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ResearcherID: P-7754-2016
ORCID: 0000-0003-3107-1445


46. P. W. Antoni, C. Golz, J. J. Holstein, D. A. Pantazis, M. M. Hansmann*
Isolation and reactivity of an elusive diazoalkene
Nat. Chem. 202113, 587–593.
DOI: 10.1038/s41557-021-00675-5.

Highlighted in “Notizen aus der Chemie” Nachr. Chem. 2021, 69 (Juli), 48.

Highlighted in press release of TU Dort­mund

Featured in Science 2021, 372, 1163


45. M. M. Hansmann*, P. W. Antoni, H. Pesch
Stable Mesoionic N‐Heterocyclic Olefins (mNHOs)
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 5782-5787.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201914571)
Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 5831-5836.
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.201914571)

Highlighted in „Trendberichte 2020: Anorganische Chemie“ C. Hering-Junghans, C. Sindlinger, Nachr. Chem. 2021, 69, 52-66.

44. J. Messelberger, A. Grünwald, S. J. Goodner, F. Zeilinger, P. Pinter, M. E. Miehlich, F. W. Heinemann, M. M. Hansmann, D. Munz*
Aromaticity and Sterics Control Whether a Cationic Olefin Radical is Resistant to Disproportionation
Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 4138-4149.
(DOI: 10.1039/D0SC00699H)

43. T. Ullrich, P. Pinter, J. Messelberger, P. Haines, R. Kaur, M. M. Hansmann*, D. Munz*, D.M. Guldi*
Singlet Fission in Carbene Derived Diradicaloids
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 7906-7914.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.202001286)
Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 7980-7988.
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.202001286)

42. J. L. Peltier, E. Tomás-Mendivil, D. R. Tolentino, M. M. Hansmann, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand*
Realizing Metal-Free Carbene-Catalyzed Carbonylation Reactions with CO
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 18336-18340.
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c09938


41. M. Gosh, H. H. Cramer, S. Dechert, S. Demeshko, M. John, M. M. Hansmann, S. Ye*, F. Meyer*
A μ-Phosphido Diiron Dumbbell in Multiple Oxidation States
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 14349–14356.
(DOI: 10.1002/anie.201908213)
Angew. Chem. 2019, 131, 14487–14494.
(DOI: 10.1002/ange.201908213)

40. P. W. Antoni, T. Bruckhoff, M. M. Hansmann*
Organic Redox-Systems Based on Pyridinium-Carbene Hybrids
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 9701–9711.
(DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b04249)


39. P. W. Antoni, M. M. Hansmann*
Pyrylenes: A New Class of Tunable, Redox-Switchable, Photoexcitable Pyrylium-Carbene Hybrids with Three Stable Redox-States
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 14823–14835.
(DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08545)

38. J. Messelberger, A. Grünwald, P. Pinter, M. M. Hansmann, D. Munz*
Carbene derived diradicaloids – building blocks for singlet fission?
Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6107-6117.
(DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01999A)

37. M. M. Hansmann*
Synthesis of Azaphosphinines by Directed Inverse Electron Demand Hetero‐Diels‐Alder Reactions with Na(OCP)
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 11573-11577.
(DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802173)

36. A. Hinz, M. M. Hansmann, G. Bertrand*, J. M. Goicoechea*
Intercepting a Transient Phosphino-Arsinidene
Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 9514-9519. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802175)

35. M. M. Hansmann, M. Melaimi, D. Munz, G. Bertrand*
A Modular Approach to Kekulé Diradicaloids Derived from Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbenes
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 2546-2554. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b11183)

34. M. M. Hansmann, M. Melaimi, G. Bertrand*
Organic Mixed Valence Compounds Derived from Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbenes
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 2206-2213. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b11184)


33. M. M. Hansmann, M. Melaimi, G. Bertrand*
Crystalline Monomeric Allenyl/Propargyl Radical
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 15620-15623. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b09622)

32. E. Tomás-Mendivil, M. M. Hansmann, C. M. Weinstein, R. Jazzar, M. Melaimi, G. Bertrand*
Bicyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbenes (BICAACs): Stable Carbenes more Ambiphilic than CAACs
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 7753-7756. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04640)

31. M. M. Hansmann, D. A. Ruiz, L. Liu, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand*
(Phosphanyl)phosphaketenes as Building Blocks for Novel Phosphorus Heterocycles
Chem. Sci. 20178, 3720-3725. (DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00300E)

30. S. Arndt, M. M. Hansmann, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Direct Access to π-Extended Phosphindolium Salts by Simple Proton-Induced Cyclization of (o-Alkynylphenyl)-phosphanes
Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 5429-5433. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700889)

29. S. Tšupova, M. M. Hansmann, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Gold-Catalysed Formal Cyclisation/Dimerization of Thiophene-Tethered Diynes
Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 5716-5721. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700061)

28. S. Arndt, M. M. Hansmann*, P. Motloch, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Intramolecular anti-Phosphinoauration of Alkynes: An FLP-Motivated Approach to Stable Aurated Phosphindolium Complexes
Chem. Eur. J. 201723, 2542-2547. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605914)


27. M. M. Hansmann, G. Bertrand*
Transition-Metal-like Behavior of Main Group Elements: Ligand Exchange at a Phosphinidene
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 15885-15888. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11496)

26. G. Kleinhans, M. M. Hansmann, G. Guisado-Barrios, D. C. Liles, G. Bertrand, D. I. Bezuidenhout*
Nucleophilic T-shaped (LXL)Au(I)-pincer complexes: Protonation and Alkylation
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 15873-15876. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11359)
Highlighted in ACS Spotlight: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 16567–16567.

25. S. Tšupova, M. M. Hansmann, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
New pathways for the Dual Gold Catalyzed Cyclization of Diynes
Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 16286-16291. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602873)

24. L. C. Wilkins, J. R. Lawson, P. Wieneke, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi, M. M. Hansmann, R. L. Melen*
The Propargyl Rearrangement to Functionalised Allyl- Boron and Borocation Compounds
Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 14618–14624. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602719)

23. M. M. Hansmann, R. Jazzar, G. Bertrand*
Singlet (Phosphino)phosphinidenes are Electrophilic
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138, 8356-8359. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b04232)

22. M. M. Hansmann, A. López-Andarias, E. Rettenmeier, C. Egler-Lucas, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi,* C. Romero-Nieto*
B(C6F5)3: A Lewis acid that brings the light to the solid state
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 1196-1199. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508461)
Erzeugung von Festkörperlumineszenz durch Koordination der Lewis-Säure B(C6F5)3 an nicht-emittierende Aldehyde
Angew. Chem. 2016128, 1212-1216. (DOI: 10.1002/ange.201508461)
(selected as hot paper); Highlighted in “Cutting-Edge Chem­is­try“ by the ACS.

21. L. C. Wilkins, H. B. Hamilton, B. M. Kariuki, A. S. K. Hashmi, M. M. Hansmann, R. L. Melen*
Lewis acid-base 1,2-addition reactions: Synthesis of pyrylium borates from en-ynoate precursors.
Dalton Trans. 201645, 5929-5932. (DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03340C


20. M. M. Hansmann*, R. L. Melen, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, H. Wadepohl, D. W. Stephan*, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Cyclopropanation / Carboboration Reactions of Enynes with B(C6F5)3
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 15469-15477. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b09311)

19. L. C. Wilkins, P. Wieneke, P. D. Newman, B. M. Kariuki, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi, M. M. Hansmann*, R. L. Melen*
Pathways to functionalized heterocycles: The propargyl rearrangement using B(C6F5)3
Organometallics 201534, 5298-5309. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00753)

18. E. Rettenmeier, M. M. Hansmann, A. Ahrens, K. Rübenacker, T. Saboo, J. Massholder, C. Meier, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Insights into the Gold-Catalyzed Propargyl Ester Rearrangement/ Tandem Cyclization Sequence: Radical versus Gold Catalysis — Myers–Saito- versus Schmittel-Type Cyclization
Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 14401-14409. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501725)

17. R. L. Melen,* L. C. Wilkins, B. M. Kariuki, H. Wadepohl, L. H. Gade, A. S. K. Hashmi, D. W. Stephan, M. M. Hansmann*
Diverging Pathways in the Activation of Allenes with Lewis Acids and Bases: Addition, 1,2-Carboboration, and Cyclization
Organometallics 201534, 4127-4137. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00546)


16. M. M. Hansmann*, F. Rominger, M. P. Boone, D. W. Stephan*, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Reactivity of Organogold Compounds with B(C6F5)3 – A Gold Boron Transmetalation via σ-B/π-Au Species
Organometallics 201433, 4461-4470. (DOI: 10.1021/om5006885)

15. M. M. Hansmann, R. L. Melen, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*, D. W. Stephan*
B(C6F5)3 Promoted Cyclisation of Internal Propargyl Esters: Structural Characterisation of 1,3-Dioxolium Compounds
Chem. Commun. 201450, 7243-7245. (DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01370K) (selected as hot article)

14. T. Wang, S. Shi, M. M. Hansmann, E. Rettenmeier, M. Rudolph, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Synthesis of Highly Substituted 3-Formyl Furans via Gold(I)-Catalyzed Oxidation / 1,2-Alkynyl Mi­gra­tion / Cyclization Cascade
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 3715-3719. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201310146)
Synthese hochsubstituierter 3-Formylfurane über eine Kaskade aus Gold(I)-katalysierter Oxidation, 1,2-Alkinylwanderung und Cyclisierung
Angew. Chem. 2014126, 3789-3793. (DOI: 10.1002/ange.201310146)
Classified as highly cited paper by Elsevier

13. M. M. Hansmann, R. L. Melen, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*, D. W. Stephan*
Activation of Alkynes with B(C6F5)3 - Boron Allylation Reagents Derived from Propargyl Esters
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 777-782. (DOI: 10.1021/ja4110842)

12. M. M. Hansmann*, S. Tsupova, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Gold-catalysed Cyclisation of Diynes: Controlling the Mode of 5-endo vs. 6-endo Cyclisation – An Experimental and Theoretical Case Study Utilizing Diethynylthiophenes
Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 2215-2223. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201302967)


11. M. M. Hansmann, M. Pernpointner*, R. Döpp, A. S. K. Hashmi*
A Theoretical DFT-based and an Experimental Study of the Transmetalation Step in Au/Pd Mediated Cross-Coupling Reactions
Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 15290-15303. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301840)

10. W. Yang, Y. Yu, T. Zhang, M. M. Hansmann, D. Pflästerer, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Gold-Catalyzed Highly Diastereoselective Synthesis of Functionalized 3,4-Disubstituted Butyrolactams via Phosphatyloxy or Carbonate Double Migrations
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013335, 2037-2043. (DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201300158)
Highlighted in SynFacts: Synfacts 20139, 1086.

9. R. L. Melen†, M. M. Hansmann†, A. J. Lough, A. S. K. Hashmi, D. W. Stephan*
Cyclisation versus 1,1-Carboboration: Reactions of B(C6F5)3 with Propargylamides
Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 11928-11938. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301899) († equal contribution)

8. M. M. Hansmann, A. S. K. Hashmi*, M. Lautens*
Gold meets Rhodium: Tandem One-Pot Synthesis of β-Disubstituted Ketones via Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement and Asymmetric 1,4-Addition
Org. Lett. 201315, 3226-3229. (DOI: 10.1021/ol4011739)
Highlighted in SynFacts: Synfacts 20139, 1087.
Highlighted on­is­

7. M. M. Hansmann*, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Mechanistic switch in dual gold catalysis of diynes: C(sp3)-H activation through bifurcation – vinylidene versus carbene pathways
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201352, 2593-2598. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208777)
Mechanistisches Umschalten bei der dualen Goldkatalyse von Diinen: C(sp3)-H-Aktivierung über Bifurkation – Vinyliden- versus Carbenreaktionswege
Angew. Chem. 2013125, 2653-2659. (DOI: 10.1002/ange.201208777)
Classified as highly cited paper by Elsevier (> 100 citations)

6. M. M. Hansmann*, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi*
Gold-Allenylidenes – An experimental and theoretical study
Chem. Sci 20134, 1552-1559. (DOI: 10.1039/C3SC22227F)

5. A. S. K. Hashmi*, W. Yang, Y. Yu, M. M. Hansmann, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger
Gold-catalyzed formal 1,6-acyloxy migration leading to 3,4-disubstituted pyrrolidin-2-ones
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201352, 1329-1332. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201207287)
Goldkatalysierte formale 1,6-Acyloxywanderung unter Bil­dung von 3,4-disubstituierten Pyrrolidin-2-onen
Angew. Chem. 2013125, 1368-1371. (DOI: 10.1002/ange.201207287)
Highlighted in SynFacts: Synfacts 20139, 414.


4. B. M. Trost*, D. A. Thaisrivongs, M. M. Hansmann
Tandem Palladium(0)- and Palladium(II)-catalyzed allylic alkylation through complementary redox cycles
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 11522-11526. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201204251)
Angew. Chem. 2012124, 11690-11694. (DOI: 10.1002/ange.201204251)

3. B. M. Trost*, M. M. Hansmann, D. A. Thaisrivongs
Palladium-catalyzed alkylation of 1,4-dienes by C–H activation
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 4950-4953. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201200601)
Angew. Chem. 2012124, 5034-5037. (DOI: 10.1002/ange.201200601)


2. A. S. K. Hashmi*, M. Pernpointner, M. M. Hansmann
Theoretical insights into the superior activity of gold catalysts and reactions of organogold intermediates with electrophiles
Faraday Discuss. 2011152, 179-184. (DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00029B)

1. M. M. Hansmann, R. L. Melen, D. S. Wright*
Group 13 BN dehydrocoupling reagents, similar to transition metal catalysts but with unique reactivity
Chem. Sci. 20112, 1554-1559. (DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00154J)


1. Novel compounds exhibiting photopysical properties upon formation of Lewis acid-base adducts using non-chelating boranes, method for producing the same and devices in­clu­ding the same.
M. M. Hansmann, A. S. K. Hashmi, C. Romero-Nieto, A. López-Andarias, E. Rettenmeier, C. Egler-Lucas
Patent registration WO 2017/016653 A1; PCT/EP2016/001254.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Cam­pus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Cam­pus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Cam­pus Nord to Cam­pus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Cam­pus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Cam­pus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Cam­pus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Cam­pus Nord and offers a direct connection to Cam­pus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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