with NHCs, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 13032-13036.

    U. S. D. Paul, C. Sieck, M. Haehnel, K. Hammond, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)carbene Complexes of Rhodium and Nickel and Their Steric and Electronic Parameters, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 11005-11014.

    U. S. D. Paul, H. Braunschweig, U. Radius, Iridium-catalysed dehydrocoupling of aryl-phosphine borane adducts: synthesis and charcerisation of high molecular weight poly(phosphinoboranes), Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8573-8576.

    J. Zhou, J. H. J. Berthel, M. Kuntze-Fechner, A. Friedrich, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, NHC Nickel-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions of Aryl Boronate Esters with Perfluorobenzenes, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 5789-5794.

    J. Zhou, M. Kuntze-Fechner, R. Bertermann, U. S. D. Paul, J. H. J. Berthel, A. Friedrich, Z. Du, T. B. Marder, U. Radius, Preparing (Multi)Fluoroarenes as Building Blocks for Synthesis: Nickel-Catalyzed Borylation of Polyfluoroarenes via C-F Bond Cleavage, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5250-5253.

    J. Strautmann, R. Paciello, T. Schaub, F. Eickemeyer, D. Löffler, H. Wilmer, U. Radius, J. Berthel, F. Hering, Process for the generation of thin inorganic films, PCT Int. Appl. 2016, WO 2016012495 A1 20160128.

    S. Würtemberger-Pietsch, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, 25 Years of N-heterocyclic carbenes: activation of both main-group element-element bonds and NHCs themselves, Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 5880-5895.


    N. Arnold, S. Mozo, U. Paul, U. Radius, H. Braunschweig, Aryldihydroborane Coordination to Iridium and Osmium Hydrido Complexes, Organometallics 2015, 34, 5709-5715.

    F. Hering, P. Varga, M. Würtemberger, U. Radius, Bisimido Molybdenum Complexes of the Extremely Bulky Pr* Framework, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2015, 641, 2530-2535.

    F. Hering, U. Radius, From NHC to Imidazolyl Ligand: Synthesis of Platinum and Palladium Complexes d10-[M(NHC)2] (M = Pd, Pt) of the NHC 1,3-Diisopropylimidazolin-2-yliden, Organometallics 2015, 34, 3236-3245.

    H. Schneider, D. Schmidt, U. Radius, The reductive P-P coupling of primary and secondary phosphines mediated by N-heterocyclic carbenes, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 10138-10141.

    S. Pietsch, U. Paul, I. A. Cade, M. J. Ingleson, U. Radius, T. B. Marder, Room Temperature Ring Expansion of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and B-B Bond Cleavage of Diboron(4) Compounds, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 9018-9021.

    S. Pietsch, E. Neeve, D. C. Apperley, R. Bertermann, F. Mo, D. Qiu, M. S. Cheung, L. Dang, J. Wang, U. Radius, Z. Lin, C. Kleeberg, T. B. Marder, Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Anionic sp2-sp3 Diboron Compounds: Readily Accessible Boryl Nucleophiles, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 7082-7098.

    H. Schneider, D. Schmidt, U. Radius, A Facile Route to Backbone-Tethered N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ligands via NHC to aNHC Rearrangement in NHC Silicon Halide Adducts, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 2793-2797.

    F. Hering, J. Nitsch, U. Paul, A. Steffen, F. M. Bickelhaupt, U. Radius, Bite-angle bending as a key for understanding group-10 metal reactivity of d10-[M(NHC)2] complexes with sterically modest NHC ligands, Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 1426-1432.

    P. Hemberger, A. Bodi, J. H. J. Berthel, U. Radius, Intramolecular C-N Bond Activation and Ring-Expansion Reactions of N.Heterocyclic Carbenes, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 1434-1438.


    D. Schmidt, T. Zell, T. Schaub, U. Radius, Si-H bond activation at {(NHC)2Ni0} leading to hydrido silyl and bis(silyl) complexes: a versatile tool for catalytic Si-H/D exchange, acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of hydrosilanes, and hydrogenation of disilanes to hydrosilanes, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 10816-10827.


    C. Hauf, J. E. Barquera-Lozada, P. Meixner, G. Eickerling, S. Altmannshofer, D. Stalke, T. Zell, D. Schmidt, U. Radius, W. Scherer, Remanent Si–H Interactions in Late Transition Metal Silane Complexes, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2013, 639, 1996-2004.

    B. Zarzycki, F. M. Bickelhaupt, U. Radius, Symmetrical P4 cleavage at cobalt half sandwich complexes [(η5-C5H5)Co(L)] (L = CO, NHC) - a computational case study on the mechanism of symmetrical P4 degradation to P2 ligands, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 7468-7481.

    P. Hemberger, A. Bodi, T. Gerber, M. Würtemberger, U. Radius, Unimolecular Reaction Mechanism of an Imidazolin-2-ylidene: An iPEPICO Study on the Complex Dissociation of an Arduengo-Type Carbene, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 7090-7099.

    B. Zarzycki, T. Zell, D. Schmidt, U. Radius, P4 Activation at Ni0: Selective Formation of an NHC-Stabilized, Dinuclear Nickel Complex [Ni2(iPr2Im)4(µ,η2:2-P2)], Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013,  2051-2058.

    T. Zell, U. Radius, Carbon Halide Bond Activation of Aroyl Halides using an NHC-stabilized Nickel(0) Complex, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2013, 639, 334-339.


    D. Schmidt, J.H.J. Berthel, S. Pietsch, U. Radius, C-N-Bindungsspaltung und Ringerweiterung N-heterocyclischer Carbene durch Hydrosilane, Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 9011-9015; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8881-8885.

    P. Fischer, T. Linder, U. Radius, [Ni(iPr2Im)2Br2]: A Convenient Entry into NHC Nickel Chemistry, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2012, 638, 1491-1496.

    T. Zell, P. Fischer, D. Schmidt, U. Radius, C-Br Activation of Aryl Bromides at Ni0(NHC)2: Stoichiometric Reactions, Catalytic Application in Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling, and Catalyst Degradation, Organometallics 2012, 31, 5065-5073.

    S. Duerr, B. Zarzycki, D. Ertler, I. Ivanovic-Burmazovic, U. Radius, Aerobic CO Oxidation of a Metal-Bound Carbonyl in a NHC-Stabilized Cobalt Half-Sandwich Complex, Organometallics 2012, 31, 1730-1742.

    P. Fischer, K. Goetz, A. Eichhorn, U. Radius, Decisive Steps of the Hydrodefluorination of Fluoroaromatics using [Ni(NHC)2], Organometallics 2012, 31, 1374-1383.

    S. Duerr, D. Ertler, U. Radius, Symmetrical P4 Cleavage at Cobalt: Characterization of Intermediates on the Way from P4 to Coordinated P2 Units, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 3904-3909.


    T. Schaub, P. Fischer, T. Meins, U. Radius, Consecutive C-F Bond Activation of Hexafluorobenzene and Decafluorobiphenyl, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 3122-3126.

    T. Zell, M. Feierabend, B. Halfter, U. Radius, Stoichiometric and catalytic C-Cl activation of Aryl Chlorides using an NHC-stabilized nickel(0) complex, J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 1380-1387.

    T. Zell, T. Schaub, K. Radacki, U. Radius, Si-H Activation of hydrosilanes leading to hydrido silyl and bis(silyl) nickel complexes, Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 1852-1854.

    M. Würtemberger, T. Ott, C. Döring, T. Schaub, U. Radius, Synthesis and Characterization of Tetrakis(carbene)ruthenium(II) Complexes Featuring an [Ru(NHC)4]2+ Core, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 405-415.


    T. Schaub, U. Radius, A. Brucks, M.P. Choules, M.T. Olsen, T.B. Rauchfuss, 1,3-Di-alkyl-imidazole-2-ylidenes, Inorg. Synth. 2010, 35, 78-83.

    J.W. Wielandt, D. Ruckerbauer, T. Zell, U. Radius, Bis(1,5-cyclooctadiene)nickel(0)Inorg. Synth. 2010, 35, 120-125.


    T. Zheng, H. Sun, Y. Chen, X. Li, S. Dürr, U. Radius, K. Harms, Synergistic Effect of a Low-Valent Cobalt Complex and a Trimethylphosphine Ligand on Selective C-F Bond Activation of Perfluorinated Toluene, Organometallics 2009, 28, 5771-5776.

    T. Schaub, M. Backes, O. Plietzsch, U. Radius, Facile C-S-, S-H-, and S-S bond cleavage by a Nickel(0) NHC Complex, Dalton Trans. 2009, 7071-7079. (Dalton Transactions hot paper).

    U. Radius, F. M. Bickelhaupt, Bonding Capabilities of Imidazole-2-ylidene Ligands in Group 10 Transition Metal Chemistry, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2009, 253, 678-686.


    T. Schaub, M. Backes, U. Radius, Square Planar Ni(II) Pentafluorophenyl Complexes through Derivatizatiomn of C-F Activation Products, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 2680-2690.

    T. Schaub, P. Fischer, A. Steffen, T. Braun, U. Radius, A. Mix, C-F Bond Activation of fluorinated Arenes using NHC stabilized Nickel (0) Complexes: Selectivity and Mechanistic Investigations, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 9304-9317.


    T. Schaub, C. Döring, U. Radius, Efficient Nickel mediated Carbon Carbon Bond Cleavage of Organonitriles, Dalton Trans. 2007, 1993-2002.

    T. Schaub, M. Backes, U. Radius; Catalytic C-C-Bond Formation accomplished by Selective C-F-Activation of Perfluorinated Arenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 15964-15965. (Highlighted: Chem. Eng. News 2006, 84, 31; Nachr. Chem. 2007, 55, 119)


    T. Schaub, M. Backes, U. Radius, Nickel(0) Complexes of N-Alkyl Substituted N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and their Use in the Catalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation of Biphenylene, Organometallics 2006, 25, 4196-4206.

    U. Radius, F. Breher, Hinter dem Horizont der Metall-Metall-Vierfachbindung, Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 3072-3077; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3006-3010. (Highlight)


    T. Schaub, U. Radius, Efficient C-F- and C-C-Activation by a Novel N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Nickel(0) Complex, Chem. Eur. J. 2005, 11, 5024-5030.


    S. R. Dubberly, A. Friedrich, D. A. Willman, P. Mountford, U. Radius, Synthesis and reactivity of calix[4]arene-supported group 4 imido complexes, Chem. Eur. J. 2003, 9, 3634-3654.


    U. Radius, J. Attner, Syntheses and Molecular Structures of New Calix[4]arene Molybdenum and Tungsten Compounds, Chem. Eur. J. 2001, 7, 783-790.

    U. Radius, Shaping the Cavity of the Macrocyclic Ligand in Metallocalix[4]arenes: The Role of the Ligand Sphere, Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 6637-6642.

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